Gandhi, Mahatma

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How are Gandhi's ethical and political views grounded in his  philosophical views?

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Mahatma Gandhi's main philosophical views are derived from traditional Hindu religious beliefs about non-violence, transmigration of souls, and karma. Where he differs from Hindu tradition is in opposition to the caste system and in belief that all humans are created equal, Thus in terms of personal ethics he was a...

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Mahatma Gandhi's main philosophical views are derived from traditional Hindu religious beliefs about non-violence, transmigration of souls, and karma. Where he differs from Hindu tradition is in opposition to the caste system and in belief that all humans are created equal, Thus in terms of personal ethics he was a strict vegetarian, but also socialized with dalits (untouchables). At the end of his life, he strove to practice chastity within marriage. In his political activities, he was drawn to a philosophy of non-violent action, including protests by means of peaceful fasting and hunger strikes.

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