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The purpose of this course (and convention paper) is to call attention to the fact that political theory is rich in Asia, despite its heavy religious content (until modern times). Indeed, the encounter with political ideas in Asia is just as profound as it is in the West. In fact, since these ideas in Asia are heavily fertilized by their…

Pax Gandhiana: The Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. Anthony J. Parel. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
 
It was not too long ago that scholars debated whether Gandhi could be regarded as a (political) philosopher at all. About 15 years ago, Columbia University professor Akeel Bilgrami published a splendid and widely read article that served to justify viewing Gandhi as a…

Introduction
The planetary spread of the informational, genetic and space technologies has been continuing apace for some time now and is poised to renew questions regarding the possibility and desirability of manipulating life and cosmos at a micro level. Notwithstanding critiques of technology as promoting instrumental reason, many non western countries eagerly embrace the new technologies for developmental gains. While the…