Gandhi and the Western Classics
LAS 483 - Gandhi and the Western Classics3 hours What is justice? Is it better to suffer injustice than to do injustice? This course will approach these questions through the life and struggle of Mohandas Gandhi and through several classics of Western literature that raise the same questions that Gandhi raises in his autobiography. In addition to Gandhi’s autobiography, we will read selections from Marcus Aurelius and the whole of Plato’s Gorgias. Of course, Aristotle’s Ethics fits right in here. In this course, East meets West.