1. The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900-1955.Leela Gandhi - 2014 - University of Chicago Press.
    Europeans and Americans tend to hold the opinion that democracy is a uniquely Western inheritance, but in _The Common Cause_, Leela Gandhi recovers stories of an alternate version, describing a transnational history of democracy in the first half of the twentieth century through the lens of ethics in the broad sense of disciplined self-fashioning. Gandhi identifies a shared culture of perfectionism across imperialism, fascism, and liberalism—an ethic that excluded the ordinary and unexceptional. But, she also illuminates an ethic of moral (...)
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  2. Ahimsa and the Metaphysics of Hon-Violence.Leela Gandhi - 2010 - In J. Sharma A. Raguramaraju (ed.), Grounding Morality. Routledge. pp. 160.
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    Other(s) Worlds: Mysticism and Radicalism at the Fin de Siècle.Leela Gandhi - 2001 - Critical Horizons 2 (2):227-253.
    Over time our understanding of the 'political' has been progressively shaped by the secular rational calculations of modern European political thought. This paper aims to critique these 'calculations' with reference to crucial moments of departure and flight within western philosophy itself. It concludes by reclaiming fin de siècle radicalism/philosophy as a forgotten instance of empirical-metaphysical hybridity: a form of politics or ethics capable of housing the imperatives of both desire and prayer.
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    Editors’ Introduction.Leela Gandhi & Deborah L. Nelson - 2014 - Critical Inquiry 40 (4):285-297.
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    Skeptical Conditions.Leela Gandhi - 2021 - Critical Inquiry 47 (S2):S115-S118.
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