Skip to main content

The Story So Far

  • 73 Accesses

Abstract

The introductory chapter deals with the backdrop of the human thought and contemplates the sociopolitical milieu and the philosophies propounded in the last few centuries to interpret these from the perspective of nonviolence nonkilling peace. The meaning and significance of nonkilling are further defined and elaborated. The nonkilling philosophy envisages a society in which ‘there are no killings of humans, no threats to kill, no weapons designed to kill humans and no justification for using them’. The possibility of achieving such a nonkilling society is sought here.

Evil rises when the spirit of goodness is separated from the spirit of reality. The two must be wedded.

Rabindranath Tagore (Tagore, Rabindranath, 1931, ‘The Religion of Man’, Chapter V: The Prophet, The Macmillan Company, New York)

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Buying options

Chapter
USD   29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-1247-6_1
  • Chapter length: 12 pages
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
eBook
USD   59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-15-1247-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD   74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD   109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Graph 1.1
Graph 1.2
Graph 1.3
Graph 1.4

Notes

  1. 1.

    Ultius, Inc., 2013. “Research Paper on the Industrial Revolution.” Ultius Custom Writing and Editing Services. [Online] Available at: https://www.ultius.com/ultius-blog/entry/research-paper-on-the-industrial-revolution.html.

  2. 2.

    Bowdown, T. B., 2017. 50 Philosophy Classics. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

  3. 3.

    Johnson, Robert and Cureton, Adam, 2016, “Kant’s Moral Philosophy”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Edward N. Zalta (ed.), Available from: https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2018/entries/kant-moral/ (23 May 2018).

  4. 4.

    Niansi, Yang, 2014. Kant’s Thought on Morality and Happiness, CSCanada, Studies in Sociology of Science, Vol. 5. No. 4, pp. 64–67.

  5. 5.

    Coser, Lewis, 2007, Masters of Sociological Thought, p. 98, Jaipur, Rawat Publications.

  6. 6.

    Warburton, N., 1996. A student’s guide to Jean-Paul Sartre’s Existentialism and Humanism. Philosophy Now, Issue 15: Spring/Summer.

  7. 7.

    Bowdown, T. B., 2017. 50 Philosophy Classics. ‘Beyond Good and Evil- Friedrich Nietzsche’, London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

  8. 8.

    Paige, G.D. 2009. Nonkilling Global Political Science, Honolulu, Center for Global Nonkilling, p. 21.

  9. 9.

    Adolf, Antony, 2009. Peace: A World History, Cambridge, Polity Press.

  10. 10.

    Ibid.

  11. 11.

    Paige, G.D. 2009. Nonkilling Global Political Science, Honolulu, Center for Global Nonkilling, p. 50.

  12. 12.

    Abueva, Jose V. 2011. Let’s Build a Nonkilling Philippines, Philippines, Raintree Trading and Publishing, Inc.

  13. 13.

    UNESCO, 1945, UNESCO Constitution, Available from: http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=15244&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html (23 May 2018).

  14. 14.

    Swarup, A., 2018. Shifting the Way We Think About Nonkilling, Vision of Humanity. [Online] Available at: http://www.visionofhumanity.org/economists-on-peace/shifting-way-think-nonkilling/[Accessed 12 July 2018].

  15. 15.

    Ben-Meir, Alon, 2016, Killing in the Name of God, The World Post, Available from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alon-benmeir/killing-in-the-name-of-go_b_3611883.html (29 June 2017).

  16. 16.

    Rao, C.N.S. 2006. Sociology- Principles of Sociology With An Introduction To Social Thought, New Delhi, S. Chand & Company Ltd.

  17. 17.

    Reid, Graeme, The Trouble with Traditions When “Values” Trample Over Rights, Human Rights Watch, Available from: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2013/country-chapters/africa (29 June 2017).

  18. 18.

    Tripathi, G.S. 2018. Connection Between Philosophy and Science, Times of India.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Katyayani Singh .

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

Copyright information

© 2020 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

About this chapter

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this chapter

Singh, K., Swarup, A. (2020). The Story So Far. In: The Nonkilling Paradigm. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1247-6_1

Download citation