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The Ethics of Oneness

Emerson, Whitman, and the Bhagavad Gita

Jeremy David Engels

The Ethics of Oneness

Jeremy David Engels

272 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2021
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9780226746029 Will Publish March 2021
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780226745978 Will Publish March 2021
E-book $27.50 ISBN: 9780226746166 Will Publish March 2021
We live in an era defined by a sense of separation, even in the midst of networked connectivity. As cultural climates sour and divisive political structures spread, we are left wondering about our ties to each other. Consequently, there is no better time than now to reconsider ideas of unity.

In The Ethics of Oneness, Jeremy David Engels reads the Bhagavad Gita alongside the works of American thinkers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman. Drawing on this rich combination of traditions, Engels presents the notion that individuals are fundamentally interconnected in their shared divinity. In other words, everything is one. If the lessons of oneness are taken to heart, particularly as they were expressed and celebrated by Whitman, and the ethical challenges of oneness considered seriously, Engels thinks it is possible to counter the pervasive and problematic American ideals of hierarchy, exclusion, violence, and domination. 
 
Contents
An Invitation to All

Introduction

Chapter 1 Over-Soul

Chapter 2 Cosmos

Chapter 3 Bodies

Chapter 4 Two Visions

Chapter 5 Genius

Chapter 6 Democracy

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index
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