Make Without Take

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The Geeta teaches us to not be attached to the fruits of our actions. Rights-based legal systems, such as those associated with intellectual property rights, teach us to focus on consequences. One way to reconcile these paradoxical pair of teachings is to understand rights-based legal systems in terms of duties. What this means is to focus our energies on making rather than taking. Gandhi’s own interpretation of The Geeta is echoes this prescription. This chapter ponders the realities of “make, not take” in the modern economy and its demands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRelevance of Duties in the Contemporary World
Subtitle of host publicationWith Special Emphasis on Gandhian Thought
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789811918360
ISBN (Print)9789811918353
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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