A STUDY OF THE MORAL-ETHICAL VIEWS OF MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND (MAHATMA) GANDHI UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LN TOLSTOY'S NON-RESISTANCE-TO-EVIL PHILOSOPHY
Nonviolent ethical theories and practices had significant impact on the humanization of society, since along with the main component - a peaceful struggle for national and civil rights - the ideas of introducing a humanistic paradigm into the socio-political process were an integral part of them. The article analyses the essence and origins of the moral-ethical views of M.K. Gandhi, the main provisions of his moral-ethical concept and principle of nonviolence, the influence of L.N. Tolstoy's creativity and non-resistance-to-evil philosophy on the formation of M.K. Gandhi's moral-ethical views. The study emphasizes that religion was at the centre of M.K. Gandhi's moral-ethical concept.