By Fred Dallmayr
The e-book is intercultural and in addition inter-disciplinary. because the objective is holistic - to carry the area jointly - the publication unavoidably has to attract on many disciplines: together with philosophy, theology, social technological know-how, heritage, and literature. by way of Western philosophical and highbrow legacies, it attracts often at the teachings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida. It additionally bargains a totally new interpretation of the paintings of Thomas Hobbes, unearthing during this paintings a moral call for to go out from the country of perpetual conflict towards a shared commonwealth. The textual content additionally is dependent upon the lessons of Christian theology (both Catholic and Protestant), invoking at an important junctures the works of Karl Barth, Raimon Panikkar, and others. by way of non-Western highbrow and non secular legacies, the booklet deals new interpretations of top texts within the Indian and chinese language traditions. hence, emphasis is put on the information of "world upkeep" (loka-samgraha) in Hinduism and of "All-Under-Heaven" in classical chinese language inspiration. even if a critical thrust of the textual content is for a brand new wholeness, the aim isn't a uniform synthesis the place every thing will be swallowed up in a bland team spirit. quite the difficulty is the best way to shield variety of the area in its rightful integrity, by way of linking all parts in a fancy net of interconnections and "relationality".
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Against Apocalypse: Recovering Humanity's Wholeness by Fred Dallmayr