By Fred Dallmayr
The booklet is intercultural and in addition inter-disciplinary. because the target is holistic - to carry the realm jointly - the publication inevitably has to attract on many disciplines: together with philosophy, theology, social technology, heritage, and literature. by way of Western philosophical and highbrow legacies, it attracts customarily at the teachings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida. It additionally bargains a very new interpretation of the paintings of Thomas Hobbes, unearthing during this paintings a moral call for to go out from the kingdom of perpetual war towards a shared commonwealth. The textual content additionally is dependent upon the lessons of Christian theology (both Catholic and Protestant), invoking at the most important junctures the works of Karl Barth, Raimon Panikkar, and others. by way of non-Western highbrow and religious legacies, the booklet deals new interpretations of prime texts within the Indian and chinese language traditions. hence, emphasis is put on the guidelines of "world upkeep" (loka-samgraha) in Hinduism and of "All-Under-Heaven" in classical chinese language concept. even supposing a vital thrust of the textual content is for a brand new wholeness, the target isn't really a uniform synthesis the place every little thing will be swallowed up in a bland solidarity. particularly the difficulty is how one can protect variety of the area in its rightful integrity, by way of linking all components in a posh net of interconnections and "relationality".
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