By Fred Dallmayr
The booklet is intercultural and likewise inter-disciplinary. because the target is holistic - to carry the realm jointly - the e-book unavoidably has to attract on many disciplines: together with philosophy, theology, social technology, heritage, and literature. when it comes to Western philosophical and highbrow legacies, it attracts mostly 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 determined by the lessons of Christian theology (both Catholic and Protestant), invoking at an important junctures the works of Karl Barth, Raimon Panikkar, and others. when it comes to non-Western highbrow and non secular legacies, the booklet deals new interpretations of best 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 suggestion. even if a imperative 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 harmony. fairly the problem is tips to safeguard range of the area in its rightful integrity, via linking all parts in a posh net of interconnections and "relationality".
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