Fred Dallmayr's Against Apocalypse: Recovering Humanity's Wholeness PDF

By Fred Dallmayr

ISBN-10: 1498524443

ISBN-13: 9781498524445

ISBN-10: 149852446X

ISBN-13: 9781498524469

The e-book denounces the irresponsible recklessness of a few geopolitical agendas that are pushing the area relentlessly towards an immense international battle, and doubtless towards nuclear destruction or apocalypse. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has lately positioned the "Doomsday Clock" at 3 mins to hour of darkness. symptoms pointing towards a potential grand catastrophe are a number of: far and wide one seems in our global this present day one reveals ethnic and non secular conflicts, bloody mayhem, incipient genocide, proxy wars and "hybrid" wars", renewal of the chilly conflict. upload to those ills international financial crises, big streams of refugees, and the threats posed by means of international warming - and the image of a global in whole affliction is entire. hence, it truly is excessive time for humankind to get up. ranging from the portrayal of worldwide "anomie", the ebook concerns a decision to humans all over the place to oppose the frenzy to destruction and to come back to political sanity and the hunt for peace. it is a name to international public accountability. In moral phrases, it says that individuals far and wide have a duty to avoid apocalypse and to "maintain" our global or "hold the area jointly" in all its dimensions - together with the scale of human and social existence, common ecology, and human non secular aspirations (or openness to the divine). otherwise out: in lieu of the present ailment and brokenness, the e-book urges us to look for a brand new "wholeness" and simply peace.

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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