By Fred Dallmayr
The publication is intercultural and in addition inter-disciplinary. because the goal is holistic - to carry the area jointly - the ebook inevitably has to attract on many disciplines: together with philosophy, theology, social technology, background, and literature. when it comes to Western philosophical and highbrow legacies, it attracts almost always 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 will depend on the lessons of Christian theology (both Catholic and Protestant), invoking at the most important junctures the works of Karl Barth, Raimon Panikkar, and others. when it comes to non-Western highbrow and non secular legacies, the booklet bargains 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 inspiration. even supposing a principal thrust of the textual content is for a brand new wholeness, the target isn't a uniform synthesis the place every thing will be swallowed up in a bland team spirit. particularly the difficulty is the best way to guard range of the area in its rightful integrity, by means of linking all components in a posh internet of interconnections and "relationality".
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