By Fred Dallmayr
The booklet is intercultural and likewise 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 technological know-how, heritage, and literature. when it comes to Western philosophical and highbrow legacies, it attracts ordinarily at the teachings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida. It additionally deals a totally new interpretation of the paintings of Thomas Hobbes, unearthing during this paintings a moral call for to go out from the nation of perpetual battle towards a shared commonwealth. The textual content additionally is determined by 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 non secular legacies, the ebook deals new interpretations of top texts within the Indian and chinese language traditions. therefore, emphasis is put on the tips of "world upkeep" (loka-samgraha) in Hinduism and of "All-Under-Heaven" in classical chinese language proposal. even supposing a valuable thrust of the textual content is for a brand new wholeness, the target isn't really a uniform synthesis the place every thing will be swallowed up in a bland cohesion. particularly the problem is tips on how to safeguard range of the area in its rightful integrity, through linking all parts in a fancy internet of interconnections and "relationality".
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