By Fred Dallmayr
The e-book is intercultural and likewise inter-disciplinary. because the objective is holistic - to carry the area jointly - the ebook inevitably has to attract on many disciplines: together with philosophy, theology, social technology, historical past, and literature. when it comes to Western philosophical and highbrow legacies, it attracts usually at the teachings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida. It additionally deals a very new interpretation of the paintings of Thomas Hobbes, unearthing during this paintings a moral call for to go out from the country of perpetual conflict 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. when it comes to non-Western highbrow and religious legacies, the ebook bargains new interpretations of prime 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 though a imperative thrust of the textual content is for a brand new wholeness, the aim isn't really a uniform synthesis the place every thing will be swallowed up in a bland team spirit. fairly the problem is the right way to safeguard variety of the area in its rightful integrity, by means of linking all components in a fancy internet of interconnections and "relationality".
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Against Apocalypse: Recovering Humanity's Wholeness by Fred Dallmayr