By Fred Dallmayr
The booklet is intercultural and likewise inter-disciplinary. because the target is holistic - to carry the realm jointly - the ebook inevitably has to attract on many disciplines: together with philosophy, theology, social technology, historical past, and literature. by way of Western philosophical and highbrow legacies, it attracts quite often 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 country of perpetual struggle towards a shared commonwealth. The textual content additionally depends upon the lessons of Christian theology (both Catholic and Protestant), invoking at an important junctures the works of Karl Barth, Raimon Panikkar, and others. by way of non-Western highbrow and non secular legacies, the booklet bargains new interpretations of top texts within the Indian and chinese language traditions. hence, emphasis is put on the tips of "world upkeep" (loka-samgraha) in Hinduism and of "All-Under-Heaven" in classical chinese language inspiration. even supposing a primary 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 team spirit. quite the problem is how one can look after variety of the realm in its rightful integrity, through linking all components in a posh net of interconnections and "relationality".
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