By Fred Dallmayr
The e-book is intercultural and likewise inter-disciplinary. because the goal is holistic - to carry the area jointly - the publication unavoidably 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 customarily at the teachings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida. It additionally bargains a totally new interpretation of the paintings of Thomas Hobbes, unearthing during this paintings a moral call for to go out from the kingdom of perpetual conflict towards a shared commonwealth. The textual content additionally depends on 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 ebook bargains new interpretations of prime texts within the Indian and chinese language traditions. hence, emphasis is put on the information of "world upkeep" (loka-samgraha) in Hinduism and of "All-Under-Heaven" in classical chinese language concept. even though a valuable thrust of the textual content is for a brand new wholeness, the objective isn't really a uniform synthesis the place every little thing will be swallowed up in a bland harmony. really the problem is the way to guard range of the area in its rightful integrity, by means of linking all parts in a posh internet of interconnections and "relationality".
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