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By Fred Dallmayr

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The e-book denounces the irresponsible recklessness of a few geopolitical agendas that are pushing the area relentlessly towards an incredible worldwide warfare, and probably towards nuclear destruction or apocalypse. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has lately put the "Doomsday Clock" at 3 mins to dead night. symptoms pointing towards a potential grand catastrophe are a number of: all over the place one appears to be like in our global at the present time one reveals ethnic and spiritual conflicts, bloody mayhem, incipient genocide, proxy wars and "hybrid" wars", renewal of the chilly struggle. upload to those ills worldwide fiscal crises, big streams of refugees, and the threats posed by way of international warming - and the image of a global in whole illness is whole. therefore, it's excessive time for humankind to get up. ranging from the portrayal of worldwide "anomie", the booklet matters a decision to humans all over to oppose the frenzy to destruction and to come to political sanity and the hunt for peace. this can be a name to worldwide public accountability. In moral phrases, it says that folks in all places have a duty to avoid apocalypse and to "maintain" our global or "hold the area jointly" in all its dimensions - together with the size of human and social lifestyles, common ecology, and human non secular aspirations (or openness to the divine). otherwise out: in lieu of the present ailment and brokenness, the ebook urges us to go looking for a brand new "wholeness" and simply peace.

The booklet is intercultural and in addition 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 technological know-how, background, and literature. by way of 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 nation of perpetual struggle towards a shared commonwealth. The textual content additionally depends 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 non secular legacies, the publication 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 proposal. even if a primary thrust of the textual content is for a brand new wholeness, the objective isn't a uniform synthesis the place every little thing will be swallowed up in a bland cohesion. particularly the problem is the best way to guard 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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