By Fred Dallmayr
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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Against Apocalypse: Recovering Humanity's Wholeness by Fred Dallmayr