By Fred Dallmayr
The booklet is intercultural and in addition inter-disciplinary. because the target is holistic - to carry the realm jointly - the publication inevitably has to attract on many disciplines: together with philosophy, theology, social technology, background, and literature. by way of Western philosophical and highbrow legacies, it attracts often at the teachings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida. It additionally deals a totally 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 determined by the lessons of Christian theology (both Catholic and Protestant), invoking at the most important junctures the works of Karl Barth, Raimon Panikkar, and others. by way of non-Western highbrow and religious legacies, the publication bargains new interpretations of top texts within the Indian and chinese language traditions. therefore, emphasis is put on the information of "world upkeep" (loka-samgraha) in Hinduism and of "All-Under-Heaven" in classical chinese language notion. even though a valuable thrust of the textual content is for a brand new wholeness, the target isn't a uniform synthesis the place every thing will be swallowed up in a bland team spirit. fairly the problem is tips to protect range of the realm in its rightful integrity, by way of linking all components in a fancy net of interconnections and "relationality".
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