By Fred Dallmayr
The ebook is intercultural and in addition inter-disciplinary. because the objective is holistic - to carry the area jointly - the ebook unavoidably has to attract on many disciplines: together with philosophy, theology, social technology, heritage, and literature. when it comes to Western philosophical and highbrow legacies, it attracts as a rule 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 kingdom of perpetual war 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 religious legacies, the e-book deals new interpretations of major 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 proposal. even supposing a critical thrust of the textual content is for a brand new wholeness, the aim isn't a uniform synthesis the place every little thing will be swallowed up in a bland solidarity. particularly the problem is tips to shield range of the realm in its rightful integrity, via linking all components in a posh internet of interconnections and "relationality".
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