By Fred Dallmayr
The e-book is intercultural and likewise inter-disciplinary. because the goal is holistic - to carry the realm jointly - the e-book inevitably 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 in general 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 struggle towards a shared commonwealth. The textual content additionally depends upon the lessons of Christian theology (both Catholic and Protestant), invoking at an important junctures the works of Karl Barth, Raimon Panikkar, and others. when it comes to non-Western highbrow and non secular legacies, the booklet deals new interpretations of major 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 idea. even though a important thrust of the textual content is for a brand new wholeness, the target isn't really a uniform synthesis the place every thing will be swallowed up in a bland harmony. really the difficulty is tips to look after variety of the area in its rightful integrity, via linking all parts in a fancy internet of interconnections and "relationality".
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