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A World Beyond Global Disorder

The Courage to Hope

Editor(s): Fred Dallmayr, Edward Demenchonok
Contributors: Cynthia McKinney, Ebrahim Moosa, Beatriz Bisso N. Moreira, Fred Dallmayr, Peimin Ni, Akeel Bilgrami, Fabio Petito,

Book Description

A world which, like ours, has been ravaged by some sixty wars in recent decades, can rightly be described as the scene of global disorder. Even today, the same world is traumatized by hot and cold wars, proxy wars, and repeated outbursts of blood-filled mayhem, not to mention the threat of a nuclear holocaust unleashed by big power rivalries. These are not mere statistics, but wounds in the body of humanity, calling for healing and reconciliation. In biblical terms, human beings are not meant to be the owners or the destroyers of the world, but rather its custodians or caretakers.

This collection is a summons to responsible care-taking, and it approaches the subject from an intercultural perspective in a variety of fields, including religion and politics. The topics covered range from accounts of major global calamities today to explorations of possible political, economic and societal reforms, and to the invocation of basic religious and philosophical resources needed for the recovery of a world beyond global disorder.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9882-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9882-1
Date of Publication: 01/03/2017
Pages / Size: 275 / A5
Price: £52.99


Fred Dallmayr is Packey J. Dee Professor Emeritus in the fields of philosophy and political science at the University of Notre Dame, USA. His main research interests have been in modern and contemporary philosophy, comparative and cross-cultural studies, and religion and politics. His recent books include Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis (2013), Beyond Apocalypse: Recovering Humanity's Wholeness (2016), and Freedom and Solidarity: Toward New Beginnings (2016).

Edward Demenchonok is Professor of Foreign Languages and Philosophy at Fort Valley State University, USA. His numerous books and articles are in the fields of the philosophy of culture, social philosophy and ethics. He is the editor of Between Global Violence and Ethics of Peace: Philosophical Perspectives (2009); Philosophy after Hiroshima (2010); and Intercultural Dialogue: In Search of Harmony in Diversity (2016).