The Challenges of Globalization: Rethinking Nature, Culture, and Freedom

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Dezember 2007



This volume contains eleven essays dealing with the question of how to face the current challenges of globalization. These essays examine topics ranging from global justice, international law, and human rights to ecoterrorism, cultural relativism, and the challenges of autonomy. Many of the essays included here discuss how a comprehensive ethical action is necessary in order to overcome repressive social, political, and cultural obstacles. Most of the essays in this volume were selected from the 2005 Sixth World Congress of the ISUD (International Society for Universal Dialogue) held in Helsinki, Finland. The volume is introduced by Steven V. Hicks, past President of the ISUD, who discusses the issues of cultural conflict and crisis in the aftermath of Nietzsche's philosophy.


Preface and Acknowledgments .
Steven V. Hicks and Daniel E. Shannon, Editors.
pages 1-5.
Editorial Introduction: Rethinking Nature, Culture, and Freedom .
By Steven V. Hicks.
pages 7-23.
1 From a State of War to Perpetual Peace .
By Edward Demenchonok.
pages 25-47.
2 Discourse Ethics, Democracy, and International Law: Toward a Globalization of Practical Reason .
By Karl-Otto Apel.
pages 49-70.
3 Rethinking Global Justice from the Perspective of All Living Nature and What Difference it Makes .
By James P. Sterba.
pages 71-86.
4 Human Rights, Global Justice, and Disaggregated States: John Rawls, Onora O'Neill, and Anne-Marie Slaughter .
By Alyssa R. Bernstein.
pages 87-111.
5 Beyond Intrinsic Value: Undermining the Justification of Ecoterrorism .
By Charles S. Brown.
pages 113-125.
6 Does Kant Have Anything to Teach Us about Environmental Ethics? .
By Marc Lucht.
pages 127-149.
7 A Cultural Critique of Cultural Relativism .
By Xiaorong Li.
pages 151-171.
8 Culture, Evil, and Horror .
By Paul Santilli.
pages 173-193.
9 Persons: Natural, Functional, or Ethical Kind? .
By John P. Lizza.
pages 195-216.
10 The Subject of Freedom at the End of History: Socialism Beyond Humanism .
By John Sanbonmatsu.
pages 217-235.
11 A Rediscovery of Heaven-and-Human Oneness .
By Keping Wang.
pages 237-259


Steven V. Hicks is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is the author of numerous articles on Hegel, Nietzsche, and 19th-century German philosophy and literature. His books include International Law and the Possibility of a Just World Order (1999), Mythos and Logos: How to Regain the Love of Wisdom (2004), and Reading Nietzsche at the Margins (forthcoming 2007). He has served on the board of editorial consultants for the History of Philosophy Quarterly (2001-2004), and he is currently the editor of the special book series Universal Justice of Editions Rodopi. From 2003-2005 he served as president of the ISUD. An earlier version of this essay was presented as the Presidential Address at the inaugural session of the ISUD Sixth World Congress, University of Helsinki, Finland, July 15, 2005.


"Most any student of globalization and social theory will want this book on his or her shelf." Choice "In light of the serious problems that humanity faces... [this book] sets the ideal stage for reconsidering our concepts ... and for seeking pragmatic solutions."
EAN: 9781405173575
ISBN: 1405173572
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2007
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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