Candles in the Dark: A New Spirit for a Plural World

Candles in the Dark: A New Spirit for a Plural World

by Barbara Sundberg Baudot
     
 

Candles in the Dark is an international compendium of essays that share a sense of the importance of introducing ethical and spiritual concepts and values into the public discourse on progress and globalization issues. They offer a new approach to international relations and public policy that esteems the human spirit and dignity as central values in

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Candles in the Dark is an international compendium of essays that share a sense of the importance of introducing ethical and spiritual concepts and values into the public discourse on progress and globalization issues. They offer a new approach to international relations and public policy that esteems the human spirit and dignity as central values in decision making, seeks links between self interest and the common good, and introduces, in a practical way, philosophical, spiritual, and cultural perspectives in the political discourse on global political and socioeconomic problems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295982922
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsNotes on ContributorsMessage from the Secretary General of the United NationsForewordA NEW SPIRIT FOR A PLURAL WORLDIntroductionPART ONE: THE NEED FOR A POLITICAL RENAISSANCEGlobal Ethics in a Plural WorldSecularism, Globalization, and the Role of the State: A Plea for RenewalRethinking the "Four Freedoms" for the Global CommunityWhat Can Be Wrong with Growth? PART TWO: PERSPECTIVES FROM RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONSBenedictine Spirituality: A Basis for Reevaluating Modern Development TrendsConfucian Humanism and the Western EnlightenmentEssence and Continuity of Life in the African SocietyReturn of the "Native"Unity Between the Values of Truth, Goodness, and BeautyPART THREE: INSIGHTS FROM ART, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURETowards NoosphereProgress: A Tale of Galoshes of Fortune and of a Shoe that FitsPhilosophical Reflection on the Path of ArtThe Dynamic Now - A Poet's CounselPART FOUR: VALUES FOR A GLOBAL SOCIETYThe Moral Power of the United NationsDevelopment Reflecting Human ValuesLanguage and the Human SpiritValues and Leadership in Managing High Performance Financial FirmsPrinciples in the Practice of Diplomacy: A Personal Experience in International AffairsEthics in Diplomacy: Crises of Conscience and Self-InterestEpilogue

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