The Challenges of Globalization: Rethinking Nature, Culture, and Freedom / Edition 1

The Challenges of Globalization: Rethinking Nature, Culture, and Freedom / Edition 1

by Steven V. Hicks
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The Challenges of Globalization: Rethinking Nature, Culture, and Freedom / Edition 1

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781405173568
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/13/2007
Series: AJES - Studies in Economic Reform and Social Justice Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments   Steven V. Hicks   Daniel E. Shannon     1
Editorial Introduction: Rethinking Nature, Culture, and Freedom   Steven V. Hicks     7
Global Justice, Democracy, and Universal Dialogue
From a State of War to Perpetual Peace   Edward Demenchonok     25
Discourse Ethics, Democracy, and International Law: Toward a Globalization of Practical Reason   Karl-Otto Apel     49
Rethinking Global Justice from the Perspective of All Living Nature and What Difference it Makes   James P. Sterba     71
Human Rights, Global Justice, and Disaggregated States: John Rawls, Onora O'Neill, and Anne-Marie Slaughter   Alyssa R. Bernstein     87
Rethinking Nature: Globalization and the Challenges of Environmental Ethics
Beyond Intrinsic Value: Undermining the Justification of Ecoterrorism   Charles S. Brown     113
Does Kant Have Anything to Teach Us about Environmental Ethics?   Marc Lucht     127
Rethinking Culture: Globalization and the Challenges of Interculturality
A Cultural Critique of Cultural Relativism   Xiaorong Li     151
Culture, Evil, and Horror   Paul Santilli     173
Rethinking Freedom: Persons and the Challenges of Autonomy
Persons: Natural, Functional, or Ethical Kind?   John P. Lizza     195
The Subject of Freedom at the End of History: Socialism Beyond Humanism   John Sanbonmatsu     217
Conclusion: The Challenges of Globalization-A Non-Western Perspective
A Rediscovery of Heaven-and-Human Oneness   Keping Wang     237
Index     261

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