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A Dialogue Between East and West - Looking to a Human Revolution (Paperback): Ricardo Diez Hochleitner, Ikeda Daisaku
A Dialogue Between East and West - Looking to a Human Revolution (Paperback): Ricardo Diez Hochleitner, Ikeda Daisaku

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A Dialogue Between East and West - Looking to a Human Revolution (Paperback)

Ricardo Diez Hochleitner, Ikeda Daisaku

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How far do cultures affect the future of the planet? Can the debate on the environment and global warming be influenced by the cultures of East and West understanding each other better? In this consistently provocative dialogue, two of the most influential thinkers of recent times propose that only a 'human revolution' - a shift in the hearts and minds of individuals - can stimulate a revolution in humanity's relationship with the planet. Such a planetary revolution first requires a transformation of moral and political leadership, and an orientation towards the future rather than a preoccupation with the short-termist policies of the present. Responding to humanity's ills from the Buddhist perspective, and with all the accumulated wisdom of the eastern philosophical tradition, Daisaku Ikeda calls for politicians to take as their mainstays a respect for the dignity of life and an eloquence to inspire in people a sense of community and courage. Correspondingly, renowned western economist and scholar of education Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner stresses the importance of proper educational planning and development in addressing the challenges posed by poverty, inequality and climate change. While acknowledging the scale of the task that lies ahead, both men offer an inspiring and hopeful vision for the future.

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Imprint: I.B. Tauris
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2008
First published: May 2008
Authors: Ricardo Diez Hochleitner • Ikeda Daisaku
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-1-84511-600-2
Barcode: 9781845116002
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations
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LSN: 1-84511-600-3

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