Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man

Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man : A Philosophy of History and Civilisational Triumph

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"Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man" is a new philosophy of history. This volume outlines how sustainable history is propelled by good governance, which balances the tension between the attributes of human nature - emotionality, amorality and egoisms - and human dignity needs, such as reason, security, human rights, accountability, transparency, justice, opportunity, innovation and inclusiveness. The author proposes minimum criteria for good governance that are sensitive to local cultures and histories but meet certain common global values to ensure maximum and sustainable moral and political cooperation.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 203 x 279 x 43.18mm | 1,179.34g
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • English
  • 3643800053
  • 9783643800053
  • 803,062

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"Dr. Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan challenges us to grapple with the meaning of history and how it could lead to the improvement of the human condition. This book presents his views on how a sustainable history based on human dignity could be achieved. In his opinion, this requires good governance, based on "reason, security, human rights, accountability, transparency, justice, opportunity, innovation and inclusiveness." I agree, and I hope that the path laid out in this book attracts many followers." -- President Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States "No-one seeking to understand the modern condition can afford to ignore Dr. Al-Rodhan's inspiring book, a profound analysis of the core values around which effective global governance can be built and sustained." -- Lord Anthony Giddens, House of Lords, Former President of the London School of Economics, UK"This book is an exceptionally wide-ranging examination of past and present approaches to the securing of a qualitatively adequate social life on the planet. The need for intercultural dialogue is pressing and stated as a matter of urgency in the text. That argument is well-presented and it is helpfully accompanied by a large amount of empirical evidence. The book is also a strong and ethically attractive humanist statement about the value of human interaction that incorporates a vision of mutual respect based on a mixture of scientific arguments and normative aspirations. Those features are very impressive." -- Professor Michael Freeden, Professor of Politics, Director of the Centre for Political Ideologies, Professorial Fellow, Mansfield College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
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