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Author: Arnold Toynbee; Daisaku Ikeda; Richard L Gage
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [1989] ©1976
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Toynbee, Arnold Joseph, 1889-1975.
Choose life.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989, ©1976
(OCoLC)610098107
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Toynbee; Daisaku Ikeda; Richard L Gage
ISBN: 0192152580 9780192152589 0192830651 9780192830654
OCLC Number: 20186368
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
I. Personal and social life. The basic human being. Some of our animal aspects ; Heredity and environment ; MInd and body ; The subconscious ; Reason and intuition --
The environment. Oneness of man and nature ; Natural and man-made disasters ; Urban problems ; Returning to rural areas ; Imminent doom ; Ending environmental pollution --
The intellect. Education ; Literature's influence ; Intellectuals and the masses ; Intellectual and artistic involvement ; Limits of the scientific intellect --
Health and welfare. Practitioners of the healing art ; Organ transplantation ; Medical treatment: scientific and total ; Assisting the aged ; GNP or Gross National Welfare ; The profession of motherhood ; Breeding to the limit --
Man as the social animal. The labor movement ; Leisure and its uses ; Sense of value in social organization ; Allegiance to organizations ; The establishment and the generation gap ; Neutrality of the mass media ; Restrictions on freedom of the press ; Abolition of the death penalty ; Suicide and euthanasia --
II. Political and international life. The second half of this century. The United States ; The space exploration race ; Japan and Britain ; No candidate for king ; Demise of the local state ; Countries susceptible to communism ; World-embracing patriotism --
Arms and war. Economic growth and war ; Peaceful utilization of atomic power ; Proxy wars and Asia ; Self-defense and the Japanese constitution ; Future police forces ; The nature and future of war --
Choosing a political system. Qualities of a good leader ; Safeguards against fascism ; The nature, means, and ends of power ; Democracy or dictatorship ; Democracy or meritocracy --
One world. International currency ; East Asia's role ; Japan's contribution to the future ; From bipolarity to multipolarity ; World unification --
III. Philosophical and religious life. The nature of things. Origin of life ; The question of eternal life ; The universe ; Intelligent beings on other planets ; Beyond waves and subatomic particles ; Religious approaches to ultimate reality ; The Buddhist approach --
Roles religion plays. Religion as the source of vitality ; Three Western religions ; Returning to Pantheism --
Good and evil. The mixture of good and evil ; Dealing with desires ; The meaning of fate ; Defining true progess ; Love and conscience ; Compassion as practicable love ; Expanding the sphere of love ; The highest human value --
Index.
Responsibility: Arnold Toynbee and Daisaku Ikeda ; edited by Richard L. Gage.

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