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The second birth : on the political beginnings of human existence

Author: Tilo Schabert; Javier Ibáñez-Noé
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book inquires anew into the question: whence originates the political Gestalt of human life and what does it entail? In pursuit of this question the book attempts to undertake a transcultural and transhistorical grounding of political theory. The material for it has accordingly been taken from classical works of different cultural spheres. Ancient Greek, Jewish and Christian, Chinese, Arabic, ancient Egyptian,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tilo Schabert; Javier Ibáñez-Noé
ISBN: 9780226038056 022603805X
OCLC Number: 902656886
Language Note: Translated from the original German into English.
Description: xvi, 166 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
At the start --
In number --
In body --
In action --
In consciousness --
In grace --
In the divine --
In thought --
In creation --
In eros --
In time --
In law --
In freedom --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Zweite Geburt des Menschen.
Responsibility: Tilo Schabert ; translated by Javier Ibáñez-Noé.

Abstract:

"This book inquires anew into the question: whence originates the political Gestalt of human life and what does it entail? In pursuit of this question the book attempts to undertake a transcultural and transhistorical grounding of political theory. The material for it has accordingly been taken from classical works of different cultural spheres. Ancient Greek, Jewish and Christian, Chinese, Arabic, ancient Egyptian, and Indian texts have been examined with regard to their fundamental claims. Analysis of these texts showed that the visions of the political existence of human begins that they entertain can be surprisingly similar ... In this way, a body of knowledge that had largely fallen into oblivion owing to the advent of modernity could be recovered and made available for contemporary political theory. It is precisely this knowledge that has the potential for providing the foundation for transcultural commonalities in our own times"--Preface.

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