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Power in Philosophy: Two Arguments for Nonviolence Today
By: Anna Alomes

Power in Philosophy: Two Arguments for Nonviolence Today, Anna Alomes


 
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Author: Anna Alomes
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789380359441
Publication Date: 2012

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In a world witnessing social transformation by nonviolent means on a scale never before seen, this book offers a challenge to philosophy to catch up and support these changes with the required foundations for sustaining peace in the 21st century and beyond.
By introducing the notion of 'fusion philosophy' joining together Western and non-Western ideasa rich history and thousands of years of practical measures for exercising power without violence become accessible. Utilising experience-based research from H. H. the Dalai Lama's philosophy of nonviolence and the South African approach to social transformation post-apartheid under. Nelson Mandela, the building blocks are offered for the exercise of power through ethical means. Mahatma Gandhi's legacy of nonviolently changing the heart of the oppressor through an insistence on self-suffering, compassion, truth and non-harming makes sense of the current success stories unfolding in places like Tunisia and Egypt.
Despite current attempts to place an acceptable spin on 'just wars' and acts of revenge in response to-terrorism, this work shows how violence has a devastating impact on our mind and our world, cannot be legitimate and is morally wrong. The author persuasively argues that a nonviolent approach not only successfully demonstrates social change, and creates a more peaceful mind for ourselves and those around us, but is the only way to ensure the survival of our species. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, we no longer have the choice between violence and nonviolence...it is nonviolence or nonexistence.
This book offers hope for a compassionate future, issues a wake-up call to academia and provides a roadmap for change.

Power in Philosophy: Two Arguments for Nonviolence Today, Anna Alomes, LTWA, Paperback, $15.00

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