Dialogue Between East and West by Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner
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Dialogue Between East and West
By Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner

A Dialogue Between East and West

Looking to a Human Revolution

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Dialogue Between East and West by Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845115999
ISBN-10: 1845115996
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner

A leading educationalist and economist, Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner was President of the Club of Rome between 1991 and 2000, and was active in leading positions at the World Bank, UNESCO, and the Organization of American States. He has also served as Vice-Minister for Education in Colombia and Under-Secretary of State for Education and Science in Spain. Daisaku Ikeda is the President of Soka Gakkai International and the author of over 80 books on Buddhist themes.

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