ONE WORLD RENAISSANCE
Holistic Planetary Transformation
through a Global Social Contract
By Dr. Glen T. Martin
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Pub date: 2016
Institute for Economic Democracy Press
372 pages • 6×9 • Index / Bibliography
Paperback: 9781933567501 ($21.00)
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Each of us wants to pursue lives blessed by reason, love, and hope—but can this really be possible on a disordered and violent planet such as ours? In his latest masterwork, Dr. Glen T. Martin shows why our predicament urgently requires the creation of a global social contract that can only be adopted through a profound philosophic shift to holism—the same evolutionary holism that has swept all of the world’s sciences.
He explains why this new holism, if applied to global governance, would require a world federation under enforceable global law. Humanity can never flourish, Martin argues, unless we build a well-governed world that leaves behind our fragmented system of self-interested nation-states and global corporations bent on profit. In establishing his argument, Dr. Martin mines the thought of the world’s leading philosophers and social theorists to create an unprecedented synthesis—one that goes far beyond his previous books such as Millennium Dawn and Triumph of Civilization to reveal the way forward on the basis of a united planet with immense possibilities for a future global renaissance.
Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence
The Power of the Future for Planetary Transformation
This volume examines the dynamics of self-transcendence for both individuals and humanity as a whole. In doing so, it illuminates the definitive relationship between self-transcendence and global democracy. Drawing upon a vast literature of philosophy, psychology, and religion, ancient and modern, East and West, this book reveals the power of human futurity in actualizing our higher potential. It represents a real breakthrough in understanding our emerging new era in the evolution of humanity. It describes our transition from personal consciousness to global consciousness.
The book includes chapters on the fundamental ideas that animate our self-understanding and define our common humanity. Through careful scholarship, it examines the dynamics of human dignity, freedom, love, community, intrinsic rights, and global ethics. It explores each of these concepts as a dimension of our human temporality as we envision and move into an ever-transcending future, a future that includes a World Parliament and planetary democracy.
In our time of apparent hopelessness and despair, this volume reveals the grounds for a powerful hope that we can establish one world civilization of peace, justice, freedom, and sustainability. It makes a truly unique contribution, not found elsewhere in today’s literature, revealing the astonishing dignity and potential of being human. It is essential reading for all those concerned for the future of humanity and our precious planet Earth.