Concerning Peace: New Perspectives on Utopia
Editor: Kai Gregor and Sergueï Spetschinsky
Date Of Publication: Sep 2010
How is peace to be understood? Does it make any sense to believe in its utopian realisation? Or is its failure necessary, its attempt always transforming into dystopia? Is there something to be saved in the ideal of utopian peace? Can one affirm that peace is in fact a pantopia—an omnipresent reality?
The collection of essays, Concerning Peace: New Perspectives on Utopia, investigates these questions. Its method resides in both a philosophical understanding of peace, and its exemplification into concrete reality. Through the analysis of concrete examples of peace belonging to the diverse fields of metaphysics, politics, history and culture, the essays bring the idea of peace within our reach. Going from the particular to the general, from life to philosophy, the authors of the collected essays offer us more than an understanding of peace; they produce it before our eyes.
If this book may interest peace and philosophy scholars, it was first intended for any citizen caring about the way the world must be, refusing to simply accept it as it is—for anyone willing to believe in the reality of utopia.
Kai Gregor and Sergueï Spetschinsky began collaborating in Berlin in 2008, to continue building upon ideas connected to 18th and 19th century German idealism. Together with others, they co-founded the International Society of Transcendental Philosophy.
Kai Gregor works as a Scientific Researcher at the Technical University Berlin, Germany, where he is commissioned for a research mission by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research of Germany. Sergueï Spetschinsky is a scholarship-holder from the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, and is currently pursuing his research at Technical University Berlin, Germany, and at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium.
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