ISBN 9788178356723,Sustainable Development: The Spiritual Dimension

Sustainable Development: The Spiritual Dimension



Kalpaz Publications

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788178356723

ISBN-10 8178356724

Hard Back

Number of Pages 312 Pages
Language (English)

Religious Studies

The concept of sustainable development was accepted by the world leaders in Rio de Janerio in 1992. The concept was vague and this is natural when an international consensus has to be achieved. It was also based implicitly on the dominant "Western" paradigm with its stress on science and technology, its stress on management of technology and the meshing of economics and ecology as the answer to the environmental crisis. Value systems were not included in the concept of sustainable development. The book studies the "Eastern" paradigm base on the concepts and values of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam and suggests that for a truly global ethic the "Western" and "Eastern" paradigms need to be integrated. This can be done through the mediation of modern science easily for the best of the properity.