Millennium Dawn: The Philosophy of Planetary Crisis and Human Liberation

Glen T. Martin
March, 2005
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Millennium Dawn is a complete examination of our human situation in the light of the global crises at the dawn of the twenty-first century. It examines the philosophical, spiritual, political and economic conditions under which we live and illuminates the basis for human liberation on planet Earth within the twenty-first century.

The book explains the spiritual, political, and economic basis for “practical utopia,” the very real possibility of a fulfilled, prosperous, and peaceful co-existence of all peoples, religious, cultures, and nations on the Earth. It explains the real basis for hope and action for a transformed world of justice, peace, and freedom.

It shows how we can act here and now to create a free, democratic, and peaceful world for our children to inherit. It examines both the institutional transformations and the spiritual and conceptual transformations necessary to create a decent world order.

“The book is a masterpiece… It probes the real world we face, and it offers a unified comprehensive, thorough and hopefully original vision.”

— Dr. Robert Ginsberg, Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at Penn State, Delaware County

“A major work on the most vital problems of the 21st Century … The book ought to be required reading for all politicians and religious leaders, as well as for academicians and the public in general.”

— Dr. Errol E. Harris, John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy (Emeritus) at Northwestern University

“A cohesive and comprehensive philosophical perspective on… archaic nation-state sovereignty…, an issue too pressing to be ignored.… mandatory reading.”

— Dr. Richard Perkins, Canisius College

“The book is a masterpiece destined to become a bible for a new generation concerned about redeeming our planet from impending destruction. It offers a vision of hope that needs to be adopted worldwide.”

— Dr. J.W. Smith, Founder, Institute for Economic Democracy, author of Economic Democracy: The Political Struggle of the Twenty-First Century

About the author

Glen T. Martin is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Chair of the Peace Studies Program at Radford University in Virginia.

As President of International Philosophers for Peace, and Secretary General of the World Constitution and Parliament Association, he has lectured and traveled in many countries of the world in the service of world peace and a prosperous future for everyone on Earth. He is author of From Nietzsche to Wittgenstein: The Problem of Truth and Nihilism in the Modern World, Millennium Dawn: The Philosophy of Planetary Crisis and Human Liberation, and dozens of articles on a variety of topics in political commentary, comparative philosophy, the spirituality of human liberation, economic democracy, democratic world government, and global social issues.

Full Chapter and Sub-chapter titles:

1. Introduction: Humanity at the Crossroads Between Liberation and Self-Destruction

2. A Planetary Paradigm: The Principle of Unity-in-Diversity

3. Deep Nonviolence: The Dynamic Relationship of Compassion, Critical Theory, and Active Nonviolence

4. Religious and Spiritual Maturity in the 20th and 21st Centuries

5. Spirituality and Mysticism

6. Stages of Human Development Toward Ethical and Spiritual Maturity

7. An Ethical and Spiritual Foundation for Mature Socialist Theory: Marx, Habermas, Kant, Levinas, and Krishnamurti

8. The Maturing of Critical Theory

9. The Nightmare of Monopoly Capitalism and the Dream of Democratic Socialism

10. The Principle of Unity in Diversity and Three Sources of Transformative Spirituality

11. The Principle of Unity-in-Diversity and Democratic World Government

12. Practical and Revolutionary Implications of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth (sample chapter)

13. A Paradigm Shift to Universal Peace, Freedom, and Prosperity (sample chapter)

14. Conclusion: Barcelona Reflections on Transformative Praxis for the 21st Century

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