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Sustainable Development : The Spiritual Dimension

Krishan Saigal

ISBN 10: 8178356724 / ISBN 13: 9788178356723
Published by Kalpaz, New Delhi, 2008
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Contents Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Sustainable development. 3. The western paradigm. 4. Hinduism nature society and economics. 5. Buddhist teaching economics and ecology. 6. Islam and sustainable development. 7. Gandhi environment economics sustainable development. 8. The oceans seas and coasts. 9. Concluding remarks Bibliography. Index. The concept of Sustainable Development was accepted by the world leaders in Rio de Janeiro 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 based 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 could be done through the mediation of modern science. 310 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 69976

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Title: Sustainable Development : The Spiritual ...

Publisher: Kalpaz, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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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. About The Author:- Krishan Saigal, 77, a gold medalist in engineering, M.P.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Public Administration, entered the Indian Administrative Service in 1954. He has done various senior assignments in the field, the state headquarters and the Central Secretariat rising to the level of Chief Secretary, Assam. For 10 years after that he worked in the U.N. and international organizations and lectured on environmental issues and how to manage high-tech. He has published several articles of planning, rural development, defence and international relations, sustainable development and Gandhian philosophy. He is the author of books on Policy Making in Indian Vedic Management, Science and System of the Upanishads and God and Goddesses in Hunnduism. Contents:- Preface Introduction Sustainable Development The Western Paradigm Hinduism: Nature, Society and Economics Buddhist Teaching, Economics and Ecology Islam and Sustainable Development Gandhi: Environment, Economics, Sustainable Development The Oceans Seas and Coasts Concluding Remarks Bibliography Index. The Title 'Sustainable Development: the Spiritual Dimension written/authored/edi

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