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New Philosophy and New Law for a Troubled World

Philip Allott

There is a vacuum of philosophy to make sense of a world dominated by a disorderly global economy, by science and engineering, by ideologies, and by popular culture. There is a vacuum of law to bring order to relations between states that are more threatening than they have ever been. Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) re-thought everything in another difficult new world. Philip Allott’s Eutopia (2016) reclaims the best of human thought to empower us in making a better human world.
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Chapter 9: New Philosophy. Human Flourishing through Self-understanding

Philip Allott


The human species will need a revolution – a revolution in the mind – to become what it could be. We have the power to transform the human world and the human condition that we have made for ourselves. We have the power to become a better kind of human being, living a better kind of life, in a better kind of society. We have the power of philosophy. It will be a revolution that must rescue the human species from itself. In the twenty-first century, we face the possibility that the human future will be worse than the human present. There may even be no future for the human species, if it destroys itself as a species or becomes a species that is no longer human.

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