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The Kyoto Manifesto for Global Economics The Platform of Community, Humanity, and Spirituality
Yamash’ta, Stomu. editor.
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XIV, 550 p. 55 illus., 49 illus. in color. online resource.
Creative Economy,
Part I Overture: The Sacred Symphony.- 1 Our Objective - We Just Want to Change the World (Stomu Yamash’ta, Tadashi Yagi, Stephen Hill) -- Part II First Movement: ‘Recognizing the Need for Change’ -- 2 The Survivability of Humanity within the Current Global Economic Paradigm (Stephen Hill) -- 3 Human and Nature Revisited: The Industrial Revolution, Modern Economics and the Anthropocene (Ryuichi Fukuhara) -- 4 Dimensions of Change from within the Economics Mainstream (Tadashi Yagi) -- 5 Ethics of Economics in Late Stage Capitalism: Postmodern Chords (C. Edward Arrington, Grace Gonzalez Basurto) -- Part III  Second Movement: ‘Foundation Stones of Spirituality’ -- 6 The Three Foundations of Kyoto’s Traditional Culture (Manami Oka) -- 7 Supplement for Ch.6: The Wisdom of Traditional Kyoto Culture (Tadashi Yagi) -- 8 'Listen to the Stone’: For Spiritual Harmony in Coexistence (Stomu Yamash’ta) -- 9 Zero and Emptiness (Vacuum, Void) in Physics and Chemistry (Kazuyoshi Yoshimura) -- 10 Supplement for Ch 9: Impression and Comment on “Zero and Emptiness (Vacuum, Void) in Physics and Chemistry” (Stomu Yamash’ta).-11 Next Civilization and Spirituality (Tadao Takemoto) -- 12 Spirituality as the Source of Human Creativity: Insights from India (Akio Tanabe) -- Part IV Third Movement: ‘The Dynamic of Creativity’ -- 13 The Essence of Creativity (Stomu Yamash’ta, Tadashi Yagi) -- 14 Trust Not Competition as Source of the Creative Economy (Stomu Yamash’ta, Tadashi Yagi) -- 15 Creative Organizations (Tadashi Yagi) -- Part V Fourth Movement: ‘Building the Kyoto Platform for Change’ -- 16 A Self-Similar Dynamic Systems Perspective of ‘Living’ Nature-The Self-nonself Circulation Principle Beyond Complexity(Murase Masatoshi) -- 17 Sacred Silence – The Stillness of Listening to Humanity (Stephen Hill) -- 18 “Community”: Platform for Sustainable Change (Stephen Hill) -- 19 Evolution of Community and Humanity from Primatological Viewpoints (Juichi Yamagiwa) -- 20 Eminent Otherness: Toward an Economy of Hospitality (C. Edward Arrington) -- 21 Building the Harmony of Humanity (Stephen Hill) -- 22 The Future of Capitalism and the Islamic Economy (Shinsuke Nagaoka) -- 23   Buddhist Economics: A Cultural Alternative (Juewei Shi) -- 24 Informal Economy and Diversity: The Role of Micro-producers (Tadashi Yagi) -- 25 The Future’s Not What it Used to Be (Stephen Hill) -- Part VI The Conclusions Suite Finalé: ‘The Kyoto Manifesto - From Exploration of the Sacred Essence of Humanity to Daily Life and Economics’ -- 26 ‘The Sacred Symphony’ (Overture)(Stephen Hill, Stomu Yamash’ta’,Tadashi Yagi) -- 27 ‘Recognizing the Need for Change’ (First Movement)(Stephen Hill, Stomu Yamash’ta and Tadashi Yagi) -- 28 ‘Foundation Stones of Spirituality’ (Second Movement)(Stephen Hill, Stomu Yamash’ta and Tadashi Yagi) -- 29. ‘The Dynamic of Creativity’ (Third Movement)(Stephen Hill, Stomu Yamash’ta and Tadashi Yagi -- 30 ‘Building the Kyoto Platform for Change’ (Fourth Movement)(Stephen Hill, Stomu Yamash’ta and Tadashi Yagi) -- 31 ‘The Way Forward’(Stephen Hill, Stomu Yamash’ta and Tadashi Yagi) -- Part VII Encore -- 32 The Kyoto Manifesto for Global Economics – The Platform of Community, Humanity and Spirituality’(Stomu Yamash’ta, Tadashi Yagi, Stephen Hill) -- Index.
This book confronts the failings of current global economics to deliver the equity, sustainability and community empowerment which humanity now needs to handle a troubled future. The volume proposes an economy built from our society, not the other way around. The Kyoto Manifesto was built, layer by layer, over a period of 4 years, based on broad-ranging international symposia held in Kyoto between 2014 and 2017, hosted by the Center for the Creative Economy, Doshisha University. Not stopping at theory and untested ideas however, the Manifesto proposes practical action that will make a difference, including in the problematic technological and ecological context of humanity’s immediate and long-term future. The book is unique and innovative for it moves adventurously across very broad territory. The Manifesto draws from world philosophic arguments, including, specifically, a critique of “liberalism”, further, exploring sociology, cultural anthropology, politics, primatology and early humanity, even quantum physics. Argument is set within mainstream post-1972 economics and political economics as well as direct practical experience working to empower disadvantaged communities through the United Nations. Most importantly, the book’s analysis is deeply informed by the practice of searching for what is “sacred”, the ultimate essence of our humanity, what we can be as a human race—empowered, fulfilled individuals, deeply sharing and caring for each other across our separate cultures and lives. Stomu Yamash’ta’s On Zen performances, set the context for  the Symposia, bringing different religions and cultures together across their dividing boundaries into a coherent search for peace and harmony through sacred music. Informed by alternate cultural paradigms for economics, the book probes deeply into philosophies and practices that already exist within Eastern and Western societies, and offer lessons for our future. The result is an economics that stresses harmony with nature, and balance in social relations. It places an emphasis on community—human sharing and trust—as a platform for our future, not separate from the global economy but integrated into its very foundations. This is a book for all who care: a plan for our sustainable future built from the best of what our humanity is and can offer.
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