Essays reflecting on the prolific, pioneering, and wide-ranging scholarship of Fred Dallmayr.
Prolific and pioneering, Fred Dallmayr has been an active scholar for over fifty years. His research interests include modern and contemporary political theory, hermeneutics, phenomenology, the Frankfurt School, continental political thought, democratic theory, multiculturalism, environmentalism, and cosmopolitanism. Dallmayr is also one of the founders of comparative political thought and his interest in non-Western political theory spans Chinese, Islamic, Indian, Buddhist, and Latin American traditions. In emulation of the vast interdisciplinary and international character of Dallmayr's work, this book draws upon senior and emerging scholars from an array of disciplines and countries, with essays that are philosophical (in the Western and non-Western traditions), cultural and/or political, and international. Dallmayr himself responds to the essays in a concluding chapter.
Ruth Abbey is Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences at Swinburne University, Australia. Her books include The Return of Feminist Liberalism and Nietzsche's Human, All too Human.
"This book is both unique and outstanding. In very few other volumes have I come across such cross-cultural, diverse, and high quality responses to an author's work. It is truly rare to find a volume that is so broad ranging and at the same time clearly and coherently organized, just as it is rare to find a scholar of Dallmayr's range and depth. He counts as one of the great humanists of our time, and this book is a richly merited tribute to him." — Joseph Prabhu, editor of The Intercultural Challenge of Raimon Panikkar