Saturday, 18 August 2012 09:19
Due to corporate greed our World is rapidly running out of time to act on man-made climate change but a timely blueprint for urgently needed political transformation has just been published, namely ”Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics” (Routledge, UK, 2012) by Melbourne philosopher Professor Brian Ellis (Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University and Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia). This important book was written to set out a theory for the social humanism of the welfare state, empirically arguably the most successful current social system as evidenced by Scandinavia, Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Ellis puts forward his social humanism theory as an alternative to classical theories of the extremes of communism and neo-liberalism.