Title

Humanizing Globalization through Personal Relations in the Light of John Macmurray's Philosophy

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

11 p.

Publication Date

Spring 2014

Publisher

University of Toronto Press

Source Publication

Toronto Journal of Theology

Source ISSN

0826-9831

Original Item ID

doi: 10.3138/tjt.1772

Abstract

Globalization has a great potential to improve human well-being. At the same time, it creates so much inequality, and many are unable to benefit from the increased economic growth. This article on globalization contributes to the ongoing discussion about how to humanize globalization, calling for a replacement of the mechanistic philosophical backdrop of the current conception of human beings in economic terms as Homo economicus, in the economic growth–based globalization. The new proposal draws on the philosophy of personal relations, which is at the heart of John Macmurray's philosophy.

Comments

Toronto Journal of Theology, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Spring 2014): 47-57. DOI.