Humanizing Globalization through Personal Relations in the Light of John Macmurray's Philosophy
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University of Toronto Press
Toronto Journal of Theology
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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.