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Tractatus Politico-Philosophicus
New Directions for the Future Development of Humankind

ISBN 9780367888909
Published December 10, 2019 by Routledge
182 Pages

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"Our time is the age of postmodernity and of the clash of epochs. But a new age of humanity is rising. It is evolutionity or the evolutionary epoch which replaces modernity and postmodernity."

Tractatus Politico-Philosophicus (Political-Philosophical Treatise) aims to establish the principles of good governance and of a happy society, and to open up new directions for the future development of humankind. W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz demonstrates the necessity of, and provides a guide for, the redirection of humanity. He argues that this paradigm shift must involve changing the character of social life and politics from competitive to cooperative, encouraging moral and intellectual virtues, providing foundations for happy societies, promoting peace among countries and building a strong international community.

Korab-Karpowicz’s seven principles for a happy society are:

  • Cooperation

  • Justice

  • Wise Leadership and Civic Virtues

  • Education for Virtue and Knowledge

  • Good Laws

  • Political Knowledge

  • Continuity of Generations

Table of Contents


I. Politics

II. Human Nature

III. The State

IV. Freedom

V. Solidarity

VI. Sophocracy

VII. The Mystery of Existence

VIII. Time, War and Change

IX. Power and Political Rationalism

X. Conclusion—Seven Principles of a Happy Society

XI. Final Words



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W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz is a philosopher and political thinker, professor at Zayed University in Dubai and Lazarski University in Warsaw. He received his doctorate at the University of Oxford. In the early 1980’s, he was a student leader in Poland’s Solidarity movement, and was then awarded a scholarship of the Leadership Development Office of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He is the author of five books, including On the History of Political Philosophy (Routledge, 2016).


The Tractatus is a remarkable and illuminating book that should be widely read. It discusses a number of important ideas that can contribute to the betterment and positive evolution of humanity.’ - Professor Wendell O’Brien, Morehead State University, USA

This thoughtful book is a guide for anyone inquiring about a positive world change. The contents are organized so that they're easy to recognize and assimilate. I am truly impressed by the book.’ - Professor William Auden, Western Connecticut State University, USA

The book is one of the most distinguishing titles in political philosophy that I have read in the last few years. It is equally important for academicians, political activists and lovers of human dignity. Korab-Karpowicz has boldly gone to the heart of our today's concerns and opened up a contemporary discourse to the exciting possibility of human evolution.’ - Professor Dilipkumar Mohanta, University of Calcutta, India