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





ISBN 9781138066410
Published May 26, 2017 by Routledge
172 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

 Introduction





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











Bibliography





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Biography



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).

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