The Globalization War Can Ethics Bring Peace?


In a recent talk on Capitalism, Bruno Latour argues that economic globalization is at war with the Globe and that the Globe is losing. Humans can expect to suffer great loses as our life support systems erode and crumble from the relentless attacks of economic aggression. How paradoxical, that it is easier to see the end of the Planet then the end of Capitalism (Jameson).We feel helpless and paralyzed in the face of a transcendent economic system that has assumed the powers of natural law and is waging war against the very Planet that supports it. Only Ethics can resolve the conflict and show the way to a peaceful settlement. Ethics means “putting the other first” (Levinas), and not doing violence. How can Ethics restrain Economics and prevent it from effacing the Other, in other words from murdering Gaia? How can Ethics transform the networks of economic power to become the support of ecological healing? This can only occur through the alchemical transformation of fear to love, from being frozen to being in the flow. An unbalanced brain/mind /person, (banker or ecologist) living in fear, will soon becomes one of the new wounded, a casualty of the Globalization war. Through advances in technology we can re-calibrate the brain and through ethical relatedness re-tune the mind to cosmic love? With age reversal around the corner this joke is no joke:From a recent future report to the board,"The bad news,the planet won't survive,the good news,there are plenty of profits before it happens."

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Steven Gans,American Public University.USA

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Conference: ECERP2014
Stream: Ethics and Globalization

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