HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 37 no. 2 (2008)

A Philosophical Paradigm for Global Times

George F. Mclean

Discipline: Philosophy



The move from the modern to the present requires a new paradigm for philosophical thought. The Eurocentric modern times were marked by individualism, objectivism, and a secularism. The encounter with the East now opens religious and interior horizons which for Huntington promised a clash of civilizations. The alternative for these global times is to broaden the philosophical paradigm by thinking now in terms of the whole, opening human subjectivity, and thereby enabling a hermeneutics of mutual understanding and cooperation for a global community.