More and more people the world over, and in all walks of life, are coming to the conclusion that the many ills of our planet and our shared global culture are, in the last analysis, the result of a defective worldview. This worldview has been inherited by us from the European Enlightenment of the 17th century, is the rationale for the ways we interact with the natural world and organise our collective lives. This worldview must therefore be questioned fundamentally, at the level of its basic concepts. The author does this systematically by asking the perennial questions, those questions that the people of every age have had to ask themselves - and attempt to answer. When this is done the answers formulated by the Enlightenment scientists and philosophers are seen to be incomplete and logically flawed. They also fail dequately to explain the many new facts that have come to light in the past three centuries, and particularly during the 20th century.
The worldview based on the fresh answers suggested in this book points to alternative ways of organising our affairs, ways that could heal our planet and our society and give us a sustainable future. Many of the new concepts formulated in this book are already implied in contemporary discourses and practices in alternative forms of agriculture, education, health care, business and many other areas of human endeavour, but which have so far not been articulated clearly, nor brought together into a coherent system.