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They also shared the conviction that for reasons lying deep inside its essence, mankind as we know it does not have this peaceableness. They were unwilling to attribute the lacking ability for peace to reasons such as inadequate prosperity among the masses, a wanting democratic state and social order, and deﬁcient enlightenment, except insofar as they regarded these factors themselves as the consequence of the same basic evil in mankind (in Christian terms, ‘sin’). This common Christian presumption poses a crucial problem for all efforts toward peace.
They shared the conviction that political peace in the world could only come about by a wholehearted transformation of the human mind toward peaceableness. They also shared the conviction that for reasons lying deep inside its essence, mankind as we know it does not have this peaceableness. They were unwilling to attribute the lacking ability for peace to reasons such as inadequate prosperity among the masses, a wanting democratic state and social order, and deﬁcient enlightenment, except insofar as they regarded these factors themselves as the consequence of the same basic evil in mankind (in Christian terms, ‘sin’).
With Erhard, Eppler; Dorothee, Sölle; Walther Ch. Zimmerli, 1993: Philosophie zwischen Wissenschaft, Religion und Politik. Bamberger Hegelwochen 1992 (Bamberg: VerlagFränkischer Tag). Der bedrohte Friede—heute (München–Wien: Hanser, 1994). Gemeinsam handeln! Der Dalai Lama und Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker im Gespräch. Ed. by Reiner Degenhardt (Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlags-Haus, 1994). [Conversation with Michael Schaaf]: Physiker und Philosoph im Schatten der Atombombe. Ein Gespräch über Atomwaffen und die Verantwortung des Naturwissenschaftlers.
A Brief History Of Mathematics by Karl Fink