The Harmony Debates

Exploring a Practical Philosophy for a Sustainable Future

Edited by Nicholas Campion
ISBN: 978-1-907767227
22 Oct 2020
£14.99 – £19.16
Paperback, ebook; 605 pages

The word Harmony appears in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development no less than three times, yet with no definition. This anthology gathers together an interdisciplinary array of experts, academics, and practitioners to explore what Harmony means and how we can use it.

One traditional view of Harmony holds that everything in the universe operates in a state of balance, another assumes the interconnectedness of all things – an idea central to ecological thought. Such thoughts also lead to action and policy decisions: for example, how do we conduct business, educate children, conduct business, protect the environment, resolve conflict and promote health and well-being in a world in which all things are fundamentally connected?

The chapters in this volume explore Harmony from a range of perspectives, historical and philosophical, academic and personal. Rather than suggesting fixed answers, the goal is to ask questions about how we relate to each other, engage with the wider environment, face the challenges of the modern world, and work towards holistic solutions for today’s problems. The volume was inspired by the publication in 2020 of Harmony: A New Way of Looking at our World by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Tony Juniper, and Ian Skelly.

> University’s Harmony Institute
> Harmony Project

Sustainability, Cooperation, Ecology
Harmony, HRH Prince of Wales, Nick Campion

About the Editor

Dr Nicholas Campion is Principal Lecturer, Institute of Education and Humanities, and Associate Professor in Cosmology and Culture. He is the director of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, the only academic Centre in the world to deal with cultural relationships with the sky and the cosmos. He is responsible for taking forward the Centre’s research and teaching activities, through supervising PhD students, sponsoring research projects, organising conferences and other events, and publishing research via the peer-reviewed journal Culture and Cosmos. He also serves as Programme Director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology.

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