The question of alterity and intersubjectivity is as old as humanity itself. It is a relevant theme for every culture and for every generation that faces the mystery of the person and seeks adequate answers to the problem of personal existence. Our study aims at penetrating this very fundamental issue. We are convinced that for any integral understanding of the human being, alterity and interpersonal dimensions of our existence must be taken into account. We are beings who cannot exist in isolation and as they say, no man is an island, and no one has the monopoly of knowledge.
In a challenging world like ours, a world where human existence is threatened by an increasing occurrence of pandemics and dangerous diseases, a world suffocated by unhealthy divisions and competitions, enmity and mistrust, etc., there is a need for individual and collective reflection on how the future of humanity can be safeguarded from a possible extinction. Our world today needs a certain ethics capable of promoting interpersonal relationships and confront our present crises of coexistence. This book, in its attempt to respond philosophically to this problem gives possible solutions to end these crises.
The author of this book, Gregory Nzau Musyoka holds a doctorate in philosophy from the Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, Spain. He has been a lecturer of philosophy and a Dean of Studies at the Consolata Institute of Philosophy in Nairobi, Kenya. His areas of specialization and research include Philosophical Anthropology, Metaphysics, Epistemology and phenomenology among others.