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R48G: climbing Mt. Improbable…Fukuyama’s false historical driver is no better than that of ‘historical materialism’

May 9th, 2017 · No Comments

In their place, he suggested that the modern scientific method coupled with technological advancement, alongside market capitalism as a form of mass information-processing for the allocation of resources, could explain how humanity had successfully managed to develop – haltingly, but definitely – on an upward course of civilisational progress.

We have repeatedly critiques ‘historical materialism’ but Fukuyama’s motor of history is no better. A look at the eonic effect shows that something far more complex is involved than science, technology, or market capitalism. This could hardly explain the descent of man or civilization since the Neolithic.

The eonic effect shows that a complex macrodriver operates behind the scenes to ‘climb Mt. Improbable’.

Fukuyama jettisoned Hegel’s implausible metaphysics, as well as Marx’s idea of ‘dialectical materialism’, as the proposed motor of historical synthesis. In their place, he suggested that the modern scientific method coupled with technological advancement, alongside market capitalism as a form of mass information-processing for the allocation of resources, could explain how humanity had successfully managed to develop – haltingly, but definitely – on an upward course of civilisational progress. The catch, however, was that we had now gone as far as it was possible to go. Liberal democratic capitalism was the final stage of Historical synthesis: no less inherently contradictory form of society was possible.

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