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A short blogbook/kindle in response to pinker et al, next to ‘new age’ obscurantists, and futuristic leftists..

February 19th, 2018 · No Comments

We suggested a reply to pinker in a short post of notes as a short blogbook possibly turning into a kindle book. We can triple the challenge to a thesis on the ideology of progress as per the pinkers and many others, a leftist version of the type we have done several times but here in a new context, and finally a look at pinker’s dreaded ‘counterenlightenment’ with some considerations of the issue of ‘new age’ movements and their accused status as reactionary/antimodern irrationalists…
The eonic model can easily summon up all these issues and treat them together. We can use our older outline:
1.1848
The year 1848 is useful for such a thesis: it is the point where the ‘enlightenment’ has concluded and a fight for the future begins, with a new element considering the issue of capitalism and democracy…the basic issue of that year could be taken as a question about the future of modernity
2. World History
The question of modernity evokes the question of the ‘repeated’ ‘modernities’ or transitions visible in world history is a curious epochal or ‘eonic’ effect.
3. Evolutionary Theories
The data of history evokes in turn the question of evolution and the status of evolutionary theories..
4. An Historical Model
we can develop a new kind of model or world history that will suggest a macro and micro aspect to ‘progress’
5. idea for a universal history, big history/kant//an outline of history
we can adopt the perspective of kant’s essay on history but also consider various frameworks for a science of history, a look at Big History, and the cosmological issue of fine tuning, etc…

6. More on the Axial Age and Eonic Sequence, the core of the model, a global matrix of succession and parallelism
The complexity of the Axial Age can be a ground for the debate over religion and secularism, and a basis for looking at the resurgence of ‘new age’ movements..

7 modernity as the onset of a new epoch…
We resolve the whole crisis as the fate of the modern epoch and the definition of progress in that context…
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We introduced the outline for still another blogbook a while back and we jumpstarted an initial non-version as a set of notes. Actually we invited readers to think about how they would write this book too. The historical outline based on the eonic effect might make a good project for marxists to upgrade from Marx.
Stripped of speculation the eonic effect is simply an outline of world history that enforces a look at the zones of historical transition and ensures a balanced look at all times and places…

Introduction/Preface

1.1848
The year 1848 is a useful date for reflection from several perspectives, from the rise of the modern left to the question of modernity in greater world history. It is both the endpoint of the modern transition and the beginning of the era of mideonic realization that will ultimately move beyond its Eurocentric sources in the phase of globalization. The confusion of this with capitalism is both unfortunate and not very surprising. The saga of that revolutionary year introduces Marx/Engels in its first months with their publication of a classic manifesto that well echoes the core issues of that year…
2. World History
We need a light-weight and self-critical version of the eonic effect/model in the form of an outline with sidelined attempts to interpret its significance…
3. Evolutionary Theories
We need a critique of darwinism that is robust and well clear of creationist thinking

4. An Historical Model
Using the data of the eonic effect we can produce a better theory of civilizations with embedded histories of technology and economy.

5. idea for a universal history, big history/kant//an outline of history
Our framework can proceed as the attempt to resolve Kant’s challenge. We can optionally adopt his idea of a ‘demiurge’ in nature, if only to forestall theistic legacies

6. Axial Age and Eonic Sequence, the core of the model, a global matrix of succession and parallelism
our outline straddle a universal history with core zones of Sumer/Egypt, Greece, Israel/Persia, India, China in the axial period
and modernity as s further transition

7 modernity as the onset of a new epoch…
We replace marx’s stage with an ‘epoch series’ in which modernity initiates a new era in world history…
the issue of democracy, capitalism and communism fits very easily into this scheme…
Conclusion

——————–
Notes for a new blogbook: a workbook to be completed by its readers and with seven chapters echoing WHEE…

The question of history haunts the left, mired in an ideological framework that is obsolete. One solution is a version of the eonic model. This model is itself controversial and strikes many as some form of crank theory. The objection must be faced but in the final analysis, in a world of speed readers whose bibliographies sample a representative spacial/temporal totality its meaning stands out as clear enough to be useful as a substitute for the real crank theories of scientism and darwinism. We can use this approach if we are clever enough to create a version our critics will demolish, content to use what’s left, which is pretty much subject to the same bibliography created by our speedreaders ‘in the know’. This is thus a highly practical approach. Here the issues of historical dynamics are both addressed and critiqued, and replaced with an empirical chronicle that is eminently practical and able to explicate issues of religion, philosophy, science, democracy/socialism in the gestation of a universal language of historical sociology: from proximate antiquity (throw in deep time, big history, the emergence of homo sapiens, the Paleo/Neolithic….), Egypt/Sumer, and the Axial Age to modernity to the rise of the modern epoch. We can allow the critics to propose their own interpretations, not doubt, save only the use of a version of the core bibliography.

The question of theory and ideology stalks all versions of so-called historical science: ideology suggests a failure of objectivity, thence of science. We must solve this problem by not solving it: our objectivity can remain real in our framework because we can document an empirical fact: the relationship of a dynamic to the emergence of ideologies: our ideological perspective is coinage issued the chronicles of our empirical outline, and these ideologies, in one example, take form in both the account of and the realizations of democracy. This approach evokes the ideologies of freedom and is able to both promote them and to show their relation to the given dynamic’s chronicle. The evolution of democracy is a prime example. Hegel tried to do this by suggesting a ‘dialectic of freedom’ in historical evolution. This trainwreck can be abducted into our bibliography as premonition of a thesis done right, or better: the dynamism of the evolution of freedom…
That’s enough to start. We propose seven chapters that will echo the seven chapters (in the revised fifth edition) of World History and The Eonic Effect: intro, an outline of world history, theories of evolution, a new model of history, an idea for a universal history, the evidence of the Axial Age, the rise of modernity….)

Introduction/Preface

1.1848
The year 1848 is a useful date for reflection from several perspectives, from the rise of the modern left to the question of modernity in greater world history. It is both the endpoint of the modern transition and the beginning of the era of mideonic realization that will ultimately move beyond its Eurocentric sources in the phase of globalization. The confusion of this with capitalism is both unfortunate and not very surprising. The saga of that revolutionary year introduces Marx/Engels in its first months with their publication of a classic manifesto that well echoes the core issues of that year…

2. World History

3. evolutionary theories

4. an historical model

5. idea for a universal history, big history/kant//an outline of history

6. Axial Age the core of the model, a global matrix of succession and parallelism

7 modernity as the onset of a new epoch…
Conclusion

———————————older versions…
We introduced the outline for still another blogbook a while back and we jumpstarted an initial non-version as a set of notes. Actually we invited readers to think about how they would write this book too. The historical outline based on the eonic effect might make a good project for marxists to upgrade from Marx.
Stripped of speculation the eonic effect is simply an outline of world history that enforces a look at the zones of historical transition and ensures a balanced look at all times and places…

Introduction/Preface

1.1848
The year 1848 is a useful date for reflection from several perspectives, from the rise of the modern left to the question of modernity in greater world history. It is both the endpoint of the modern transition and the beginning of the era of mideonic realization that will ultimately move beyond its Eurocentric sources in the phase of globalization. The confusion of this with capitalism is both unfortunate and not very surprising. The saga of that revolutionary year introduces Marx/Engels in its first months with their publication of a classic manifesto that well echoes the core issues of that year…
2. World History
We need a light-weight and self-critical version of the eonic effect/model in the form of an outline with sidelined attempts to interpret its significance…
3. Evolutionary Theories
We need a critique of darwinism that is robust and well clear of creationist thinking

4. An Historical Model
Using the data of the eonic effect we can produce a better theory of civilizations with embedded histories of technology and economy.

5. idea for a universal history, big history/kant//an outline of history
Our framework can proceed as the attempt to resolve Kant’s challenge. We can optionally adopt his idea of a ‘demiurge’ in nature, if only to forestall theistic legacies

6. Axial Age and Eonic Sequence, the core of the model, a global matrix of succession and parallelism
our outline straddle a universal history with core zones of Sumer/Egypt, Greece, Israel/Persia, India, China in the axial period
and modernity as s further transition

7 modernity as the onset of a new epoch…
We replace marx’s stage with an ‘epoch series’ in which modernity initiates a new era in world history…
the issue of democracy, capitalism and communism fits very easily into this scheme…
Conclusion

——————–
Notes for a new blogbook: a workbook to be completed by its readers and with seven chapters echoing WHEE…

The question of history haunts the left, mired in an ideological framework that is obsolete. One solution is a version of the eonic model. This model is itself controversial and strikes many as some form of crank theory. The objection must be faced but in the final analysis, in a world of speed readers whose bibliographies sample a representative spacial/temporal totality its meaning stands out as clear enough to be useful as a substitute for the real crank theories of scientism and darwinism. We can use this approach if we are clever enough to create a version our critics will demolish, content to use what’s left, which is pretty much subject to the same bibliography created by our speedreaders ‘in the know’. This is thus a highly practical approach. Here the issues of historical dynamics are both addressed and critiqued, and replaced with an empirical chronicle that is eminently practical and able to explicate issues of religion, philosophy, science, democracy/socialism in the gestation of a universal language of historical sociology: from proximate antiquity (throw in deep time, big history, the emergence of homo sapiens, the Paleo/Neolithic….), Egypt/Sumer, and the Axial Age to modernity to the rise of the modern epoch. We can allow the critics to propose their own interpretations, not doubt, save only the use of a version of the core bibliography.

The question of theory and ideology stalks all versions of so-called historical science: ideology suggests a failure of objectivity, thence of science. We must solve this problem by not solving it: our objectivity can remain real in our framework because we can document an empirical fact: the relationship of a dynamic to the emergence of ideologies: our ideological perspective is coinage issued the chronicles of our empirical outline, and these ideologies, in one example, take form in both the account of and the realizations of democracy. This approach evokes the ideologies of freedom and is able to both promote them and to show their relation to the given dynamic’s chronicle. The evolution of democracy is a prime example. Hegel tried to do this by suggesting a ‘dialectic of freedom’ in historical evolution. This trainwreck can be abducted into our bibliography as premonition of a thesis done right, or better: the dynamism of the evolution of freedom…
That’s enough to start. We propose seven chapters that will echo the seven chapters (in the revised fifth edition) of World History and The Eonic Effect: intro, an outline of world history, theories of evolution, a new model of history, an idea for a universal history, the evidence of the Axial Age, the rise of modernity….)

Introduction/Preface

1.1848
The year 1848 is a useful date for reflection from several perspectives, from the rise of the modern left to the question of modernity in greater world history. It is both the endpoint of the modern transition and the beginning of the era of mideonic realization that will ultimately move beyond its Eurocentric sources in the phase of globalization. The confusion of this with capitalism is both unfortunate and not very surprising. The saga of that revolutionary year introduces Marx/Engels in its first months with their publication of a classic manifesto that well echoes the core issues of that year…

2. World History

3. evolutionary theories

4. an historical model

5. idea for a universal history, big history/kant//an outline of history

6. Axial Age the core of the model, a global matrix of succession and parallelism

7 modernity as the onset of a new epoch…
Conclusion

———————older notes for a blogbook…
We introduced the outline for still another blogbook a while back and we jumpstarted an initial non-version as a set of notes. Actually we invited readers to think about how they would write this book too. The historical outline based on the eonic effect might make a good project for marxists to upgrade from Marx.
Stripped of speculation the eonic effect is simply an outline of world history that enforces a look at the zones of historical transition and ensures a balanced look at all times and places…

Introduction/Preface

1.1848
The year 1848 is a useful date for reflection from several perspectives, from the rise of the modern left to the question of modernity in greater world history. It is both the endpoint of the modern transition and the beginning of the era of mideonic realization that will ultimately move beyond its Eurocentric sources in the phase of globalization. The confusion of this with capitalism is both unfortunate and not very surprising. The saga of that revolutionary year introduces Marx/Engels in its first months with their publication of a classic manifesto that well echoes the core issues of that year…
2. World History
We need a light-weight and self-critical version of the eonic effect/model in the form of an outline with sidelined attempts to interpret its significance…
3. Evolutionary Theories
We need a critique of darwinism that is robust and well clear of creationist thinking

4. An Historical Model
Using the data of the eonic effect we can produce a better theory of civilizations with embedded histories of technology and economy.

5. idea for a universal history, big history/kant//an outline of history
Our framework can proceed as the attempt to resolve Kant’s challenge. We can optionally adopt his idea of a ‘demiurge’ in nature, if only to forestall theistic legacies

6. Axial Age and Eonic Sequence, the core of the model, a global matrix of succession and parallelism
our outline straddle a universal history with core zones of Sumer/Egypt, Greece, Israel/Persia, India, China in the axial period
and modernity as s further transition

7 modernity as the onset of a new epoch…
We replace marx’s stage with an ‘epoch series’ in which modernity initiates a new era in world history…
the issue of democracy, capitalism and communism fits very easily into this scheme…
Conclusion

——————–
Notes for a new blogbook: a workbook to be completed by its readers and with seven chapters echoing WHEE…

The question of history haunts the left, mired in an ideological framework that is obsolete. One solution is a version of the eonic model. This model is itself controversial and strikes many as some form of crank theory. The objection must be faced but in the final analysis, in a world of speed readers whose bibliographies sample a representative spacial/temporal totality its meaning stands out as clear enough to be useful as a substitute for the real crank theories of scientism and darwinism. We can use this approach if we are clever enough to create a version our critics will demolish, content to use what’s left, which is pretty much subject to the same bibliography created by our speedreaders ‘in the know’. This is thus a highly practical approach. Here the issues of historical dynamics are both addressed and critiqued, and replaced with an empirical chronicle that is eminently practical and able to explicate issues of religion, philosophy, science, democracy/socialism in the gestation of a universal language of historical sociology: from proximate antiquity (throw in deep time, big history, the emergence of homo sapiens, the Paleo/Neolithic….), Egypt/Sumer, and the Axial Age to modernity to the rise of the modern epoch. We can allow the critics to propose their own interpretations, not doubt, save only the use of a version of the core bibliography.

The question of theory and ideology stalks all versions of so-called historical science: ideology suggests a failure of objectivity, thence of science. We must solve this problem by not solving it: our objectivity can remain real in our framework because we can document an empirical fact: the relationship of a dynamic to the emergence of ideologies: our ideological perspective is coinage issued the chronicles of our empirical outline, and these ideologies, in one example, take form in both the account of and the realizations of democracy. This approach evokes the ideologies of freedom and is able to both promote them and to show their relation to the given dynamic’s chronicle. The evolution of democracy is a prime example. Hegel tried to do this by suggesting a ‘dialectic of freedom’ in historical evolution. This trainwreck can be abducted into our bibliography as premonition of a thesis done right, or better: the dynamism of the evolution of freedom…
That’s enough to start. We propose seven chapters that will echo the seven chapters (in the revised fifth edition) of World History and The Eonic Effect: intro, an outline of world history, theories of evolution, a new model of history, an idea for a universal history, the evidence of the Axial Age, the rise of modernity….)

Introduction/Preface

1.1848
The year 1848 is a useful date for reflection from several perspectives, from the rise of the modern left to the question of modernity in greater world history. It is both the endpoint of the modern transition and the beginning of the era of mideonic realization that will ultimately move beyond its Eurocentric sources in the phase of globalization. The confusion of this with capitalism is both unfortunate and not very surprising. The saga of that revolutionary year introduces Marx/Engels in its first months with their publication of a classic manifesto that well echoes the core issues of that year…

2. World History

3. evolutionary theories

4. an historical model

5. idea for a universal history, big history/kant//an outline of history

6. Axial Age the core of the model, a global matrix of succession and parallelism

7 modernity as the onset of a new epoch…
Conclusion

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