Darwiniana

History, Evolution, and The Darwin Debate

Darwiniana header image 5

Search Results for philosophy eonic effect

the rise of science and the eonic effect…//Scientific revolution and materialist philosophy: part two

September 1st, 2018 · No Comments

The eonic model is a far better way to analyze the history of science: we can see that the rise of advanced civilization in sumer shows the jumpstarting of ‘science’ in three beats or transitions.

[Read more →]

Tags: General

Philosophy and the eonic effect

August 9th, 2018 · 2 Comments

We have often commented on the sterility of contemporary ‘philosophy’ and the way it has succumbed to thought mechanization and the inability to really touch the real sense of what philosophy is. A look at the eonic effect suggests why this is so, with a grim verdict. http://darwiniana.com/?s=philosophy+eonic+effect Source: Down With the Philosophy Factory

[Read more →]

Tags: General

staccato burst and the eonic effect…//Where modern philosophy began, perhaps

September 18th, 2017 · No Comments

We have pointed out many times the correlation of philosophy and much else to the eonic effect: the staccato burst is a nice usage to refer to this…

[Read more →]

Tags: General

R48G:  philosophy, eonic effects //Terry Eagleton’s Materialism treats its arguments like carelessly piled bricks

March 8th, 2017 · No Comments

In proposing a new platform for neo-communism the R48G take might be an almost cliched ‘by the book’ ‘eonic’ version of the history of philosophy that leapfrogs between Plato and Kant, adopts a short version of Spinoza on the way via the ‘philosophes’ to Kant/Schopenhauer and Hegel. This grand triad of german classical philosophy creates […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

Philosophy and the eonic effect

October 8th, 2016 · No Comments

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/05/dream-enlightenment-anthony-gottlieb-review The history of philosophy is hard to comprehend with seeing it in the context of the eonic effect (history and evolution.com): it corresponds to the macro pattern of successive transitions with a spectacular send off at the modern divide: the sudden appearance of German Classical philosophy. Nothing makes sense without this model, and the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

Like a cheshire cat the ‘eonic effect’ fades into shimmering background as an empirical series of epochal transitions replaces it, and stages of production theory…

September 26th, 2018 · No Comments

Epochal transitions May 17th, 2018 · History and epochal transitions? March 26th, 2018 · The legacy of marxism contains a rich load of potential tools but is marred by the confusions of theory that beset marx (and engels) and rendered their work overall a contradictory package in practice.

[Read more →]

Tags: General

The ‘eonic effect’ and the limits of historical materialism

September 2nd, 2018 · No Comments

The idea of the dialectic is often invoked but in fact it is rarely used. One of the ironic uses of the ‘eonic model’ taken empirically is the way if forces the issue of many ‘contraries’:

[Read more →]

Tags: General

from plato to zombie philosophy? plato’s cave and its enforcers…//Philosophy is dead | Review: Changing the Subject by Raymond Geuss

June 21st, 2018 · No Comments

We have pointed many times here to the correlation of philosophical history and the eonic effect. That helps to clarify the sudden sense that philosophy is in decline or even dead. The subject is poised between plato and kant in a mystery of the noumenon pointed to by both philosophers, and the decline of philosophy […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

Using the eonic effect as a framework for historical study…

June 19th, 2018 · No Comments

Source: Stop Trying to Sell the Humanities – The Chronicle of Higher Education One can argue over the humanities but the issue is part of a larger question: that of history. Knowledge of history is truly abysmal, even among educated experts. (I would not exclude myself, as such, despite having performed the exercise of balanced […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

The modern transition as an ‘eonic’ effect

May 11th, 2018 · No Comments

Epochal modernity January 28th, 2018 · The neo-communist left has to have a far larger universe than that created by historical materialism: it needs a global anthropology that can talk to a generalized modernity/secularism. But what is that? The nineteenth century created a reduced subset to all that in the forms of postivism, scientism, secular […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

Religion, the axial age and the eonic effect

March 24th, 2018 · No Comments

Although it is not always easy to interpret the eonic effect it does provide a basis for seeing an epochal phasing of religion: we see the effect clearly in the axial interval in proximate antiquity and then again in the strong secular transition of modern times. The point remains obscure until it suddenly becomes obvious, […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

The eonic effect; there is no going back to conventional history, but no clear way to an ‘eonic theory’

March 10th, 2018 · No Comments

We have been discussing ‘epochal modernity’ all day, but i would recommend the original version in whee and its model. The ‘epoch’ of modernity threatens to get a mysticism of age periods but we used it because ‘epochal historicism’ is what marxism is all about. And it is perfectly possible to define the so-called eonic […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

The eonic model versus the ‘end of history’ nonsense

February 5th, 2018 · No Comments

Beyond the ‘end of history’ meme… May 11th, 2016 · Kant and the philosophy of history (Amazon) I strongly recommend anyone stuck in the ‘end of history’ morass to get beyond historical materialism and Hegel and adopt my far superior method based on Kant’s original essay on history, or Kant’s Challenge. This can bypass the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

Other way around: the DSA should take over the Red Forty-eight Group…(after taking a quiz on the eonic effect)

November 29th, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: should the red forty-eight group take over the DSA? November 15th, 2017 · We are well past halloween but it’s the scary thought in the title that counts. Actually the dsa could do the left a service if in the midst of its relatively open-house structure: it could attempt to promote a new post-marxist […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

R48G: Eurocentrism, the eonic model and the left

November 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: Eurocentrism, the eonic model and the left April 11th, 2017 · The eonic model is too controversial for many but it explains very easily many of the questions that tend to vitiate real understanding such as the Eurocentric focus of accounts that peddle the idea of ‘Western civilization’ or the Christian West.

[Read more →]

Tags: General

Stages of history versus relative transformations and transitions…getting a handle on the eonic effect…so, where’s you bibliography of Archaic Greece?

October 24th, 2017 · No Comments

The question of the eonic effect comes off as speculative but a close look shows that in principle the subject can be presented in a rigorous historical depiction of a or ‘the’ non-random pattern in history. Such data requires an explanation which can indeed be the object of speculation. But there again the eonic model, […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

Do Germans need eonic therapy?

July 26th, 2017 · No Comments

It might help to stop thinking in terms of ‘germany’ and instead in terms of the eonic effect, the modern transition and the stunning innovations produced by this phase, with germans holding a very crucial place. Here in a spectacular set of effects, german classical philosophy appears just at the ‘divide point’ in a complex […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

R48G: the eonic model as a format for a new liberal arts education (with room for science)

July 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

http://history-and-evolution.com/appendix/appendix.htm This outline of the ‘eonic model’ comes with a large selection of books (a drop in the bucket, with an external bibliography) and gives an insight to something lacking in current educational spheres:

[Read more →]

Tags: General

archive: philosophy and macrohistory

July 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Philosophy and macrohistory September 25th, 2016 · How They Wrestled with the New http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2016/09/philosophy-sartre-blend-uncovering-birth-existentialism It is useful to step back and look at the remarkable correlation of the history of philosophy to the eonic effect, and the way that Kant appears at the climactic moment. And this can help to explain the drift of what comes […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

R48G: the eonic effect, a generalized historical paradigm…

July 11th, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=eonic+effect We have tried to point to the limits of historical materialism due to its ‘materialism’, crypto-teleology, economic fundamentalism, and more directly the fact that it is a century and half old, too dogmatic with no ability to upgrade and most of all its association with a failed legacy that is controversial, repelling a new […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

archive: The basic pattern of the ‘macro’ effect, as punctuated equilibrium

May 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/?s=punctuated+equilibrium The basic pattern of the ‘macro’ effect, as punctuated equilibrium February 16th, 2013 · http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/intro1_2_3.htm ———- Theory failsafe http://history-and-evolution.com/whee4th/intro1_1_1.htm Limits of Observation Biologists often distinguish the ‘fact’ of evolution from the ‘theory’. The difference is crucial, for it is relatively easy to see from the fossil record that evolution occurs as a succession/progression of […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

archive: eurocentrism, the eonic model and the left

May 1st, 2017 · No Comments

R48G: Eurocentrism, the eonic model and the left April 11th, 2017 ·

[Read more →]

Tags: General

R48G: Eurocentrism, the eonic model and the left

April 11th, 2017 · No Comments

The eonic model is too controversial for many but it explains very easily many of the questions that tend to vitiate real understanding such as the Eurocentric focus of accounts that peddle the idea of ‘Western civilization’ or the Christian West. The actual facts of the rise of the modern are so strikingly similar to […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General

Beyond Marxism//Marxism: an Introduction to a Misunderstood Philosophy

January 14th, 2017 · No Comments

At a time of crisis we need something like marxism, but we also need a critique of the original legacy and a way to refound the equivalent in a new era, and at what should be the end of the capitalist era. The quote from this essay at Counterpunch cites a classic chestnut from Marx […]

[Read more →]

Tags: General