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‘Big History’ done right: the eonic model

August 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The other day we discussed John Dean’s essay on Big History at Truthdig: ‘Big History’ and World History And The Eonic Effect It is a great idea, but there should be two complementary definitions: big history in the horizontal sense, and big history in a kind of vertical dimension, macro-history as opposed to micro-history. The […]

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Tags: Big History · The Eonic Effect · World History and The Eonic Effect

Critique of G. A. Cohen

August 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

A critique of G.A. Cohen, who has recently died, http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/articles/sayers/cohen.pdf Cohen’s work was a great contribution, but it is a bit old by now, the eighties and before!

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Tags: 1848+ · Big History · Critique of Evolutionary Economy · Ultra Far Left

‘Big History’ and World History And The Eonic Effect

August 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Remarkably, John Dean, at Truthdig, has an article on Big History and the books of the genre: Looking for Great ‘Big History’ Books By John Dean Ron had introduced me to the notion of big history many years earlier, when he urged that I read Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human […]

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Tags: Big History · World History and The Eonic Effect