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The question of freedom (and causality) in history…

July 25th, 2010 · No Comments

The question of freedom (and causality) in history, thence in ethics, is raised in the first paragraph of Kant’s classic essay on history: 4.4 Kant’s Challenge

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Tags: History · Kant

History, theory, Popper, and evolution

June 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A post sent to the History & Theory listserve, in a discussion about historical theory. Subject: RE: Postkantian history (the history that theory can explain) Before pursuing postkantian history, it might be well to ask, what was Kantian history? We cited one paragraph, the first, from Kant’s famous essay on history which was essentially a […]

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Tags: History · The Eonic Effect

The meaning of evolution

April 17th, 2010 · No Comments

If you ever frustrated with the canned ‘science’ of Darwinism (and/or the ID group) check out a new perspective that can demonstrate, instead of theories which are always limited by human dullness, a real ‘glimpse of evolution’ in action, stupendous process that operates globally over tens of millennia in a coordinated process. Mysterious Drumbeat Dumbed […]

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Tags: Evolution · History

Laws of history and Kantian antinomies

April 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Post at History & Theory listserve on the ‘laws of history’ debate, and Kantian antinomies: The antinomies here are actually a staged debate, so I am delighted in your excellent response, and welcome the vigorous effort to sense the original meaning of Kant’s essay, and to really consider the implications of the Third Antinomy (which […]

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The drive toward complexity: world history

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments

A glijmpse of evolution The previous post makes sense only once you grasp an example. World history provides one! And we can certainly see a ‘drive toward complexity’ in world history if we carefully catalog its outline using careful periodization.

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Tags: Evolution · History · The Eonic Effect

Scientific history?

March 30th, 2010 · No Comments

This is an email commentary sent to History and Theory re: a question on ‘scientific history’ (cited at the end). We have discussed this issue here many times, and the various essays at history-and-theory.com explore the ideas of Popper at length. The issue of evolution, post-darwinian, in the context of Kant can resolve this confusion […]

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Tags: Evolution · History · The Eonic Effect

Question from Niall Ferguson

January 7th, 2010 · No Comments

RG Mail http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ac26eb9a-f30a-11de-a888-00144feab49a,dwp_uuid=9c33700c-4c86-11da-89df-0000779e2340.html?ftcamp=rss Financial Times December 27 2009 *The decade the world tilted east *We are living through the end of 500 years of western ascendancy By Niall Ferguson I am trying to remember now where it was, and when it was, that it hit me. Was it during my first walk along the Bund […]

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Tags: globalization · History · The Eonic Effect

The eonic effect taken as a theoretical self-defense data set

January 5th, 2010 · No Comments

More on What Darwin Got Wrong The question of evolutionary theories is really one of cultural politics, and the control of public ideology with theoretical illusions. The natural selection paradigm is one such illusion, one embraced by the most stupid candidates for science who are promoted because they conform to the system of propaganda and […]

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Tags: Evolution · History

The question of Spengler

January 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Comment defending Spengler The question of the theories of Toynbee and Spengler is an emotional one for some people. All I can say is that World History And The Eonic Effect has a superior analysis of world civilization than that of Spengler (or Toynbee). Spengler is not a very intelligent thinker when all is said […]

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History, evolution, and Kant’s challenge

January 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

For the connection of evolution, philosophy and Kant check out this selection (and the one that follows): Kant’s Challenge

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Tags: Evolution · History · Kant

From evolution to history

December 13th, 2009 · No Comments

History and evolution… Darwinists constantly apply their theory to history even as they deny the connection. It is necessary to do the job right: the relationship of evolution to history requires a whole new perspective beyond Darwinims.

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Tags: Evolution · History · The Eonic Effect

Another post-revolutionary generation

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Risky Business A bitterly divided nation, a monarchy splendiferously restored. Another post-revolutionary generation of reaction. When Charles II stepped ashore in Dover on May 27, 1660, and then entered London in a glorious procession two days later, on his 30th birthday, he was greeted with tolling church bells, cries of joy and expressions of hope. […]

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Tags: History

Can we be external observers to evolution?

November 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Scientists assume they are somehow exterior to evolution and can study it objectively as observers. But the reality is more complex: historical sequences are often really a form of evolution in disguise, and we have no simple means of being external observers to their dynamics. History and Evolution: A New Model of History

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Tags: Evolution · History

‘Archaeology’ of inequality

October 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Inequality, ‘Silver Spoon’ Effect Found In Ancient Societies ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2009) — The so-called “silver spoon” effect — in which wealth is passed down from one generation to another — is well established in some of the world’s most ancient economies, according to an international study coordinated by a UC Davis anthropologist.

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Tags: History

A science of history?

October 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Laws Of History And Popper On Historicism Is there a science of history? One of the amusing ironies of historical theory here is the way that Karl Popper, in attacking Marxist theory as ‘historicism’, unwittingly launched a torpedo against the ‘science of history’. It is essentially the same argument as Isaiah Berlin’s critique of ‘historical […]

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Tags: Evolution · History · Kant

Danielou, and religion in the Neolithic

September 13th, 2009 · No Comments

We had a link to some selections to Danielou’s history of India here already, here are some more: More from Danielou The questions of religion is so hashed over in the Darwin debate. It might help to expand one’s vision to the issues of religion in world history, and to the unknown moments of the […]

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Tags: History

Histories of India

September 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

I posted this yesterday at The Gurdjieff Con: Danielou’s history of India. It is possible to get more and more confused by reading books on the history of India. The reasons for that are complicated, but Daneilou (whose many insights also contain some howlers, no doubt) wrote before the current debate over Aryan Invasion theories […]

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Tags: History · religion

Origins of milk-drinking

August 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Milk Drinking Started Around 7,500 Years Ago In Central Europe ScienceDaily (Aug. 27, 2009) — The ability to digest the milk sugar lactose first evolved in dairy farming communities in central Europe, not in more northern groups as was previously thought, finds a new study led by UCL (University College London) scientists published in the […]

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The use of history by philosophers

August 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments

From Evolving Thoughts: The use of history by philosophers One thing is clear: scientists, and Darwinists, have abused the study of history. Scientists because they obsessively deny freedom in thinking history is reducible to physical laws, and Darwinists because their false view of evolution is the source of endlessly denied endlessly applied Social Darinism. The […]

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Tags: History · Kant · Philosophy

Kant and the eonic effect

August 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Google: kant + ‘eonic effect’ The clue to ‘history/evolution’ lies in the famous antinomy of Kant. The details are elegant.

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Tags: Evolution · History · Kant · The Eonic Effect

Russians revinvent ‘reinventing history’

July 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Russia acts against ‘false’ history It may become a criminal offence to infringe on “historical memory” about WWII By James Rodgers BBC News What is worrying Russia? Why is the country convinced that it is the victim of a campaign to make it look bad? President Dmitry Medvedev recently announced the setting up of a […]

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Conservative confusion of Western civilization, vs Islam

July 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

History, and histories, of Islam The problem with many of these critics of Islam, such as Spencer, mentioned in one of the comments, is that they drift into a right-wing perspective and then become proponents of ‘Western Civilization’ (whatever that is) and defenders of Christian traditionalism and religion against Islam, the status of secularism remaining […]

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Tags: globalization · History · Islam · secularism · The Axial Age · The Eonic Effect

History, and histories, of Islam

July 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Comment on ‘Karen Armstrong vs Brigitte Gabriel The historical facts are, you are correct, essential here, but they are not easily arrived at with the history of Islam. Robert Spencer’s revelations also have their problems! All these ‘factual historians’ are all too right wing. Still, you are right, the histories here fail to arrive at […]

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Tags: History · Islam

The myths of revelation and the actual perception of ‘eonic’ evolution

July 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Two comments on The Eonic Effect and the Emergence of Values in History/Evolution James said, July 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm No doubt about it, but I was backing up your point that neither side gives us any insight into our moral sense. James said, July 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm …and I can sympathize […]

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Tags: ethics · Evolution · History · Kant · The Eonic Effect