The need for the eonic model

Many of the points in this essay are well taken but I would recommend that all parties move beyond using the term ‘western civilization’: in the eonic model the term has no real status and what we look at is the relationship of regions to one whole. There we see the relatively late advance in the ‘west’ of eurasia in relation to a frontier effect. Many in the ‘west’ fail to see that the weest so-called is simply a frontier zone with an eonic transition whose effect is to generate a global oikoumene….

Source: The Slow Suicide of the West | Common Dreams Views

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