Decoding World History Final3xf_ED1
World history is an undiscovered country. Contemporary understandings show great confusion and make obvious the lack of a scientific perspective. Compared to the facility of physics, at least in the context of its mysterious mathematical methods that seem to develop in a just-in-time synchrony with the needs of new theories, the field of history shows no real reductionist resolution. The reason should be obvious: the issues of psychology and consciousness, values over facts, social existence, and religious versus secular discourses. History must grapple with the idea of freedom, physics must not. But all at once we confront a surprise in the reformulation of the question; the eonic effect, stumbling into an awesome mystery tour through ages in transition. One thinks of the classic phrase, voices of silence. We catch a glimpse of history’s law of motion. But that perception is of a crude outer mechanics that evolves a much more elusive complexity that has a character not seen in physics, such as ethical and aesthetic aspects, the realm of values beyond facts.
This book will attempt to demonstrate this hidden factor and approach the issue of a science of history indirectly via a new discovery we have called the eonic effect as the first real step to such a science.
This book from 2012 is suddenly popular, so here is a convenient link for anyone interested…
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Source: The Fall of Trump – CounterPunch.org
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archive: stages of history versus relative transformations and transitions August 10th, 2017 · https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marx’s_theory_of_history
The classic stages of history in marxism are primitive communism
slave society feudalism capitalism socialism communism
But will this analysis really work? Continue reading “Stages of history?”