Historical materialism is a useless pseudo-science. It gives license to anyone who feels like it to dismiss marxism, socialism, with a wave of the hand.
Note we have changed our site logo to ‘end(s) of history’…we will keep changing it every few months, perhaps…
The term ‘end of history’ is a bit of a hack, as is our ‘ends of history’, and has never really arrived at a stable form. We scrambled the term by putting it a plural form, mostly to examine the idea in a different way: look at the Axial Age, history can multitask, as the ‘ends’ of history, so we have an additional mystery to examine. But modernity seems to close the parallel tracks returning world history to a single complex, modernity, so to speak. The Wikipedia entry isn’t too informative and the section of postmodernism is incorrect: we have not reached the end of modernity at all. Continue reading “Eonic sequence, end of eonic sequence…//End of history – Wikipedia”
Marxist claims for a science of history are mostly pseudo-science and we must rush into the fray to challenge the failure of all parties to produce a science of history. The question was actually addressed by such as Karl Popper in his critique of marxist ‘historicism’ but his critique applies just as well to the bourgeois versions of historical science. So-called. There is no such science.
The reason is clear: the issue of free agency enters to falsify all claims for a theory, which is supposedly causal.
Continue reading “The complete failure of historical theories (including Marx’s), and a glance at the eonic effect data set…”
As we examine the eonic model we detect not so much an ‘end of history’ directionality as a ‘nudging’ process which is related to an abstract category of the ‘evolution’ of freedom. But if we look at the example so clearly given in antiquity in the occident we see the dangers and dilemma: the decline from the ‘gifts of greater time’ into extreme barbarism, and degeneration.
We have to ask if such a fate will befall ‘modernity’…
Fukuyama has navigated into being a liberal, it seems, and this is good. We can use the eonic model to suggest the best interpretation of the ‘end of history’ argument.
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 · History an…
Source: Last and First Men – Darwiniana