R48G: the eonic model as a tool April 11th, 2017 · Our model starts our slowly and then converges on a series of ‘non-coincidences’ that greatly increases the odds that model is on to something.
The American revolution wasn’t a Gandhian movement February 2nd, 2017 · We need non-violent movements, but we must also reinvent revolution: that is, the ‘system reset’ that recomputes state motion from a new starting point. The United States has its own rich history – past and present – with effective uses of nonviolent resistance. The … Continue reading American revolution
archive: R48G: a streamlined version of the eonic effect…a Gaian matrix June 19th, 2017 · We have been hard on marxist theory because (unlike liberalism, at least before Fukuyama) it tries to enforce a theory as a preliminary to action. But communism/socialism doesn’t really need an historical theory: it can be a constitutional framework based … Continue reading …a streamlined version of the eonic effect
archive: models as tools… July 1st, 2017 · Our model starts our slowly and then converges on a series of ‘non-coincidences’ that greatly increases the odds that model is on to something. A good example is the way our model explains why so much great literature appears in the transition zones of the early modern, … Continue reading Models as tools…
We have discussed many times the inexorable decline of christianity here and suggested the way the ‘eonic effect’ can help to explain its sudden dissipation… https://redfortyeight.com/?s=religion+decline All of those are important, and I nominate another: The remarkably rapid collapse of religion in advanced democracies. It’s major news with far-reaching impact.Sociologists are stunned by the abrupt … Continue reading The Biggest News of the 21st Century
archive: stream and sequence: dynamics, aesthetics, and the limited interpretations of modernity July 21st, 2017 · This analysis of the future of civilization using the ‘stream/sequence’ model is not entirely intuitive, but its basic insight is surprisingly robust, if only because it makes no predictions. Instead it exposes the way thinking about the past can … Continue reading The limited interpretations of modernity
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? slave society is to follow primitive communism, but slavery is not clearly a very early stage of society. It is … Continue reading Stages of history versus relative transformations and transitions
https://redfortyeight.com/?s=eonic+effect https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=WHEE_5thed_pdf+(1).pdf The model of the eonic effect is perhaps exotically named which may throw people off but it is helpful whatever you call it because it is a clear warning that simplistic theories won’t work and that therefore ‘laws’ of history are unrealistic, if not fallacious. Consider an equation of physics, like the orbit … Continue reading …so neither bolshevik marxism nor (american) democratic/capitalist formats have proven to be the answer. We have essentially nothing to take us into the future, as yet.
https://redfortyeight.com/?s=eonic+effect Marx’s package/marxism is definitely a brilliant achievement but it belongs to an earlier era when naive scientism ruled along with physicalist reductionism and people still thought that sciences along the lines of newtonism physics could be wrought for any given subject matter, including sociological and historical subjects. You cannot create a science of history … Continue reading From Newton to scientism via Hegel: the marxist pseudo-science and its discontents…
We have suggested a need for a broader view of history that can embrace history descriptively in its immense variety of categories. An additional strategy is open to anyone who can use the eonic effect/model as a substitute for ‘theories’ of history. But the eonic effect is likely too strange for most and/or strikes the … Continue reading R48G: toward a new socialism: the eonic effect/model as a substitute for historical ‘theories’