Category Archives: Historical Dynamics

Explorations into the “Mechanism” and the Underlying Functions of Historical Change Over Time …

Periodization in World History

Periodization in World History:  A Look at the Eonic Effect http://darwiniana.com/2011/06/09/an-exercise-for-buddhists-following-the-eonic-effect-i-e-an-evolutionaryhistorical-periodization/  ********** 06.09.11  An exercise for buddhists: following the ‘eonic effect’ (i.e. an evolutionary/historical periodization)  Posted in General at 12:07 pm by nemo Climbing Mt. Improbable: The Eonic Effect.  Buddhists, … Continue reading

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History and the Mechanism of Collective Learning

  Historical Evolution and the Mechanism of Collective Learning ******** http://www.bighistoryproject.com/Big-History/Themes http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu/units/two/landscape/02_landscape1.pdf http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/whc/3.1/christian.html http://worldhistoryconnected.press.illinois.edu/6.3/benjamin.html http://worldhistoryconnected.press.illinois.edu/6.3/christian.html  ******** “Collective learning means sharing what you have learned with others so that the knowledge available to everyone increases over time … [It] explains why … Continue reading

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Glimpses into Big History

  Glimpses into the Scope and Manner of Big History David Christian has his Big History time-lines up on the Big History Project website. You can access them at http://www.bighistoryproject.com/The-Latest-Word/Download-Print-Big-History-Timelines. As I’ve told people in the past, I’m a big … Continue reading

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History: Metaphysical Drama or Natural Dynamic

  History: Metaphysical Drama or Naturalistic Dynamic It seems obvious that a better means of examining the operating principles of historical change over time needs to be found. The problem: we’re looking at a standard temporal sequence, and just like … Continue reading

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Scope and Grades of Historical Inquiry

  Scope and Grades of Historical Inquiry:  Modes of Analysis in World Historiograhy. “World History” is a fascinating subject. But what’s involved with something being part of World History? That’s an important question because if we’re just to skim the … Continue reading

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