Why the West?

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Key Observations:

General Conclusions:

Salient Features of Western Culture


Societies and Change

0 - No Change

1 - Rejection

2 - Assimilation

3 - Synthesis

4 - Traumatization

5 - Replacement

6 - Extinction

The "Goldilocks" History of the West

Some societies had too much of certain stimuli, others too little, and the West was "just right"

Bad Habits - Four Kinds of Ethnocentrism

Technological Prerequisites 

The Wheel: 

Changing the World

"The Fall" in Western Values

Contrast to cultures where Good and Evil are equally primordial

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Created 27 Dec 1997, Last Update 4 Jun 1997

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