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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