Development of the Eonic Model
Idea For A Universal History

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Two Universal Histories

We can complete our model by looking at what we call Kant's Challenge to find the pattern of Universal History. In general we are confronted by an immense system to which we apply the category of causality in naive fashion, e.g. What caused the Axial Age? These questions provoke the classic contradictions of the philosophy of history. There is no avoiding this issue of the breakdown of a Science of History, and we can see that the problems are going to restage themselves for any theory of evolution, as far as man goes.

Kant's Challenge Our consideration of historicism and historical inevitability is really a page from the book of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason where the Third Antinomy of the Dialectic is crux of the metaphysical dilemma of free will and historical laws. We have found a theoretical basis for our system/agent hybrids in this very antinomy. And we can see that the two levels in model correspond to the same thesis/antithesis in that antinomy. Kant's essay Idea For A Universal History is the source of an extension of Kant's thinking to history. We go our own way, but with a way to resolve what is basically Kant's Question.

A Short History of The World Our three turning points are suddenly transparent as a macroevolution inside of which 'free action' is emerging into freedom as it exits from the eonic sequence. This approach allows us to harmonize the stark opposition of system dynamics and individual freedom

This spawns Two Universal Histories, the macro mainline and the cultural totality. This can allow us to address issues of imperialism, ideology, Eurocentrism, etc...

Stream and Sequence: A Frequency Hypothesis We can complete our mode by putting it in a wrapper called a frequency hypothesis. Our system looks like three beats in a longer pattern. We don't know, and don't yet have the data, but our method allows us to use a fragment by itself.

The Discrete Freedom Sequence One of the most remarkable parts of the eonic effect is the double appearance of democracy, in both cases inside the eonic mainline. This fact will be the subject of another webpage, so we will merely note it in passing. It provides one possible clue to the dynamics of this system. This one is tricky, so we will lay the groundwork first.

And there we find the remarkable intervals of transition, which we can redescribe in terms the streams of culture and the sequence of transitions. Two classic cases are the Greek and Israelite examples, where we see the stream of Greek civilization cross the boundary of the eonic system and produce a transition.

  • This stream and sequence property shows the way the transitions produce oikoumenes by diffusion from the transitional area.

  • In the Israelite and Indic cases we see the 'eonic evolution of religion', and the appearance from the transition of a series of religious formations.

Economic Systems All at once we have resolved one of the problems that so confused Marxists, and continues to confuse economic historians using the 'economic interpretation of history'. We see that the economic evolution of society is a misconceived notion. We notice that the Industrial Revolution and modern capitalist economics is not a macro process, but a subsystem of our greater system.