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V – Easternisation

Parts I, II, III and IV. This post is continues directly from part IV. From part 4 – If the necessary conditions I listed in part four are valid, there is a good case to be made that Japan came … Continue reading

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IV – Necessary conditions

Parts I, II and III. We are often in the habit of calling the modernity virus “Westernisation”, for the simple fact that it occurred first in North West Europe. From this unique spontaneous beginning it spread elsewhere, in fact nearly … Continue reading

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III – The role of “reason”

Part I and II I’m anticipating some misapprehension for this post, mainly for reasons of semantics and my choice of meaning to attribute to poorly defined words. This will probably require an entire clarification post based on what misapprehensions arise … Continue reading

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II – Modernity as a virus

Part I is here As an analogy, lets think about Modernity as a virus. By “Modernity” I mean society in which consistent growth in material living standards can occur, and where more than a small minority live above subsistence. The … Continue reading

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I. What is the question?

A few days ago I started writing an idle thought into a short post. It turned into a long post. So I split it in two. Then I realised it was reliant on ideas I had but hadn’t written down, … Continue reading

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