'European miracle' as variable

Thu, 6 Mar 1997 22:04:43 -0600 (NSK)
Nikolai S. Rozov (ROZOV@cnit.nsu.ru)

dear Tom,
i am really impressed by your sketch of w-history, only two points seem to
me doubtful.

First, there were many 'edges' and semiperipheral parts of the
'World Island' (a classic geopolitical term for AfroEurasia). In any case we
need for real explanation of 'Europ'miracle' to take into account some
interior specifics of Europe (f.e.installation of various factors, that i
listed some weeks ago here in wsn), from this point your systemic factors
have role of encompassing options for realizing by Europeans all
possibilities opened by this installation of factors (in any version).

Second, you write:

> From: "Thomas D. [Tom] Hall, THALL@DEPAUW.EDU" <thall@DEPAUW.EDU>
> To use a positivist metaphor, I
> think it would be useful to look at the so-called European
> miracle as a 'dependent variable' built by a large system, rather
> than the 'independent variable' which rebuilt the world.

but why not both? maybe everything really new in world history (cities, state,
script, armies, civilization, money, etc, etc, up to NATO, UN, computer and
Internet) first had genesis as a 'dependant variable' but then sooner or
later began to play a formidable role in rebuilding the world, already as
'independant variable'

your Nikolai


Nikolai S. Rozov # Address:Dept. of Philosophy
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