A Proper World View, Appropriate for Its Time
Those working to articulate new assumptions for the study and practice of politics have found resonance in the insights of many physical and life scientists in the last century and a half. Their assumptions implicitly posed an alternative to the worldview that had dominated Western thinking since the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. They set the stage not only for a new political paradigm, but also for a dialogue between Eastern and Western worldviews. Their worldview sets the backdrop for the paradigm proposed in the next chapter.
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Chapter Two “A Proper World View, Appropriate for Its Time”
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