The Paths of History
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (1999)
This is a broad and ambitious study of the entire history of humanity which takes as its point of departure Marx's theory of social evolution. However, Professor Diakonoff's theory of world history differs from Marx's in a number of ways. Firstly he has expanded Marx's five stages of development to eight. Secondly he denies that social evolution necessarily implies progress and shows how 'each progress is simultaneously a regress', and thirdly he demonstrates that the transition from one stage to another is not necessarily marked by social conflict and that sometimes this is achieved peacefully and gracefully. As the book moves through these various stages, the reader is drawn into a remarkable and thought-provoking study of the process of the history of the human race which focuses on the wide range of factors (economic, social, military-technological, and socio-pyschological) which have influenced our development from palaeolithic times to the present day.
|Keywords||History Philosophy History Periodization Historiography|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$23.70 used (81% off) $74.74 new (38% off) $120.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||D16.8.D4513 1999|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jaroslav Krejčí (2004). The Paths of Civilization: Understanding the Currents of History. Palgrave Macmillan.
Will Durant (2010). Lessons of History. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks.
Ralph Cohen & Michael S. Roth (eds.) (1995). History And--: Histories Within the Human Sciences. University Press of Virginia.
T. Z. Lavine & V. Tejera (eds.) (1989). History and Anti-History in Philosophy. Transaction Publishers.
Leonid Grinin (2007). Production Revolutions and Periodization of History: A Comparative and Theoretic-Mathematical Approach. Social Evolution and History 6 (2).
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads4 ( #580,327 of 1,934,534 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #269,381 of 1,934,534 )
How can I increase my downloads?