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  1. Nicholas Maxwell (1994). Towards a New Enlightenment: What the Task of Creating Civilization has to Learn From the Success of Modern Science. In Ronald Barnett (ed.), Academic Community: Discourse or Discord? Jessica Kingsley.score: 24.0
    We face two great probems of learning: learning about the universe and about ourselves as a part of the universe, and learning how to create world civilization. We have solved the first problem, but not the second. We need to learn from our solution to the first problem how to solve the second. That involves getting clear about the nature of the progress-achieving methods of science, generalizing these methods so that they become fruitfully applicable to any problematic endeavour, and (...)
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  2. Gerard Ahearne (2013). Towards an Ecological Civilization: A Gramscian Strategy for a New Political Subject. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 9 (1):317-326.score: 24.0
    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE While much work has been done theorising the concept of an ecological civilization, the actual transition to an ecological civilization is another matter. One possible strategy for transforming our world from a death-rattle industrial civilization to a life affirming ecological civilization may be found in the later work of Antonio Gramsci. It is argued that as Gramsci became increasingly disillusioned with Soviet communism, he diagnosed its failure as due (...)
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  3. Michael Levin (2004). J.S. Mill on Civilization and Barbarism. Frank Cass.score: 24.0
    John Stuart Mill's best-known work is On Liberty (1859). In it he declared that Western society was in danger of coming to a standstill. This was an extraordinarily pessimistic claim in view of Britain's global dominance at the time and one that has been insufficiently investigated in the secondary literature. The wanting model was that of China, a once advanced civilization that had apparently ossified. To understand how Mill came to this conclusion requires one to investigate his notion of (...)
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  4. Brett Bowden (2009). The Empire of Civilization: The Evolution of an Imperial Idea. University of Chicago Press.score: 24.0
    From the Crusades to the colonial era to the global war on terror, this sweeping volume exposes “civilization” as a stage-managed account of history that ...
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  5. R. G. Collingwood (1992/1984). The New Leviathan, or, Man, Society, Civilization, and Barbarism. Oxford University Press.score: 24.0
    The New Leviathan, originally published in 1942, a few months before the author's death, is the book which R. G. Collingwood chose to write in preference to completing his life's work on the philosophy of history. It was a reaction to the Second World War and the threat which Nazism and Fascism constituted to civilization. The book draws upon many years of work in moral and political philosophy and attempts to establish the multiple and complex connections between the levels (...)
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  6. Zhongjiang Wang (2011). Ultimate Concern, Reflection of Civilization, and the Idea of “Man” in Yin Haiguang. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (4):565-584.score: 24.0
    Yin Haiguang’s investigation and pursuit of the idea of “Man” reflect not merely a limited historical or parochial academic interest, but indeed address an ultimate concern of humanity which transcends any spatio-temporal limitations. In criticizing “modern man” for its faceless and non-self-identical figure, Yin Haiguang brings the conditions, purposes and noble values of humanity to light. His work has extraordinary significance for the highest aims of humanity and civilization.
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  7. Herbert Marcuse (1969). Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry Into Freud. London,Sphere.score: 24.0
    Contends that Freud's theory of civilization is substantially sociological, and examines the philosophical and sociological implications of key Freudian ...
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  8. Corey Abel (2011). Oakeshott’s Wise Defense: Christianity as A Civilization. In , The Meanings of Michael Oakeshott's Christianity.score: 24.0
    This paper for the first time reveals Oakeshott' early interest in writing a work of Christian apology. This "apology" was conceived in accordance with Oakeshott's religious modernism. Since Oakeshott never completed a formal apology, the author explores some early essays in which parts of the apologetic project are reflected, and then goes on to race the religious themes present in many of Oakeshott's published work. In conclusion, it is suggested that Oakeshott maybe understood as offering a concept of civilization (...)
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  9. M. de Wulf (1922/2005). Philosophy and Civilization in the Middle Ages. Dover Publications.score: 24.0
    This classic study by a distinguished scholar surveys the major philosophical trends and thinkers of a vital period in Western civilization. Based on Maurice DeWulf's celebrated Princeton University lectures, it offers an accessible view of medieval history, covering scholastic, ecclesiastic, classicist, and secular thought of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. From Anselm and Abelard to Thomas Aquinas and William of Occam, it chronicles the influence of the era's great philosophers on their contemporaries as well as on subsequent generations.
     
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  10. Edgar L. Eckfeldt (2011). The Christian Legacy: Taming Brutish Human Nature in Western Civilization. Life Wisdom Books.score: 24.0
    A people divided -- Impact of science -- The physical world and its life forms -- Human beginnings -- Our animal instincts -- An inward look -- Emergence of civilization -- Flaws in civilizations -- Brutal despair in ancient Rome -- Persistent cruelty -- The search for ethics in antiquity -- Ecclesiastical search for ethics in Christianity -- The Gospel's ethical impact -- Ethical impact in multi-invaded Britannia -- Ethical impact in seeking freedom -- Rather humanitarian Britain -- Rather (...)
     
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  11. Jaroslav Krejčí (2004). The Paths of Civilization: Understanding the Currents of History. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 24.0
    In this ambitious exploration of humanity and civilizations throughout history, major historical events and processes in the history of mankind are looked at in order to understand the "currents" of history. Jaroslav Krejc analyzes the whole history of civilization and considers historical events such as feudalism and the development of science. By bringing both sociological and historical insights to this broad subject, and particular attention to different types of knowledge (such as religion and its impact state law labor and (...)
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  12. Albert Schweitzer (1980/1987). The Philosophy of Civilization. Prometheus Books.score: 24.0
    The decay and the restoration of civilization -- Civilization and ethics.
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  13. John R. Searle (2009). Making the Social World: The Structure of Human Civilization. Oxford University Press.score: 21.0
    The purpose of this book -- Intentionality -- Collective intentionality and the assignment of function -- Language as biological and social -- The general theory of institutions and institutional facts: -- Language and social reality -- Free will, rationality, and institutional facts -- Power : deontic, background, political, and other -- Human rights -- Concluding remarks : the ontological foundations of the social sciences.
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  14. Gerhard Endress, Rüdiger Arnzen & J. Thielmann (eds.) (2004). Words, Texts, and Concepts Cruising the Mediterranean Sea: Studies on the Sources, Contents and Influences of Islamic Civilization and Arabic Philosophy and Science: Dedicated to Gerhard Endress on His Sixty-Fifth Birthday. Peeters.score: 21.0
    This statement by the late Franz Rosenthal is, in a sense, the uniting theme of the present volume's 35 articles by renowned scholars of Islamic Studies, Middle ...
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  15. John Dewey (1931/1968). Philosophy and Civilization. Gloucester, Mass.,P. Smith.score: 21.0
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  16. V. M. Mezhujev (1993). Marxism in the Context of the History of Civilization and Culture. Studies in East European Thought 45 (1-2):23 - 35.score: 21.0
  17. Derrick Jensen (2008). How Shall I Live My Life?: On Liberating the Earth From Civilization. Pm Press.score: 21.0
    In this collection of interviews, Derrick Jensen discusses the destructive dominant culture with ten people who have devoted their lives to undermining it. Whether it is Carolyn Raffensperger and her radical approach to public health, or Thomas Berry on perceiving the sacred; be it Kathleen Dean Moore reminding us that our bodies are made of mountains, rivers, and sunlight; or Vine Deloria asserting that our dreams tell us more about the world than science ever can, the activists and philosophers interviewed (...)
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  18. Peter Baofu (2006). Beyond Civilization to Post-Civilization: Conceiving a Better Model of Life Settlement to Supersede Civilization. Peter Lang.score: 21.0
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  19. Glenn Blackburn (2009). Maynard Adams: Southern Philosopher of Civilization. Mercer University Press.score: 21.0
    Maynard Adams (1919¿2003) was a profound philosopher and civic humanist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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  20. V. S. Stepin (1993). The Fate of Marxism and the Future of Civilization. Studies in East European Thought 45 (1-2):117 - 133.score: 21.0
  21. E. M. Adams (1975). Philosophy and the Modern Mind: A Philosophical Critique of Modern Western Civilization. University of North Carolina Press.score: 21.0
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  22. Reinhold Niebuhr (1927). Does Civilization Need Religion? New York, the Macmillan Company.score: 21.0
     
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  23. Brooks Adams (1975). The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History. Gordon Press.score: 21.0
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  24. Brooks Adams (1971). The Law of Civilization and Decay. New York,Books for Libraries Press.score: 21.0
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  25. Bruce Allsopp (1969). Civilization, the Next Stage: The Importance of Individuals in the Modern World. Newcastle Upon Tyne, Oriel P..score: 21.0
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  26. William Barrett (1978). The Illusion of Technique: A Search for Meaning in a Technological Civilization. Anchor Press.score: 21.0
     
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  27. James S. Cochran (1989). Beyond Civilization: The End of the Hierarchical Imagination. Van Gorcum.score: 21.0
     
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  28. Christina Robinson Dickey (1952). An Emerging Civilization. Story Book Press.score: 21.0
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  29. José Maurício Domingues (2012). Global Modernity, Development, and Contemporary Civilization: Towards a Renewal of Critical Theory. Routledge.score: 21.0
     
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  30. Iulia Grad (2010). A Christian Philosophical Perspective on Western Civilization. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 9 (25):192-194.score: 21.0
    Emil Brunner, Christianity and Civilisation. Foundations and Specific Problems. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co. 2009.
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  31. Michael Harrington (1983/1985). The Politics at God's Funeral: The Spiritual Crisis of Western Civilization. Penguin Books.score: 21.0
     
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  32. A. H. Johnson (1962). Whitehead's Philosophy of Civilization. New York, Dover Publications.score: 21.0
     
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  33. Geraint Vaughan Jones (1947). Democracy and Civilization. New York, Hutchinson.score: 21.0
     
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  34. Arnold Herman Kamiat (1954). The Ethics of Civilization. Washington, Public Affairs Press.score: 21.0
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  35. Jacques Maritain (1946). The Twilight of Civilization. London, Sheed & Ward.score: 21.0
    The crisis of modern humanism. The great anti-Christian forces. The gospel and the pagan empire. Christianity and democracy.
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  36. Francis Patrick McQuade (1950). A Philosophical Interpretation of the Contemporary Crisis of Western Civilization. Washington, Catholic University of America Press.score: 21.0
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  37. Robert Paul Mohan (1948). A Thomistic Philosophy of Civilization and Culture. Washington, Catholic Univ. Of America Press.score: 21.0
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  38. H. Richard Niebuhr (1960). Radical Monotheism and Western Civilization. Lincoln, University of Nebraska.score: 21.0
     
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  39. Murād Wahbah (ed.) (1978). Philosophy & Civilization: Proceedings of the First Afro-Asian Philosophy Co[Nf]Erence, 13th to 16th March, 1978, Cairo (Egypt). [REVIEW] Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University.score: 21.0
     
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  40. Vir Singh (2012). Science, Civilization and Happiness. A Vision of Hope. Dialogue and Universalism 22 (3):27-37.score: 18.0
    Science took a wrong turn with the birth of its daughter, the technology, with whose guidance the civilization ushered in the Industrial Age in mid-18th century. From here a drama of science’s increasing dominance over civilization began. The science–civilization marriage has been quite inconvenient. However, the civilization, at this juncture, cannot divorce science. Its dependence on science and technology has increased to an extent that without it the world will come almost to standstill. Science and technology (...)
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  41. Vladimir Davchev (2008). Technological Civilization. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 48:5-23.score: 18.0
    One of the 20th century's most popular non-realistic genre is absurd. The root "absurd," connotes something that does not follow the roots of logic. Existence is fragmented, pointless. There is no truth so the search for truth is abandoned in Absurdist works. Language is reduced to a bantering game where words obfuscate rather elucidate the truth. Action moves outside of the realm of causality to chaos. Absurdists minimalize the sense of place. Characters are forced to move in an incomprehensible, void-like (...)
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  42. Roberta Garner (1990). Jacob Burckhardt as a Theorist of Modernity: Reading the Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy. Sociological Theory 8 (1):48-57.score: 18.0
    Jacob Burckhardt's The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy is "read" as a nineteenth century conceptualization of modernity. Its method is one of induction from a dense mass of details drawn from the literature, historiography, and art of the Renaissance. In some respects, Burckhardt anticipates Weber and parallels Marx, but he also includes certain elements of modernity that are absent from the other theorists, such as the emergence of modernity from the interstices of the political order, the formation of (...)
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  43. Anthony Kosinec (2006). Kabbalah and the Building of a New Civilization: The Task of Disseminating the Knowledge of Change. World Futures 62 (4):343 – 347.score: 18.0
    At a time of transformation, a threshold of a new civilization based on fundamentally new principles, the wisdom of Kabbalah serves as a means to arrive at a new era of individual and collective consciousness. These will be discussed in relation to the way by which Kabbalah, as a method of internal change, can be disseminated, and the implications of its worldwide spreading. While work in Kabbalah is toward personal change, the significance of coming to know this wisdom is (...)
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  44. Yuval Lurie (1989). Wittgenstein on Culture and Civilization. Inquiry 32 (4):375 – 397.score: 18.0
    Wittgenstein's remarks on the nature of culture presuppose a view according to which there is an important difference between culture and civilization. This view aligns his thinking to that of the Romantic tradition in philosophy. It also leads him to perceive ?the disappearance of a culture? in our time. In many of his remarks on art and certain artists he expresses this view by attempting to clarify the different ways in which the spirit of man is manifested in modern (...)
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  45. Nancy J. Holland (2011). Looking Backwards: A Feminist Revisits Herbert Marcuse's "Eros and Civilization". Hypatia 26 (1):65 - 78.score: 18.0
    This paper reconsiders Marcuse's Eros and Civilization from the perspective of Gayle Rubin's classic article "The Traffic in Women." The primary goals of this comparison are to investigate the social and psychological mechanisms that perpetuate the archaic sex/gender system Rubin describes under current conditions of post-industrial capitalism; to open possible new avenues of analysis and liberatory praxis based on these authors' applications of Marxist insights to cultural interpretations of Freud's writings; and to make clearer the role sexual repression continues (...)
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  46. Ashok K. Gangadean (2006). A Planetary Crisis of Consciousness: The End of Ego-Based Cultures and Our Dimensional Shift Toward a Sustainable Global Civilization. World Futures 62 (6):441 – 454.score: 18.0
    This essay presents central themes from my forthcoming book, The Awakening of the Global Mind. This book seeks to open a new frontier of Global Consciousness that has been long emerging in human evolution through the ages. When we step back from our more localized perspectives and expand into a more integral, holistic, and global space through the awakening of the global mind we are able to discern striking mega-trends in cultural evolution across diverse cultural and religious worldviews and perspectives (...)
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  47. John A. Broadbent (2006). Theory and Practice of Evolutionary Civilization. World Futures 62 (8):610 – 632.score: 18.0
    Societal collapse has been a perennial concern of humanity, at least since the early Greeks. Recent publication of Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed and Ervin Laszlo's The Chaos Window: The World at the Crossroads renew this concern. Despite the urgency in these and many similar calls to action, no consensus theory and practice of evolutionary civilization exists. This article calls for collaborative action by the evolutionary systems community and related disciplines to provide insight into (...)
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  48. Arran Gare (2010). Toward an Ecological Civilization. Process Studies 39 (1):5-38.score: 18.0
    Chinese environmentalists have called for an ecological civilization. To promote this, ecology is defended as the core science embodying process metaphysics,and it is argued that as such ecology can serve as the foundation of such a civilization. Integrating hierarchy theory and Peircian semiotics into this science,it is shown how “community” and “communities of communities,” in which communities are defined by their organization to promote the common good of theircomponents, have to be recognized as central concepts not only of (...)
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  49. Adam Green (2006). Matter and Psyche: Lewis Mumford's Appropriation of Marx and Jung in His Appraisal of the Condition of Man in Technological Civilization. History of the Human Sciences 19 (3):33-64.score: 18.0
    The aim of this article is to draw attention to the breadth and importance of Mumford's philosophical outlook by exploring his critical appropriation of the theories of Marx and Jung which he employed to create a penetrating, visionary collection of works that offer us a powerful and timely insight into the ills besetting our current technological civilization. Mumford partially accepted Marx's matter–psyche dynamic but expanded it to include architecture, technology and urban planning. He surpassed the one-way process of Marxist (...)
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  50. Michael E. Hattersley (2009). Socrates and Jesus: The Argument That Shaped Western Civilization. Algora Pub..score: 18.0
    This book argues that the uniquely dynamic and propulsive character of Western Civilization, for better and worse, has been generated by a creative argument ...
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