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On the Future of HistoryThe Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath$
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Ernst Breisach

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780226072791

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.001.0001

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An Early Redefinition of Progress's Destination

An Early Redefinition of Progress's Destination

8 An Early Redefinition of Progress's Destination
On the Future of History
University of Chicago Press

History reflected the cosmic ordering process in its three stages. In the first stage, instincts and the environment cooperated in shaping the initial, not-yet-fully developed human beings into a natural social whole. The second stage was one of increasing differentiations in all aspects of life resulting in a period of instability—that of history. At first glance, this period offered no improvement as it resulted from the disintegration of the harmonious whole. That third stage brought what later would be called posthistoric postmodernity. The historical forces, which had caused all the instability, lost their capacity to bring about noteworthy change.

Keywords:   cosmic ordering, history, posthistoric postmodernity, historical forces, instability, historical change

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