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Sivilasjonens sårbarhet

ISBN: 9788215029429 9788215029412 Year: Pages: 98 Language: Norwegian
Publisher: Scandinavian University Press (Universitetsforlaget)
Subject: Philosophy --- History
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The book describes and interprets the Scottish philosopher and historianDavid Hume’s theory of the basis of a society’s development from barbarism tocivilization and for the maintenance of a civilized society. An analysis of the developmentand maintenance of civilization should, according to Hume, be conducted along threedimensions, a political, an economic and one concerning civil society. Therefore, thethree main parts of the book analyses Hume’s treatment of these three social spheres.Hume’s example of a successful development from barbarism to civilization is England,but he also means that an analysis of English past and present will yield a more generalunderstanding of civilizing processes. However, even civilized societies containdisintegrating forces and therefore potentials for regression to non-civilized conditions.An example would be radicalized political and religious ideologies. The sources aremainly Hume’s The History of England and his many essays on contemporary Englishconditions


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