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The three axial ages : moral, material, mental, John Torpey

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The three axial ages : moral, material, mental
Title
The three axial ages
Title remainder
moral, material, mental
Statement of responsibility
John Torpey
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How should we think about the "shape" of human history since the birth of cities, and where are we headed? Sociologist and historian John Torpey proposes that the "Axial Age" of the first millennium BCE, when some of the world's major religious and intellectual developments first emerged, was only one of three such decisive periods that can be used to directly affect present social problems, from economic inequality to ecological destruction. Torpey's argument advances the idea that there are in fact three "Axial Ages," instead of one original Axial Age and several subsequent, smaller developments. Each of the three ages contributed decisively to how humanity lives, and the difficulties it faces. The earliest, or original, Axial Age was a moral one; the second was material, and revolved around the creation and use of physical objects; and the third is chiefly mental, and focused on the technological. While there are profound risks and challenges, Torpey shows how a worldview that combines the strengths of all three ages has the potential to usher in a period of exceptional human freedom and possibility"--
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1959-
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Torpey, John
Dewey number
901
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D 206 .T67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Civilization
  • Comparative civilization
  • History
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Civilization
  • Comparative civilization
  • History
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The three axial ages : moral, material, mental, John Torpey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 101 pages
Isbn
9780813590516
Lccn
2016044022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959034184
  • (OCoLC)ocn959034184
Label
The three axial ages : moral, material, mental, John Torpey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 101 pages
Isbn
9780813590516
Lccn
2016044022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959034184
  • (OCoLC)ocn959034184

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