• The Scientific Study of History-Speculative Philosophy of History explained

    Author(s):
    Rochelle Forrester (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Historical theory and the philosophy of history
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy of history, Cultural evolution, Macrosociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Marxism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    speculative philosophy of history, big history, scientific study of history, teleological theory of history
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ek3j-0n30
    Abstract:
    This paper suggests ever increasing human knowledge of the world around us is the driving force for much social and cultural evolution. It examines the order of discovery of our knowledge of the world around us and notes this knowledge comes to us in a particular and necessary order from the easiest to discover to the more difficult to discover. The necessary order of the discoveries means they can be rationally analysed and understood and this enables the study of social and cultural evolution to be put on a scientific basis. It also enables us to make scientifically based predictions about the future for the human species.
    Notes:
    This paper suggests increasing human knowledge of the world around us is the driving force for social and cultural evolution. It examines the order of discovery of our knowledge of the world and notes this knowledge comes to us in a particular order, from the easiest to discover to the more difficult to discover. The necessary order of the discoveries means they can be rationally analysed and understood and this enables the study of social and cultural change to be put on a scientific basis.
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