Issues-Centered Social Studies with a Human Face Introduction As a child of the Cold War, I think the conflict between liberal democratic and communist ideologies tells much of the unfinished story of the 20th century. The issues I see as central here are:
Those five are the duties of universal obligation. Knowledge, magnanimity, and energy, these three, are the virtues universally binding.
And the means by which they carry the duties into practice is singleness.
Some are born with the knowledge of those duties; some know them by study; and some acquire the knowledge after a painful feeling of their ignorance. But the knowledge being possessed, it comes to the same thing. Some practice them with a natural ease; some from a desire for their advantages; and some by strenuous effort.
But the achievement being made, it comes to the same thing. Confucius If a Western person is not aware of the very different relational presumptions built into Confucian ideas of reciprocal duty, he or she is likely to presume that the independent pursuit of needs and wants is central to involvement in such relationships.
Robert Westwood does this when he sums up the Confucian position from a Western perspective. The wu lun are dyadic sets of unequal, mostly hierarchical relationships between emperor - minister, father - son, husband - wife, older brother - younger brother, friend - friend.
Although the power structure is differentiated and unequal except for the lattermutual obligations and reciprocities are inherent in the relationships. The person in the dominant position expects and receives obedience, deference and compliance, but in return should respect the dignity of the lower party and provide appropriate care and concern.
This view of an interdependent self is in sharp contrast to the Western view of an independent self. The latter sees each human being as an independent, self-contained, autonomous entity who a comprises a unique configuration of internal attributes e.
This divergent view of self has implications for a variety of basic psychological processes e. It is very easy for a researcher or commentator to apply his or her own understandings of the nature of relationships to those observed in other communities.
Westwood does this when he assumes that hierarchical relationships must involve dominance and subservience, relative power and powerlessness. They see relationships of dependence in terms of costs and benefits and degrees of loss of independence The independent self is quintessentially Western.
The interdependent self, in one guise or another, is found in communities where individuals know who they are through the forms of relationship they recognize between themselves and other members of the community.
In such communities the rights and obligations of individuals in exchange relationships remain with the interactants rather than being attached to the objects of exchange. So, the other party in an exchange is the focus, rather than the needs and wants of the interactants.
In one case, the process of exchange or interaction tends to emphasize the separate identities and, therefore, motivations of the exchangers leading to a stress on independence.
In the other, it tends to emphasize their relatedness and reciprocal responsibilities stressing interdependence. The qualities of the relationships invoked in exchange in the two orientations are very different. Not only are perceived relationships specific to communities, so too are the perceived qualities that inhere in relationships.
How similar their understandings are will largely depend on the nature of the historical connections that have existed between their communities and the degree to which the hegemonies 11 of their communities have interacted over time Throughout their lives, people in communities are constantly corrected and disciplined whenever their interactions or their understandings do not conform to those considered accurate in their community.
In order to understand the ways in which communities build their categorizational models and then from them construct models of community organization and individual interaction, we are going to address two related sets of structures.
Primary ideology The first set of structures is the set of categorizational models that all members of a community or set of related communities hold in common.
We are going to call these fundamental organizational models primary ideology. The criteria that produce both the categorizational framework and its internal categories and relations are primary ideological presumptions. These are the most basic understandings people have of their worlds, in terms of which categorization proceeds.Fideisms Judaism is the Semitic monotheistic fideist religion based on the Old Testament's ( BCE) rules for the worship of Yahweh by his chosen people, the children of Abraham's son Isaac (c BCE)..
Zoroastrianism is the Persian monotheistic fideist religion founded by Zarathustra (cc BCE) and which teaches that good . Capitalism is what you get in a world of scarcity.
Our economic systems and political systems have evolved over many years. Contrary to Vadim Antonov’s answer, capitalism has not reigned supreme throughout history nor does it predate states and private property which we think developed over time during the evolution of economy and politics.
A critical difference between these two ideals is the ownership of economic caninariojana.comism allows the central government to determine what goods to produce or sell and what price is charged for these caninariojana.comlism leaves the decisions of economic production to the owners of the individual businesses..
The Cold War consumed almost half a century of global history; the end of World War. The early history of Communist thought is essentially the history of Socialism, which has been detailed elsewhere.. In its modern form, Communism grew out of the Socialist movements of 19th Century Europe and the critics of Capitalism during the Industrial caninariojana.comst among these critics were the German philosopher Karl Marx and .
II. Modern Capitalism Has Many New Features A. Importance of Capital Goods and Technology B. Specialization 1) Complexity limits product lines. 2) Division of Labor allows specialization by ability, training. (Analyses, rebuttals and other observations about “The World According to Ronald Reagan” can be posted in the comments section below.).