How the West Won
The Neglected Story of the Triumph of ModernityeBook - 2014
Finally the Truth about the Rise of the WestModernity developed only in the Westђ́ؤin Europe and North America. Nowhere else did science and democracy arise; nowhere else was slavery outlawed. Only Westerners invented chimneys, musical scores, telescopes, eyeglasses, pianos, electric lights, aspirin, and soap.The question is, Why?Unfortunately, that question has become so politically incorrect that most scholars avoid it. But acclaimed author Rodney Stark provides the answers in this sweeping new look at Western civilization.How the West Won demonstrates the primacy of uniquely Western ideasђ́ؤamong them the belief in free will, the commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, the notion that the universe functions according to rational rules that can be discovered, and the emphasis on human freedom and secure property rights.Taking readers on a thrilling journey from ancient Greece to the present, Stark challenges much of the...
Publisher: New York : Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2014
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