Chapter 17 – Truths and Values

The products of human reasoning are always artificial. Initially, any original state does not make much sense to us nor does it seem useful until it has been transformed into an artificial state. There are only two modes of reasoning: Deductive reasoning will create an artificial product of certain but valueless truth. Inductive reasoning will create an artificial product of value but uncertain truth. The function of human reasoning is to produce two artificial things: truths and values.

Contents

History

Induction and Deduction

The Dichotomy with Asiacentrism

Equilibrium

Demography

Migration

Cultural Effects of the Dichotomy

Two Successful Models

Two Incommensurable  Realities

The Theory of Power and to Whom It Belongs

The Problem of Standard

A Loveless Darwinian Desert

The Psychology of Communion

Cultural Evolution

A Copernican Revolution

The Problem with Nature

Truths and Values

Ideology

Gender

The Dialectics of Dichotomy

Problems with the Dichotomy

The Future of the Dichotomy

The Author

References

Pattberg, Thorsten (2013), The East-West Dichotomy, Foreign Language Press, Beijing