East-West Dichotomy

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http://www.east-west-dichotomy.com Thorsten Pattberg

East and West – The conceptual constrasting between Eastern societies and Western societies. A new world order. The decline of the West and the rise of China.

“The East-West dichotomy is a philosophical concept of ancient origin claiming that the two cultural hemispheres, East and West, developed diametrically opposed, one from the particular to the universal and the other from the universal to the particular; the East is more inductive while the West is more deductive. Together they form an equilibrium…”

“东洋文明主静,西洋文明主动,
一个动,一个静,这是一点.
东方是为自然的,西方是人为的;
东方是安息的,西方是战争的;
东方是消极的,西方是积极的;
东方是依赖的,西方是独立的;
东方是苛按的,西方是突进的;
东方是因袭的,西方是创造的;
东方是保守的,西方是进步的;
东方是直觉的,西方是理智的;
东方是空想的,西方是体验的;
东方是艺术的,西方是科学的;
东方是精神的,西方是物质的;
东方是灵的,西方是肉的;
东方是向天的,西方是立地的;
东方是自然支配人闻的
西方是人闻征服自然的.

[The Eastern civilization is static,
while the Western civilization takes initiative;
one is active, while the other is passive, so much for that.
The East harmonies with nature, the West conquers it;
The East is tranquil, the West is aggressive;
The East is introvert, the West is extrovert;
The East is dependent, the West is independent;
The East is reserved, the West is advancing;
The East is submissive, the West is creative;
The East is conservative, the West is progressive;
The East is intuition, the West is reason;
The East is spiritual, the West is empirical;
The East is humanistic, the West is scientific;
The East is mind, the West is matter;
The East is spirit, the West is substance;
The East is inductive, the West is deductive;
The East takes man and nature as inseparable parts;
the West takes man as the conqueror of nature.]”
(Li Dazhao, 1888-1927)

Others: Masao Abe, Janet Abu-Lughod, Hannah Arendt, Peter Berger, Confucius, Charles Darwin, Jared Diamond, Dong Zhongshu, Albert Einstein, James Flynn, Michel Foucault, Walter Freytag, Francis Fukuyama, Mahatma Gandhi, Goethe, Habermas, Haeckel, Gunnar Heinsohn, Samuel Huntington, Edmund Husserl, Ibn Khaldun, Linda Hutcheon, Lao Zi, Leibniz, Levi-Strauss, Kishore Mahbubani, Mao Zedong, Karl Marx, Mencius, Max Mueller, Joseph Needham, Nietzsche, Richard Nisbett, Schopenhauer, Schelling, Wu Kuangming, etc.

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