For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Time & Ego
Judeo-Christian Egotheism and the Anglo Saxon Industrial Revolution
  • Claudiu A. Secara
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Time & Ego. Judeo-Christian Egotheism and the Anglo Saxon Industrial Revolution
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Drawing on classic explorations from the early English Scholastics to Karl Marx, the author examines the tensions between individual and society, the now and the eternal.

About the Author

Claudiu A. Secara combines a Pravda reader's perceptions with a classical education and independent analysis. He holds an advanced degree in Philosophy and Political Economy from the University of Bucharest. He worked as a journalist for several years before resigning over the issue of journalistic independence.

After a period of teaching, reading and writing and independent scholarship, he bailed out of the communist system entirely. He earned a Master's degree in Political Science from New York University and completed a combined doctorate in International Business and Information Systems at Pace University, then forged a successful consulting career in international business and computer technologies.

Secara eventually turned again to full-time research and writing. After completing Time & Ego and The New Commonwealth, he founded Algora Publishing.

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The first question of abstract reflection that arouses controversy is the problem of Becoming. Being persists while beings constantly change; they are born and they...

The first question of abstract reflection that arouses controversy is the problem of Becoming. Being persists while beings constantly change; they are born and they pass away. How can Being change and yet be eternal? The author looks at man’s need to create a god, and he examines how different societies have used religion and how the Greco-Roman and Christian heritage of Western Europe forged today’s culture. Some historians see great events as shaped by great personalities. Others see people dwarfed by massive, impersonal forces of economics or class.

Claudiu A. Secara sees both explanations dwarfed by the power of the collective idea. In the panoply of man’s teachers, Jesus legacy came to effect unparalleled influence. Examining why that should be so, Secara notes that historically Jesus emerged from the confluence of the Greek sense of individuality and Judaism’s philosophical religion and impressed his countrymen with his teaching of dialectical thinking.

They were expecting a political Messiah but were confronted with Jesus’s own anti-Christ spirit (anti-Messianic stand) — ancient thinking of what modern-day philosophy has more elaborately defined as Western dialectical materialism.

No less prophetic, Duns Scotus, one of England’s early Scholastics, was the father of his nation through the Laws and the Commandments he gave them. His sojourns in Oxford and Paris were his Egyptian wandering; Northumberland was his Mount Sinai while his new nation was Britannia.

The story of Duns Scotus’s individuality and the ensuing chapter in English history — the industrial revolution— is the exemplary history that lies at the origins of our Western civilization.



Pages 122
Year: 1997
LC Classification: BL53.S42
Dewey code: 190 21
BISAC: PHI013000
BISAC: PHI009000
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