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The three axial ages : moral, material, mental, John Torpey

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The three axial ages : moral, material, mental
Title
The three axial ages
Title remainder
moral, material, mental
Statement of responsibility
John Torpey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How should we think about the "shape" of human history since the birth of cities, and where are we headed? Sociologist and historian John Torpey proposes that the "Axial Age" of the first millennium BCE, when some of the world's major religious and intellectual developments first emerged, was only one of three such decisive periods that can be used to directly affect present social problems, from economic inequality to ecological destruction. Torpey's argument advances the idea that there are in fact three "Axial Ages," instead of one original Axial Age and several subsequent, smaller developments. Each of the three ages contributed decisively to how humanity lives, and the difficulties it faces. The earliest, or original, Axial Age was a moral one; the second was material, and revolved around the creation and use of physical objects; and the third is chiefly mental, and focused on the technological. While there are profound risks and challenges, Torpey shows how a worldview that combines the strengths of all three ages has the potential to usher in a period of exceptional human freedom and possibility"--
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1959-
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Torpey, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • Comparative civilization
  • History
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Civilization
  • Comparative civilization
  • History
Label
The three axial ages : moral, material, mental, John Torpey
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Moral Axial Age; 2. The Material Axial Age; 3. The Mental Axial Age; Notes; Index; About the Author
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ocn976435128
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813590530
Lccn
2016044022
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt1mw98vp
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)976435128
Label
The three axial ages : moral, material, mental, John Torpey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Moral Axial Age; 2. The Material Axial Age; 3. The Mental Axial Age; Notes; Index; About the Author
Control code
ocn976435128
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813590530
Lccn
2016044022
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1mw98vp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)976435128

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