Lodproductions90: East-West dichotomy
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…”
[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.