Why the West Rules

May 20th, 2015
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Both of this videos are making a comparison. The first one compares the East and the West social development levels in the world, the connections and conflicts between this two areas, and the second one does a kind of the same comparison but beetwen the brain hemispeheres.

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Luiza Raducanu and Sandu Maria MagdalenaFirst video: Why the West Rules - For Now, Ian Morris, 2010, Stanford UniversitySecond video: The divided brain and the making of the western world, 2010, Iain McGilchristBoth of this videos are making a comparison. The first one compares the East and the West social development levels in the world, the connections and conflicts between this two areas, and the second one does a kind of the same comparison but beetwen the brain hemispeheres.The first video is about Professor's Morris new book (Why the West Rules- For Now), in which he is trying to explain how historical trends shaped Western domination in recent history and what would happen if you project them forward in the future.Small groups of nations have dominated the planet (Europe and North America), and there are two theories regarding this fact:The long term locking theories The short term accidental theoriesThe long term theory is the classical one, about the XVIII-th century, when ancient Greece and Rome were unique civilizations who made Europe a better place for living than any other places. Ancient Greeks were scientific people, more rational and interested in freedom and because of them, Europe had superior civilizations than others. The short-term theory states that Greeks and Romans had nothing special and that we should be looking on recent times, because everything happens with an accident that changes the world. They say that there are many similarities b

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