Title: The conception of human beingness at different times, in different cultures, up to the present
Authors: Franz Moser
Addresses: Institute for Chemical Engineering, Technical University Graz, Koperikusgasse 24, Private: Bergwirtstrasse 45, Hart bei Graz 8075, Austria
Abstract: An overview of the changing aspects of human beingness at different times in different cultures is given in this article. The interesting aspect in this case is the difference between Eastern and Western views, as the former are much more idealistic than those in the West. The article highlights the confrontation between different aspects of beingness within different paradigms at present, in which we experience materialism and capitalism dominating the thinking and behaviour of Western cultures. At the same time, a new idealistic paradigm that includes quantum physics and A Course in Miracles, a book containing spiritual wisdom knowledge, is emerging. This new paradigm is hardly noticeable in society at present, but will certainly dominate the evolution of human consciousness for the next few hundred years.
Keywords: Old Testament; New Testament; Confucius; Tao Te Ching; Upanishads; Hinduism; Buddhism; Bhagavad Gita; Enlightenment; materialism; capitalism; Immanuel Kant; Vienna Circle; quantum physics; a course in miracles.
International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2018 Vol.13 No.3/4, pp.263 - 279
Received: 05 Mar 2018
Accepted: 25 Apr 2018
Published online: 17 Dec 2018 *