Green Theory of History
* Book: Trialectics, or a Green Theory of History; Interactive Degradative and Sustainable Patterns in World History. By Mark Whitaker, 2021
Mark Douglas Whitaker:
"The eighth ... chapter explainS in more detail what will be called a ‘green theory of history’ in comparative retrospect. As a common theme influencing all chosen jurisdictional changes, this ‘green theory of history’ is the interaction of unrepresentative jurisdictions that encourage degradation, inequality, and violence versus more representative ones that encourage more sustainable relations, shared ethics, and more peace, in particular places over time."
Unpublished manuscript: Whitaker, Mark. D. 2021. “Introduction, Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 (Excerpt)," in Trialectics, or a Green Theory of History. Manuscript. Quote as draft. [email protected] ; First Presented at Norbert Elias and Figurational Sociology: Prospects for the Future, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2-4, 2012
Subtitle: How to Research Plural Intercompetitive Jurisdictions in Space and Strategy in an Open Present, and from This, What We Can Learn About Our Past and Our Future Trends: How and Why Civilizations Shift in Jurisdictional Transformations; A Study Based on 3,000 Years of the Comparative History of China, Japan, and Europe.
"The ends of civilizations are crime scenes instead of natural, and like a crime scene you should investigate why it happened to understand and to prepare for the future against similar issues you can learn about. Are there perpetrators that keep killing civilizations, and keep getting away with it? Do they have patterns by which we can recognize their modus operandi? Are there other heroes that keep attempting to save civilizations, and sometimes are successful in rescuing them? Do they have patterns which we can recognize and learn from as well, perhaps even to improve upon their attempt to avoid the suffering outcomes? What can we learn from both?"
- Mark Douglas Whitaker
- Trialectics, or a Green Theory of History; Interactive Degradative and Sustainable Patterns in World History/ How to Research Plural Intercompetitive Jurisdictions in Space and Strategy in an Open Present, and from This, What We Can Learn About Our Past and Our Future Trends: How and Why Civilizations Shift in Jurisdictional Transformations; A Study Based on 3,000 Years of the Comparative History of China, Japan, and Europe. By Mark D. Whitaker
"Both trends—of tragic degradative and unrepresentative jurisdictional trends versus more triumphant sustainable and representative jurisdictional trends—are ongoing choices happening simultaneously in history in the same cases toward an unpredictable future. Look around you and see the ongoing actions of both. This innately open and unpredictable historical dynamics, ironically in comparative retrospect, gives us much we can learn about toward its opposite for yielding useful past regularities about choices and implications of choices (instead of yielding generalities or future predictions). In comparative retrospect, these useful past regularities are the more regular choices and regular implications in the past—within an unpredictable present history toward an open future. That is the penultimate chapter’s point about a ‘green theory of history’ in the conclusion, after many other inductive points.
So the following eight chapters first summarize the phenomenology for a sociology of jurisdictions. The first six chapters build toward an understanding of the many empirical points why trialectical patterns in jurisdictional activities exist both in history and in geographic space. The last two chapters summarize the chosen patterns in jurisdictional change (trends and processes) that can be noted in comparative retrospect. Third, in the conclusion, a novel philosophy of history labeled as a ‘green theory of history’ is shown as clearly and unavoidably involved in these trialectical dynamics."
- Towards a Sociology of Plural Jurisdictions, by Mark Douglas Whitaker