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Panzoonism, the Bioticon, and the 500-Year Cycles of History

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Stuart-Glennie did not limit his theory of history to the history of ideas, but also proposed to substitute for “the absolutist conception of the atom an entirely relative term, bioticon, fit for life, lively, of or pertaining to life.” This chapter describes his idea of the bioticon, its relation to panzoonism and his causal theory of history. Stuart-Glennie also developed a theory of 500-year periods of history, which begin with the moral revolution of about 500 B.C.E. and culminate with the end of the twentieth century. His periodic theory of history is compared with the views Charles Peirce and Mumford.

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panzoonism bioticon 500-year cycles of history Charles Peirce 

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