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9314 Politics of Happiness Notes Mr Jared Perkins Cultural world views 0 Shifts between premodern modern and postmodern 0 What do we mean by world view 0 What are cultural values 0 What do we mean by premodern modern and postmodern Three distinct world views are the premodern modern postmodern World view 0 Comprehensive point of view or lens through which an individual or society develops its understanding of the world 0 Shaped by values and beliefs How 0 We take it in 0 Process it 0 Assign truth value Premodern until the 1500s Modern between 1500s1900s Post modern after the 1900s Before the printing press stuff was told through story telling 0 Who owns the story no one Turned us into linear thinker through the printing press Enlightenment was one of the biggest shifts in the worlds history Printing press and enlightenment shifted into modern The 2 world wars shifted us into post modern Premodern 0 Knowledge or understanding is communal and passed down through myths stories and chosen eldersleaders Room for mystery and wrestling 0 People would believe they were true if the story teller said it was true Modern 0 Knowledge or understanding becomes in uenced by the scientific process 0 The role and responsibility of the individual gains importance as the individual has personal access to truths which are seen more as empirical objective evidence based testable and right or wrong Postmodern 0 Knowledge or understanding returns to a more communal sense as the individual s experience is considered bias 0 Combines the reliance on the individual mind with the communalglobal experience when attempting to gain understanding Non linear look at world views 0 Premodern Feudalism 0 Modern Feudalism Enlightenment 0 Postmodern Feudalism Enlightenment Globalization Never gets rid of but embraces and grows and changes slowly Are 0 Cultural shifts 0 Made up of both positive and negative 0 Define world views that have been shaped by values Are not 0 Generational 0 Thought of in terms of rightwrong beliefs Shifts in world views first take place in areas that are more likely to challenge current world viewsart forms Shifts are more adapted by areas that have the most to gain Shifts are less adapted by areas that have the most to lose Shifts are normally a reaction to the preceding cultures Shifts take many generations to take place
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