VICTOR Z. CHEN

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(Left) Victor with Governor Jim Martin, while holding his book “Revelation through Science”.

(Right) Victor with Jared Diamond and John Cantwell, after their symposium on social evolution.

 

Resistant values guide us to pursue an end purpose as well as prescribe means to doing so. All resistant values share a common raison d'être, which explains the comfort people are seeking ultimately. Instead of seeing different resistant values as competing or alternative assumptions of the world, Victor is synthesizing literatures and working on a holistic and reconciling value system. Such a value system should comfort our anxiety and confusion by explaining the diversity and evolution in resistant values as different components and evolutionary paths of the common denominators billions of us inherited from our common ancestors in East Africa about 50,000 years ago (or more ultimately from the physical world of big bang).

 

Below is a rough structure to organize various perspectives into a unifying theoretical framework of human biological and social universals:

 

 

Source of End

Choice of Means

Phylogenetically Innate

Socioculturally Learned

Present

Innate Self-Interest Rationality

(Zweckrationalität)

Learned Nonself-Interest Rationality

(Wertrationalität)

Absent

Affectual

Nonrationality

Traditional

Nonrationality

 

Source: Wallace (1994) A Weberian theory of human society: Structure and evolution, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

 

 

 

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