College of Social Studies
English (United States)
This thesis is devoted to reassessing Fukuyamas End of History, first by correcting some common misconceptions about it, and second by reinventing it through synthesis with Huntingtons Clash of Civilizations and Hardt and Negris Empire. The first objective of this thesis is to unearth as many relevant nuances, qualifications, clarifications, and modifications the authors attach to their paradigms as possible; and to organize these findings clearly enough to articulate the internal logic of the paradigmsto iron out the conceptual wrinkles into a smooth surface. The second objective is to apply those basic findings to accommodate creative syntheses between the paradigmswhich will be called the End of the Clash of Civilizations, the Beginning of Alter-History, and the End of Civil Societyand thereby to distill the oft-unnoticed versatility of Fukuyamas philosophy of history, in adapting to and absorbing Huntingtons and Hardt and Negris paradigms.
Yang, Chan-young, "Revisiting Fukuyama: The End of History, the Clash of Civilizations, and the Age of Empire" (2010). Honors Theses - All. Paper 406.
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