Christopher Columbus And Globalization Essay

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Globalization.html modernity, without leaving time for the crisis of the medieval model. No notice is taken that the scientific revolution -- discussed by Kuhn -- departs from a modernity that has already begun, the result of a "modern paradigm." 19 It is for that reason that in the fifteenth century (if we do not consider the later European inventions) Europe does not have any superiority over China.
Needham allows himself to be bewitched by this mirage, when he writes: "The fact is that the spontaneous autochthonous development of Chinese society did not produce any drastic change paralleling the Renaissance and the scientific revolution of the West." 20
To treat the Renaissance and the scientific revolution 21 as being one and the same event (one from the fourteenth century and the
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My position is not informative or anecdotal: it is sensu stricto philosophical. I have already treated the theme in another work, 30 in which I showed Columbus's existential impossibility, as a Renaissance
Genoese, of convincing himself that what he had discovered was not India. He navigated, according to his own imagination, close to the coasts of the fourth Asiatic peninsula (which
Heinrich Hammer had already drawn cartographically in Rome in 1489 31 ), always close to the
Sinus Magnus (the great gulf of the Greeks, territorial sea of the Chinese) when he transversed the
Caribbean. Columbus died in 1506 without having superseded the horizon of stage 3 of the interregional system. 32 . He was not able subjectively to supersede the interregional system -- with a history of 4,500 years of transformations, begin-

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