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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/The Zeitgeist Movement Web Site, including all textual content, the Movement Guide, the movement logo, and navigational images, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Portions of this web site may be covered by other licenses, including, but not limited to forum […]

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8. Defining Public Health

“We are all responsible for all.”[109] -Dostoyevsky Overview What is the true measure of success for a society? What is it that makes us happy, healthy, stable and in balance with the world around us? Is not our success really our ability to understand and adapt to the realities of our world for the best […]

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7. The Final Argument: Human Nature

“Man acquires at birth, through heredity, a biological constitution which we must consider fixed and unalterable, including the natural urges which are characteristic of the human species. In addition, during his lifetime, he acquires a cultural constitution which he adopts from society through communication and through many other types of influences. It is this cultural […]

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6. The Case for Human Unity

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”-Thomas Paine [77] A critical conclusion present in the logic that defines TZM’s advocation is that human society needs to unify its economic operations and work to align with the natural dynamics of the physical world as a single species sharing one habitat if […]

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5. Logic vs Psychology

“We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.” -Aristotle[56] A powerful yet often overlooked consequence of our environmental vulnerability to adapt to the existing culture is that our very identity and personality is often linked to the institutions, practices, trends and hence […]

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4. Sourcing Solutions

“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels.”– Albert Einstein [43] A central consideration inherent to TZM’s perspective on societal change for the better regards understanding “Progress” itself. There appear to be two basic angles to consider when it comes to personal or social progress: Manifesting […]

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3. The Scientific Worldview

“Almost every major systematic error which has deluded men for thousands of years relied on practical experience. Horoscopes, incantations, oracles, magic, witchcraft, the cures of witch doctors and of medical practitioners before the advent of modern medicine, were all firmly established through the centuries in the eyes of the public by their supposed practical successes. […]

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2. Overview

“Neither the great political and financial power structures of the world, nor the specialization-blinded professionals, nor the population in general realize that…it is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on earth at a “higher standard of living than any have ever known”. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is […]

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1. Preface

“The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.” -Thorstein Veblen Origin of the name: “The Zeitgeist Movement” (TZM) is the existing identifier for the Social Movement described in the following essays. The name has no relevant historical reference to anything culturally specific and is […]

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0. Orientation Guide – Content

The Zeitgeist Movement Defined: Realizing a New Train of Thought Please note that this Guide is actively under development with only Part I of IV available. The other 3 sections/16 essays will be released as they are completed. If you find a Typo, please email media@thezeitgeistmovement.com Download PDF Here TZM Orientation Part 1 of 4 […]

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