from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A development or evolution coextensive with the duration of the world, but especially of mankind, and including all the events of universal history.


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  • The behavior of the world-process, he maintained, did not suggest guidance by a moral plan or purpose.

    A Den of Vipers

  • He rejected flatly the latter's [Hegel] view that these characteristics of the world-process indicated that it was the teleological unfolding of a design or Idea in the experience of an Absolute Mind or Spirit.

    A Den of Vipers

  • It is far more correct to speak of the dynamization of space rather than of the spatialization of time; the relativization of simultaneity means that “instanta - neous space,” that is, the class of simultaneously exist - ing events, cannot be unambiguously carved out of the four-dimensional world-process.


  • It was still the ideal, to let Reason rule; but Reason was now seen as embodied in the Universal Order, the recurrent cycle of world-process.


  • For instance, we represent the world-process as an eternal change between the qualitative homogeneity of fused masses of matter and their differentiated dispersion.

    Conflict and The Web of Group-Affiliations

  • He is neither pushing the world-process forward nor trying to drag it back, but on the other hand he is by no means ignoring it.

    Inside the Whale

  • Give yourself over to the world-process, stop fighting against it or pretending that you control it; simply accept it, endure it, record it.

    Inside the Whale

  • In his books one gets right away from the ‘political animal’ and back to a viewpoint not only individualistic but completely passivethe view-point of a man who believes the world-process to be outside his control and who in any case hardly wishes to control it.

    Inside the Whale

  • The traditional cultures, the social inheritances of ages of isolation, are now in a world-process of interaction and modification as a result of the rapidity and the impact of these modern means of the circulation of ideas and sentiments.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • The philosophical view of social and political evolution as a world-process, through revolutions formed in the matrices of economic conditions, at once limits and expands the scope of political economy.

    Socialism A Summary and Interpretation of Socialist Principles


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