Comparative table of Eastern and Western civilizations

  Western civilization Eastern civilization
Features of the perception of the world Rational, conflicting perception Emotional, holistic perception
Attitude to nature The desire to subdue nature. Striving to be in harmony with nature
The ratio of personality and society The priority of a free person with civil rights. The values ​​of individual freedom The priority of the system of subordination of the individual to society. The dominance of the traditions of collectivism.
Power attitude The principle of separation of powers. Estates-representative structures. Parliamentarism. Political monism. Eastern despotism.
Property relation Dominance of private property The predominance of state and communal property.
Attitude towards progress Striving for progress, constant change of forms of activity, use of innovations. Gradual, progressive character. Striving to reproduce ourselves, to maintain a traditional way of life. Cyclic.


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