Axial Age

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Comment by Svemir Brkic on November 19th, 2007 at 7:29 pm

There is a weird sentence in the first paragraph: Following from the insights that came to him in preparing his book ‘[name the book], Jaspers was led to realize the possibility of a political unity of the world in while writing his book Die Atombombe und die Zukunft des Menschen (The Future of Mankind, 1961).

Comment by Gordon Anderson on November 22nd, 2007 at 10:36 am

Thanks, I have edited it.

Comment by Raymond Hubbard on June 17th, 2011 at 9:35 pm


I’m sure you’re aware of this mistaken usage and, for whatever reason, have acceded to our society’s common usage, which is wrong, as in false. I would appreciate your saying what you mean.

Your second sentence says, “All historians do not accept the idea, ….” That means that no historian accepts the notion of the axial age, which, of course, is ridiculous. Please say what you mean: “Not all historians …..” Or, do you think that our culture (more than just the U.S.A. reads this) has become so illiterate that no one would understand the correct statement? The least you can do is help them experience correct usage. Who knows, they might even learn it.


Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on June 25th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Thank you for your comment. The text has been revised as you suggested.

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