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Is there a “western civilization”?

“western civilization” as opposed to which civilization? Islam, the Asian cultures, the Soviet empire (which no longer exists)?

“western civilization” developed science and technology, the separation of church and state/ government and the global flow of capital.

“western civilization” has its roots in Renaissance, the rediscovery of antiquity, which would not have been possible without the tolerance of Islam.

Science and technology depend on mathematics, which have their roots in the cultures of India and Arabia.

“western civilization” used to have a Christian background, defined itself in conflict/ debate with Christendom. Christian religion no longer plays the role it used to play. Economy is the center of “western civilization”. Science serves economy.

Since science, technology and capital are global phenomena now: what’s left of “western civilization”?
Which are the unique values of “western civilization”?

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