Civilizational Thinking

CIVILIZATIONAL THINKING

The Way to Universal Future

In a globalized and technologically advanced world, sustainable prosperity of the human civilization, based on unity in diversity, is the ultimate imperative which human beings ought to pursue together as the highest good – Summum Bonum. Sooner than later, people will realize their strategic interest based on civilizational values.
The momentum generated shall override the rigid precipitations of historical, ethnic, religious and ideological obsessions and the hypertrophied egos of individuals, leading to local, regional and global conflicts.
A new global political environment will be designed as a universal multifaceted interface platform, on which all currently existing ideologies and religions can coexist and communicate with each other without conflict.

“Agora” is symbolic of the cradle of genuine democracy – the public place in ancient Greece, where free people gathered to discuss and decide together what is best for them and for their future.

Here, the Agora Project is a discussion platform.

1. POSTULATES
1.1. COMPONENT characteristics: “Every Man is a Universe”. These words of the notable poet Heinrich Heine express the uniqueness of the way in space and in time (the behavioral frame of reference) of every single human being born on the earth. And most importantly – the uniqueness of the way of every single human being through the irrational dimensions of thought, ideas and passion (the existentialist frame of reference. Human being is the ultimate value;
1.2. SYSTEM characteristics: Humans, like some other biological species, live in a complex animal society – the humanity. Thus, as a quantum of humanity, every single human being has the potential to influence the processes in his physical or spiritual environment. Humans form or belong to various groups, e.g. state, village, nationality, football team, ethnicity, political party, race, corporation, golf club, elementary school class, etc. Globalization and communication technologies intensify interdependence among humans and among groups. Human beings themselves determine the rules of the system or the groups;
1.3. INTERRELATIONSHIP OF COMPONENTS WITHIN THE SYSTEM: equal rights, in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”;
1.4. INDIVIDUAL GOALS: biological survival, modified by a complex of socially motivated targets, existentially perceived as happiness;
1.5. CIVILIZATIONAL GOALS: if all the above conditions are to be preserved, then the goals of the human civilization can be defined as “sustainable prosperity through unity in diversity”.
2. CONFLICTS
3. INSTRUMENTS
3.1. SOLVING CONFLICTS
3.2. STATE OF DEMOCRACY
3.3. STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS
4. CASES
4.1. THE GALAXY THESIS: imagine a galaxy far away in the space, inhabited by highly intelligent creatures. In one of their most prestigious universities you are provided with the conditions on Postulates 1.1 to 1.5 and with detailed information the geography, natural resources, population, history and other relevant data about our planet – the Earth. You have to prepare your Doctoral “Optimizing the Management of “Earth” Inc.”. What would you suggest?
4.2. THE COUNCIL OF WISE MEN THESIS:

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