Hypothesis on the supreme value criteria of the global civilization

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Authors: Paweł PiepioraRoman Maciej Kalina

Abstract: The three sets of premises imply the most general hypothesis about the supreme criteria of the value of global civilization. This hypothesis can be defined more concretely, but to ignore it would be to consent to self-destruction at our own request. Such a prospect is real in a much shorter time frame than the most optimistic (in fact naive) predictions of those trusting that humans en bloc will not allow this to happen.The first set (pessimistic) contains tragic experiences from the micro to the macro scale related to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian aggression against Ukraine, which has been ongoing since February 24, 2022; also the history of mankind, the shortest description of which contains a multi-page list of dates and names of wars. The second (optimistic) contains the wisdom recorded in the Holy Books, philosophical writings, and constantly handed down in the distinguished departments of all arts; heritage of the so-called ‘higher culture’; groundbreaking scientific discoveries related to the protection of health and life. The third one (seemingly neutral, since tools in the ethical sense are intrinsically neutral, and the way they will be used is ultimately decided by man): technology that actually enables real-time communication of the entire human population, but the effective use of this technology  while respecting the guiding criteria of universal human values  requires competent and therefore responsible coordination.The hypothesis is: survival of humans and nature in a non-degenerate form and responsibility for coming generations. The open problem is to train and elect suitable coordinators and assign them with the mission of coordinating elements that, from the micro- to the macro scale, will form a whole, worthy of the name ‘safe civilization of wisdom’ (wisdom includes responsibility). In a sense, paradoxically, it makes sense to reverse the direction from macro to micro, according to the principle of ‘the example comes from the top’.While Innovative Agonology (in fact the first experts in this new science) provides a methodological basis, many detailed methods and recommendations, it is far from pointing to a way of imminently dealing with a phenomenon that Albert North Whitehead described 97 years ago in simple terms: „significant fact of the modern world is the discovery of a method of training professionals who specialize in particular areas of thought and progressively increase the sum of knowledge within their own limited research topics.” His words justify the caution expressed above about indicating a way to deal with the phenomenon of necessary coordination, precisely in the context of the hypothesis formulated: “The tasks of coordination are left to those who lack the strength or character to be successful in a particular field”.

Keywords: Innovative Agonology, Mental Health, Generation Alpha

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003498

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