Globality of Anti-Globalization as a Paradox and Initial Point of Resetting the Philosophy of Planetary Development


The abstract of the presentation entitled "Globality of Anti-Globalization as a Paradox and Initial Point of Resetting the Philosophy of Planetary Development" by professors Dmitry Gavra (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Aleksandr Bezgodov (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) at the tenth international conference “Reclaming the Future” (ACAH 2019).

The world has learned from anti-globalists that it is global. Transnational business, joint financial resources, the planetary systems of information and communications, international scientific projects, and political unions without boundaries and cordons are the objective reality. They are the current level of the development of civilization. However, today, public opinion on these processes is formed by political technologies and the populists of protesting rather than independent scientists and experts. This has resulted in a mass trendy international social and political movement. The supporters of rather incompatible ideologies have gathered under the flag of fighting for justice: from national sovereignty and cultural and national identity to universal equality and individual freedom.

Paradoxically, anti-globalization globally unites the representatives of most states, nations, and worldviews… It unites people of different ages, income, status, culture, education, and intellect… The large-scale threats to humanity realized by the participants of this movement will inevitably lead to the awareness of the need for planetary association not only to fight for justice, but also for the self-preservation of the human population on the Earth.

Today, it is absurd to deny that the global world is the reality. There is an urgent need for perfecting, improving, and transforming it. Ideologically, the opposition to globalism is underpinned by scientific substantiation and moral distinctiveness. It is possible to minimize its destructive part by balancing the distribution of natural and produced benefits, resources, and incomes at the planetary level.