Global Consciousness as a Cultural and Historical Concept
Studia z Historii Filozofii
In the time of global information networks, the pursuit of unity of the humankind has transformed into a major conceptual social project. State borders of the geopolitical West have conventionally outlined the spheres of influence due to successful implementation of a range of innovative solutions at the turn of the 21 st century. Intensification of integration processes in the realms of economics, culture, law, education, and warfare urged researches to coin the terms of global thinking,
... consciousness, planetary personality, etc. The conditions, which enabled the person to identify themselves with the entire humanity both in the civilizational and sociocultural dimensions, presented a non-biased frame for the respective social discourse. In the days of Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci, G. Galilei, J. J. Rousseau, G. Hegel, the idea of all-encompassing unity was of a contemplative nature and was not rooted into social facts. On the other hand, in the globalized world any developments can influence the security and stability of individuals, groups, or states. Nevertheless, mastering the innovational, and, correspondingly, sociocultur-al potential of the system of global information networks, the person can-http://dx.