Globalization is a defining characteristic of our contemporary world, with a reach and impact affecting all nations and peoples. Philosophical Aspects of Globalization is a collection of essays by leading contemporary Russian philosophers, scholars, and scientists concerned with addressing pressing issues of globalization from a philosophical point of view. The thirty-four authors who have contributed to this book represent a range of approaches and subfields of Global Studies in Russia, including topics such as theory of globalization, globalization and the environment, history and geopolitics, and globalization in cultural context. When compiled together in a single collection of essays, their work offers the English-speaking reader a comprehensive picture of new directions in Russian Global Studies in the twenty-first century, as well as demonstrates the importance of questions of globalization for philosophical inquiry in Russia today.
Alexander N. Chumakov, Dr. phil., is Professor at the Faculty of Global Processes at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia), editor-in-chief of the Century of Globalization Journal, organizer and co-chairman of the Organizing Committees of the Russian Philosophical Congresses, and international winner of the Gusi Peace Prize (2015).
Alyssa DeBlasio, Ph.D., is John B. Parsons Chair in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Russian at Dickinson College (USA) and author of The Filmmaker’s Philosopher: Merab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2019) and The End of Russian Philosophy (Palgrave, 2014).
Ilya V. Ilyin is doctor habilitatus in political sciences, Professor, and head of the Faculty of Global Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). He is the author of a classification for global processes, systems, and problems and has published over 300 scholarly works, including twenty monographs, with an emphasis on global development.
Contents Foreword: Philosophy of Globalization in Today’s Dialogue of Civilizations Preface Notes on Contributors
Part 1: Globalization in the Focus of Interdisciplinary Research
Globalization from the Philosophical Point of View Alexander N. Chumakov
Globalization as a Holistic Process Philosophical and Methodological Aspects Boris I. Pruzhinin and Tatiana G. Shchedrina
The Age of Competing Globalizations Vladislav L. Inozemtsev
Globalization and Global Processes: The Algorithm of Development Arkady D. Ursul, Ilya V. Ilyin and Tatiana A. Ursul
The Historical Logic of Globalization Tatiana L. Shestova
Globalization-Induced Transformation of International Cooperation Holistic Assessment Tatiana A. Alekseeva and Ivan D. Loshkariov
Part 2: Philosophical and Sociocultural Aspects of Globalization
The Role of Global Studies in the Development of a Sustainable Security System Ilya V. Ilyin and Kristina S. Leonova
The Pandemic and the Crisis of the Global World Alexey A. Gromyko
The Globalized World under the Prism of COVID-19 Victor B. Kuvaldin
The Twilight of Neoliberal Globalization Alternatives to the Dead-Ends of the Proto-Empire Aleksandr V. Buzgalin
The Concept of “Political Globalization” and Global Challenges Olga G. Leonova
Part 3: Nature, Society, and the Humans in a Global World
Sustainable Development of Civilization and the Global Environmental Problem Victor I. Danilov-Danilyan
Harmonization of the Biosphere and the Technosphere as a Global Problem of Modernity Nizami M. Mamedov
Natural-Historic Aspects of Globalization Valery V. Snakin
Global Digital Society and the Problems of Social Adaptation Aza D. Ioseliani
Globalization Aporia: The Hegemonic “World State” versus Cosmopolitanism to Come Edward V. Demenchonok
Part 4: Russia in the Global World: Philosophy, History, Geopolitics
Russia in the Projects of the Coming World Order Yury D. Granin
Ways for Evolving Russia’s Current Civilizational Choice in the Context of Globalization Igor K. Liseyev
Globalization, the Great Russian Revolution of 1917, and the Transformation of the World System A Historical and Philosophical Perspective Leonid E. Grinin
The Structures of Social Solidarity in Contemporary Russia Evolution and Perspectives Anastasia V. Mitrofanova
The Philosophical Potential of Russian Cosmism in the Context of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Global Studies Alexander M. Starostin
Part 5: Humanistic Aspects of the Global Civilization
Civilizational Values in the Age of Global Social Transformations Ivan A. Aleshkovski and Alexander T. Gasparishvili
Towards a Theory of Global Security Igor F. Kefeli
Modern Challenges of Global Sports Development A Philosophical and Methodological Analysis Vladislav I. Stolyarov and Sergey G. Seyranov
The Dialectic of Civilization From Ethnic-Religious to Global Civilization Ilham R. Mamedzade and Tair M. Makhamatov
The Essence of Globalization in the Spiritual Dimension Anatoliy G. Kossichenko
Religion in the Globalized World Philosophical Reflections Mikhail Y. Sergeev
English-language readers interested in Global Studies and/or contemporary trends in Russian philosophy and Global Studies.