Essence of Time. Chapter 14

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(Links to previous Chapters are available here: Volume I and Chapters 1112, 13)

May 3, 2011.

PART ONE. ACTIVITY.

In this program, I will return to the activities of AKSIO, the Agency for Cultural and Social Research of the Society, because the survey that we have discussed in our previous programs has been completed. Not only has it been completed, but it has already been processed. And a group of sociologists led by Yulia Sergeevna Krizhanskaya has presented the survey’s results. The people who conducted it now all know that this work did not sink into oblivion, that it did not evaporate, but brought about a certain practical result. I will discuss this result discussed in the first part of our program: Activity. Because this is important, because it is not every day that we get results like these, and because these results are rather significant. Contine reading

Essence of Time. Chapter 13

(Links to previous Chapters are available here: Volume I and Chapters 11, 12)

April 26, 2011.

PART ONE. ACTIVITY

We have conducted a sociological study as part of “AKSIO (Agency for Cultural and Social Studies of Society), the second area of activity out of the twelve that we are engaged in. Here are the intermediate results. Contine reading

Essence of Time. Volume I

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This is the translation of the first ten chapters from the book Essence of Time. Each one of them contains Sergey Kurginyan’s thoughts about the essence of our time, about its metaphysics, its dialectics, and their reflection in the key aspects of relevant Russian and global politics. The central theme of the series is the search for paths and mechanisms to escape the systemic and global dead end for all humanity in all of its dimensions: from the metaphysical to the gnoseological, ethical, and anthropological. Thus, to escape the sociopolitical, technological, and economical dead end.
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Essence of Time. Chapter 10

( Links to previous Chapters are available here: 12345678, and 9)

April 4, 2011.

On April 1st, 2011, Nezavisimaya Gazeta published an article by Mr. Sergey Karaganov entitled “Not de-Stalinization, but a modernization of consciousness. The proposal of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights is a real path to national reconciliation.” Contine reading

Essence of Time. Chapter 9

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(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 123456, 7, and 8 first)

March 29, 2011.

Historical time is accelerating. This acceleration is becoming more and more rapid. What we see in Libya can leave no one indifferent. One must be absolutely insane to not see that this bell tolls for each and every one of us. And that the Tomahawk missiles will not distinguish between “white” anti-communist patriots, proponents of the improved Red project, proponents of the direct restoration of the Red project that had existed, or liberals. Tomahawk missiles will strike everyone at once. And anyone can come under fire. Contine reading

Essence of Time. Chapter 8

(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 123456, and 7 first)

March 22, 2011

We will slowly go about solving the central problems which separate us from our intended undertaking. But we will solve them, one by one. Just don’t try to make us out to be more naïve, than we are. Don’t try to transform the tasks that we set for ourselves into other goals, which are related, but which are not ours. Contine reading

Essence of Time. Chapter 7

(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 1234, 5, and 6 first)

March 15, 2011

I will begin with a poem not because I want to enrich our discussions with some kind of beauty, but because we need images and symbols, which would speak not just to the mind, but also to the heart. Without this, the conversation would be pointless.

Here is an excerpt from Blok’s “Retribution”. Contine reading

Essence of Time. Chapter 6

(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 123, 4, and 5 first)

March 8, 2011

I often have to answer the question, “What is metaphysics? To what degree, and to what extent it is equivalent to religion? And if it is equivalent to religion, then to which religion?”

I myself think that metaphysics is not exactly and not entirely religion. It is a certain awareness of the mystery of the universe, which today is very consistent with modern science, with the theory of evolution, the theory of all forms of the material world increasing in complexity, including those forms, which were created immediately after the Big Bang, and which continued to develop afterwards. First, within the boundaries of the non-living world, and then within the world of humanity.

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