Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Interview with Aleksandr V. Bezgodov, author of Planetary Project

Title: Planetary Project
Author: Alexsandr V. Bezgodov
Publisher: XLibrisUK
Genre: Political Science
Format: Ebook

This monograph discusses current global economic and social issues. It describes the essence of the Planetary Project, based on the critique of the Concept of Sustainable Development. A model is proposed for solving global problems through global human unification aimed at saving the planet Earth from future cataclysms and catastrophe for present and future generations. The Planetary Project is in essence a paradigm of the world’s harmonious development. It is based on an integrated economy and rent incomes from planetary and intellectual resources held in planetary ownership. The Planetary Project provides solutions to globalisation problems caused by unrestrained economic growth and one-sided development of some national economies. The Planetary Project proposes a just system of world income distribution including rent revenues from planetary resources. This distribution system will work in the interests of all countries, including Asian and African countries, some of which experience serious socio-economic problems. New planetary economic resources and mechanisms will be able to: save the Earth’s biosphere; improve its ecology; and free humanity from hunger, epidemic diseases, and the threat of a Third World War. They will help people unite in the name of universal values of life, the harmony between civilisation and nature, and the welfare of present and future generations. Developing Planetary Project ideas could lead to creating a serious research tradition and a wide life-affirming and peace-loving social movement.


Question1- How did you come up with the title of your book?

Specifically, we did not have to invent it. Simply, we simultaneously put in the title the main idea of ​​the book, the essence of its design and the movement towards its disclosure. The initial working hypothesis of our research consisted in the assumption that in the philosophical legacy of the Russian cosmists we will be able to find the beginnings of planetary ethics. Not just ideas, sprouts, namely, the beginning in the meaning of the sources-primary. The notion of "beginning" (Στοιχεῖα, Elementa, Origins) in this sense is a textbook in classical works on philosophy, physics, and mathematics. For example, the "Elements" of Euclid, "The Beginning of Philosophy" by Rene Descartes, Edmond Husserl's "The Beginning of Geometry." This classic term indicates a directed work to find and describe the load-bearing structures of thought - in our case - ethical thoughts. 

Question2- What is your writing environment like?

The environment, environment, tools, technologies - all should contribute to the processes of immersion in the topic, thinking through the problems studied, the formation of their own ideas, their arguments and presentation. The order and functionality of the working environment and its comfort are important.
Writing, intellectual and artistic creativity is a game on the subtle settings of one's soul, so the process itself should bring pleasure, the result is satisfaction, and the working environment is to provide these effects.   

Question3- What are some of the best tools available today for writers?

It is always useful to write down your thoughts exactly the moment they come. This will insure against losing your ideas and painful attempts to remember what, when and in what connection it occurred to you.
Another interesting tool is fixing your maximally free flow of your consciousness, playing associations, skipping ahead, sketches of future plot designs. It is important to determine the temporality of its working rhythm and the most fruitful time for writing the day. By the way, this can change with age and even depend on where the work is going on. For some people, the first few hours after awakening may be the most effective, and for others it may be night time.   

Question4 – What inspires you to write?

 First of all, the Russian cosmists inspired themselves, whose penetrating thought is alive and fresh for us. Their brave daring of truth, bold break of worldview patterns, originality and providentiality. Their consonance with our mood and inner peace. And, of course, nature inspired the great gift of the cosmos with its beauty, generosity and the ability to be a wonderful home for us, wherever we are. Introduction and most of the chapters were written in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), and the book was completed in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.   

Question5 – Did you learn anything while writing this book?

Of course! Any creativity, first of all, research, intellectual - is not only creative, but also knowledge. Cosmism is a grandiose phenomenon of not only domestic, but also world culture. Studying the legacy of the cosmists presupposes the loosening of many strata of philosophical and scientific thought of the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the New Age. Cosmism is rich in references to Hinduism and Buddhism, classical antiquity, early Christianity, European rationalism and mysticism. Working with this material, you inevitably meet something new for yourself.   

Question6- What is your favorite quality about yourself?

Most of all - the ability to catch up with the topic, get carried away by the project, see the results (even when they are not yet there), as well as discipline and diligence. The main thing is to feel organically and comfortably in the mode of reading-thinking-writing. The least is "sticking" on some separate sources of information, an unconquered habit of being distracted by something extraneous. 

The author of this research monograph is Dr Aleksandr V. Bezgodov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, who holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Doctorate in Economics. Born in Northern Russia in 1960, Aleksandr Bezgodov worked for companies specialising in innovation and high technology, as well as for organisations engaged in developing parliamentary democracy and civil society. Over the last 10 years, he has been involved in interdisciplinary research in macroeconomics and social issues at the world level using a systemic approach. He is not only a theoretician but also a practical researcher and research administrator. He is involved in both developing and implementing research-based technologies. Aleksandr Bezgodov is the author of over fifty scholarly publications proposing new original economic and sociological solutions to business administration. He is the founder and General Director of the Institute of Planetary Development in Dubai, UAE. In line with its logo “Serving humanity”, the Institute develops and disseminates the ideas spelt out in the monograph “Planetary Project: From Sustainable Development to Managed Harmony”. The Institute’s research activity is intended to provide solutions to the world’s pressing economic, social, environmental, political-legal, and cultural problems.

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