(redirected from Global civilization)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


In the biologic sciences, a term denoting worldwide distribution.
[G. kosmos, universe, + polis, city-state]


biologic sciences A term denoting worldwide distribution.
[G. kosmos, universe, + polis, city-state]
References in periodicals archive ?
His usage harks back in many ways to the nineteenth-century vision of civilization as an exclusive category referring to supposedly superior societies with a duty to instruct, supervise, and even dominate their inferiors, so it does not square readily with efforts to foster dialogues among civilizations or to build a global civilization.
The Content of Education In a Global Civilization 2nd International Roundtable Meeting
Conversion to 'world religions' has been a key feature of global civilization fur more than two millenia.
Is the glue that binds this global civilization together strong enough to hold?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the forces of moderation, tolerance and understanding that the text represents will probably in future history-writing be seen as one of the greatest steps forward in the process of global civilization.
In the new millennium people will realize that all the kindreds on the planet have something vital to contribute to global civilization.
What I will say, then, is simply this: global culture, or rather, global civilization, the global process of civilizing, if it exists and insofar as it exists, is obviously not "irrational," but it is inseparable from the emergence of the new form or new conception of rationality.
Thus, while The United Nations in its Second Half-Century and Our Global Neighborhood have accurately identified major threats to our emerging global civilization, the means by which those threats may be adequately met remain a human challenge.
One is reminded of Al Gore's remarks, just after taking office, to the environmental writer Bill McKibben: "We are in an unusual predicament as a global civilization.
Even an impact much less severe than the K-T event would pose a serious threat to our global civilization.
As a member of a great power of the North, we must have insight into the historical meaning of regional conflicts in the South at this conjuncture and instead cooperate to create a global society, a global civilization appropriate for the 21st century and interject a positive value into the history of these conflicts.
Sterling will also describe the driving forces of this mayhem, what needs to be done to weed that out, and the likely consequences if global civilization fails to get a coherent grip on the electronic forces it has unleashed.

Full browser ?