The Essence of Civilisation

Hungarian Geopolitics 3 (2):174-191 (2018)
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It is one of the most important questions to us all as to what civilisation means, because it is related to the meaning of our lives, the exploration of our real self- identity, our happiness, our health, the improvement of our conduct of life and dis- covering the path leading to a healthy future of mankind. In our days, one of the greatest tasks of mankind is to resolve the issues raised by the ecological crisis. Why have we got in an ecological crisis? Can the ecological crisis be resolved by Western civilisation, which has caused it? How can a civilisation providing a healthy, happy and meaningful life be promoted most effectively? What is the essence, the most fundamental attribute of Western civilisation? And first and foremost: what is the essence of civilisation?
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