Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2015, No.6, pp.141-150
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On university education [In English]

Šmajs J. 1 (Brno, Czech Republic), Šmajsová Buchtová B. 1 (Brno, Czech Republic)
1 Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

University education does not correspond to the need to apply biofile transformation of the current anti-natural Culture as soon as possible. Students have inadequate idea about the Earth as the Culture's wider host system, about life as a planetary phenomenon and about the function, integrity and value of the Earth. Secondary schools have failed to inform them sufficiently that the Earth is a creative system which had preceded the Culture and which has spontaneously reproduced not only humans but also all other natural prerequisites of the human Culture. The Earth has not been introduced to the students as an older, wider and more powerful system than the artificial and temporarily existing Culture. Secondary school leavers do not understand the evolutionary value of the Earth, its basic right to exist and develop independently.
Vague definitions of Culture is another reason for the deepening of the current environmental crisis. Contemporary university students are not taught about the Culture as a human-created system with its own internal information. They do not know that if we want to change a system with internal information, we must change information within it. In case of Culture this means a modification of Spiritual Culture. It happens because two aggressive characteristics of human activity assert themselves in the contemporary predatory form of Culture. The first is the biological characteristic, which is, together with humility, the foundation of the human nature and therefore we cannot change it. The second is the sociocultural characteristic, which we call the predatory spiritual paradigm. The outline of this paradigm was shaped by means of theoretical abstraction in the Ancient Greece and it has been further strengthened by the conceptual ideals of the New-Age classic science.
Abandonment of the predatory spiritual paradigm and its replacement with a biofile paradigm are great intellectual tasks faced by philosophy, social sciences and also university education. Therefore we draw attention to the significance of the philosophical concept of the Constitution of the Earth, which was published in five languages, including Russian, in the Czech Republic in 2015.


Education, culture, nature, constitution, Earth, information, spiritual paradigm

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Šmajs J., Šmajsová Buchtová B. On university education. Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2015, no. 6, pp. 141–150. DOI:


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Date of the publication 20.12.2015