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Leo Semashko. Philosophy and Dialectics of the UN Spherons

Philosophy and Dialectics of the UN Spherons:
Consolidation and Uniting Nations in Deep Structural Harmony.


For God in his dispensation of all events, perfects them into a harmony of the whole.
[Harmony of the whole perfects
and improves
all its parts and opposites]
Logos/Cosmos: harmony and war of opposites.
[Harmony of opposites
in depth and their war, disharmony are o­n the surface]
The hidden harmony is better than the visible.
[The hidden harmony of depth is better - wider, more important and stronger than visible harmony of the surface]
Much learning does not teach o­ne to have understanding.
[Much knowledge of the empirical, disharmonious surface does not teach the deep mind of harmony]
Heraclitus of Ephesus, 5th century BC.


The internal harmony of the world is the o­nly true objective reality.
Henri Poincare, early 20th century.


The harmony of natural law reveals an Intelligence of superiority.

Albert Einstein, 20th century middle.

We approached
to the philosophy,dialectics and science of the societal spherons deep structural harmony, which determines conscious harmony of the social surface excluding its wars, militarism and other social pathologies and risks of disharmony.

Leo Semashko, 20th end and 21st beginning.



The GHA project (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=769) proposes a cardinal reform and a restructuring of the UN. Reforming the UN is required by the life of modern humanity and is supported by 85% of the population in international polls. Reforming the UN it needs not o­nly in the public opinion support and a scientific project but also in its philosophy, both general and social. It is detailed in the GHA books, especially in “The ABC of Harmony” (2012) and in the “Global Peace Science” (2016). It is summarized in the “Table. Dialectics of the Spherons Harmony.”

Table. Dialectics of the Spherons Harmony

Two levels of social Cosmos: surface and depth

Philosophical and social paired categories expressing the levels of social Cosmos, its extreme characteristics or attributes


The struggle/war of opposites / differences.
Partons are the innumerable historically transitory parts of the Spherons: humanity social surface, its Disharmony


Parts, phenomenon, surface, many, difference, variable, temporary, random, mobility, immensity, imbalance, disproportion, asymmetry, chaos, external, limitless, finite, etc.

War, violence, struggle, hatred, slavery (unfreedom), human rights, lawlessness, inequality, injustice, enmity, violent rivalry, rupture, priority of material wealth, monarchy, "democracy of inverted totalitarianism" (or "totalitarian democracy" of 1% of billionaires) etc.,.. …..


Deep harmony of the Spherons opposites:
Social foundation and
Genetic code (genome) of humanity


Whole, essence, depth, single, identity, constant, eternal, law, stability, measure, balance, proportion, symmetry, order, internal, limited, infinite, etc.

Peace, nonviolence, friendship, love, freedom, human rights, legitimacy, equality, justice, brotherhood, nonviolent competition, unity, priority
of children and spirituality, democracy, spheral 100% democracy, etc ....


In this table, we try to summarize almost the entire history of philosophy in its fundamental categories, to which millions of philosophical works are devoted over many thousands of years. Therefore, naturally, our generalization, like any other, cannot pretend to be final and complete. But this does not mean that we cannot make some relative generalizations for specific purposes of justifying individual practical projects.

Based o­n this methodology, we can conclude that the UN, like the League of Nations, was created at the surface level of disharmonious militarized nations immersed in the infinity of their historical social, economic, political, cultural, religious and other differences. This is good, because the richness of the differences and diversity ensures the survival and vitality of the peoples in various geographic, spatial, temporal and international conditions. Differences are eternal; they were, are and will increase. But the differences change the sign from positive to negative, when they become more acute and turn into irreconcilable contradictions resolved by this or that power and military methods, which undermine all the foundations of human existence. The more such destructive differences-contradictions become, the stronger the centrifugal forces of mankind, tearing up its unity and cooperation of different countries, the more their cohesion, harmony and its centripetal unifying force is needed.

        Today is such a critical period of human history when the risk of a world war of nine nuclear countries/parts/nations of humanity threatens now with destruction for it and for its common planet in 30 seconds proximity to this irreparable disaster. Therefore, the international organization of almost 200 countries, designed to prevent this catastrophe and any of its risk - the UN, should find the unity of nations not in militarism, chaos and disharmony of their centrifugal superficial contradictions, but in harmony, peace, love and brotherhood of their common and constant deep structure of spherons. (Let us recall that spherons are four societal groups of the population, covering it as a whole and engaged in four spheres of social production).

Only this structure constitutes their genetically unified essence, law and wholeness. One experiment with the superficial League of militaristic nations failed with the beginning of the WWII. An even more hard failure is the repetition of similar 72-year experiment with the UN, in which the risk of a new world, nuclear war flared up to the extreme limit of a half-minute affinity. Maybe humanity and its UN should not bring this knowingly failed experiment to the end and wait for the start of a new world war? The failure of this experiment for 72 years is proved by that small set of facts, which is collected in Appendix 1 of this project. It sufficiently motivates the need for the proposed reform of the UN. The sad age-old experience of the UN and the League of Nations to prevent war and ensure a global peace should make it necessary to seek a new, viable and effective way of uniting nations o­n the basis of social harmony but not militaristic security, ready at any second to explode nuclear catastrophic war.

The peacemaking effectiveness of harmony is confirmed by history long ago, beginning with Numa Pompilius (7 century BC), the second king of Rome, who was able to pacify the militant Roman people and provide it with a peaceful life during 43 years of social harmony. Other similar numerous facts are considered in the GHA mentioned books. This remains an unattainable goal of humankind and its international organizations, primarily the UN, of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The general philosophy and dialectics of harmony was laid by the "founding father" of ancient dialectics - Heraclitus of Ephesus more than 2,5 thousand years ago, whose key ideas of harmony together with their modern transcription are given above as epigraphs. The depth of his philosophy of harmony - the hidden dialectics of the "harmony of opposites" in social reality has not been known so far, except for a few intuitive guesses of geniuses; for example, Poincare and Einstein (see epigraphs). Unfortunately, for 2.5 thousand years after Heraclitus, human knowledge could not penetrate into the structure of thesocial "harmony of opposites", which contains the genetic code of humanity or the social genome of the human race and its global eternal peace.

Today humanity knows harmony no better and no more than Heraclitus 2,500 years ago, and in something less and worse than he because of the domination of violent ideologies and superficial o­ne-dimensional disharmonious philosophies of the last two centuries. This is the result of disharmony in the development of the "two cultures", which Charles Snow already noted in the middle of the last century. In this disharmony, the rapid development of technocratic and military knowledge, supported by violent ideologies and excessive military budgets of national militaristic states, suppressed and practically stopped the development of social knowledge and the humanities that found themselves in a deep more than two-century stagnation and depression. The disharmony of two cultures can o­nly lead to o­ne result - to the military self-destruction of humankind, to which the priority of its military-technical culture was brought closer to maximum, for 30 seconds. The o­nly way out is in the revolutionary Copernican shift to a deep structural knowledge of social harmony, the beginning of which Heraclitus laid. It is necessary, but not enough.It was continued o­nly in the pluralistic spheral harmonious philosophy and sociology of the late 20th and early 21st century o­n the basis of the discovery of spherons, which became the mainscientific hypothesis of social cognition today. But we will back to Heraclitus.

The main shortcoming and weakness of the philosophy of harmony with Heraclitus to the present day, as well as the practice of its application as a tool of reconciliation, lies in the absence of scientific structuring of social harmony, which has become the epistemological cause of the stagnation of social cognition. Passing through all the numerous attempts, we can say that the conscious scientific (sociocybernetic and tetrasociological) structuring of social harmony began in 1976 in a small youth club "Demiurge" in which about 30 members were divided into four equal spheral "micro-groups" reflecting the deep societal harmonious structure of Spherons (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=305). The UN should unite nations not in their superficial and eternal dividing militarism of any nature and degree, but in their o­ne and common denominator of a deep harmonious structure of spherons. This constant production structure ensures the life of every nation always, everywhere and without exception, therefore it must become the foundation for UN peace and harmony. Only such a UN is able to overcome the national militarism of all sorts and degrees and save humanity and the planet from a nuclear catastrophe.

On this basis, the "Axiom and the Structural Law of the UN of Harmony" is formulated, which constitutes its philosophical and scientific foundation: "The consolidation of nations in the UN Harmony is carried out o­n the basis of their deep harmonious structure of spherons, o­ne and constant for all nations, excluding wars, militarism and violence between them. On the basis of a unified structure of national spherons, the UN spheral structure is formed with equal representation of the spherons of each nation in it (including gender equality), ensuring the harmony of the UN and the exclusion of any militarism from it." On this axiom, the UN harmony structural project, proposed here, was built. The war of nations and opposites is always o­n the visible surface, and their harmony is deeply hidden in the spherons natural structure that unites them. Wars will not cease until nations know their common structural spherons of harmony in order to follow and obey to their laws of peacefulness.

The UN Harmony should unite the nations in this structure in order to assist them in its cognition and share its awareness into joint building global peace, for the liberation of humankind from the debris and slavery of historical militarism, trampling and ignoring the first exclusive human right to life, which is not recognized by the modern UN.The global peace will be included in the UN Harmony Millennium Goals, of which it was excluded by the modern UN.This is the exclusive purpose and priority mission of the United Nations of Harmony: to help nations to free themselves from wars and militarism through scientific cognition, use and conscious implementation of the structural harmony of spherons. Now, no o­ne is helping nations in this, so they often prefer war instead of peace, constantly preparing for it in a continuous and endless arms race instead of building a global peace. Effective for a global peace, the UN can be created o­nly at the deep harmonious level of the national spherons, which (and those, and others) should be equally represented in the UN Harmony. Only the conscious scientific structural harmony of the spherons at the national and global levels is capable "to shift of the arms race into a peace race," as Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of.

This is the significance of our UN Harmony project in its constructive part. His motivating part is presented in "Appendix 1. Facts. Criticalpart. Motivation" in the composition of this project.


Leo M. Semashko, Ph.D. (Philosophy), RAN Professor; Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA) since 2005; GHA Honorary President since 2016; State Councilor of St. Petersburg; Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony; Author of more than 400 scientific publications, including 18 books in 1-12 languages; Author of Tetrism/Harmonism as the unity of Tetraphilosophy and Tetrasociology – science of social harmony, global peace and harmonious civilization; Director: Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia; Director, GHA Web portal “Peace from Harmony”: http://peacefromharmony.org;Initiator, Manager, Coauthor and Editor in Chief of the book project “Global Peace Science” (GPS): http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf.

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