Introduction. Multiple studies of most significant social phenomena undertaken by Pitirim A. Sorokin, let us treat the scientist as one of actual founders of globalism. Although the term “Globalization” has become commonly used after Sorokin’s life, his contribution is quite essential. The article’s objective is to demonstrate this statement.
Materials and methods. The study is built on analysis of the entire volume of Sorokin’s works throughout his long-term creative path. Global, systemic, historical, and evolutional approaches are used, as well as contextual and comparative analysis methods. Sorokin’s legacy is considered in both context of reflection upon dramatic events of his contemporary XX century and their comparison with previous epochs, as well as context of correlation with German and Russian philosophical traditions.
Results of the study. The study shows that Sorokin’s works have anticipated and, more likely, have become one of the basic components for contemporary globalism as an ideology concept. The main accent is made on comprehension of war and crisis that are the key problems which analysis and possible solutions let us see Sorokin as a globalist. Ethical and, at the same time, rationalistic attitude to war is outlined — it is obviously immoral as violence and cruelty in general, but also absurd and irrational in its essence. Being a founder of crisisology, Sorokin obviously adequately to contemporary views saw crisis as a global phenomenon. A special attention in this context should be paid to his prophetical ideas of forthcoming cultural interpenetration importance.
Discussion. Sorokin’s legacy is seen as being well demanded now. The article provides wide information regarding materials (including recently issued) dedicated to various aspects of works of the “sociologist number one”, his biography and influence on scientific and political thought, fulfilled and unfulfilled forecasts. Thematic Sorokin readings and other events take place on various sites, Sorokin foundation coordinates global research of the thinker’s ideas and works.
Conclusion. The authors hereof come to conclusion about so far sadly fulfilled scientific prophecies of Pitirim A. Sorokin. No doubt, globalization has lead to the new quality of today’s world that is tied with obvious pluses for a human being. However, for the whole humanity an epoch of active global self-conscience letting not only to be saved but transit to stable harmonic development, is yet to come.
Key words: globalization, revolution, war, social disorder, disintegration, crisis, sociocultural supersystem, value, revolution circle, polarization law, social illusionism law.