This article analyzes the concept of an Arctic circumpolar
civilization and focuses on contradictions inherent within the concept.
Some of these antinomies are the nomadic character of the traditional
Arctic civilization and the traditional academic approach
that takes a sedentarist perspective; the rich worldview of the Arctic
residents and its inadequate reflection in the rational paradigm
of cognition; and issues surrounding sustainable development and
the global crisis of humanity, which leads to instability worldwide,
including in the Arctic. The article proposes method of dialectical
synthesis for resolving such antinomies.