Global ethics: the nature and purpose

  • Ye. M. Sulima The Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk national university
Keywords: global ethics, world ethos, justice, responsibility, tolerance, intercultural dialogue


The article discusses the factors of forming, the essence and importance of a global ethic as a moral regulator of intercultural interaction in the modern global society. The current global ethics built around basic common goals - peace and dignity of people, social justice, individual freedom, cultural pluralism, sustainable development - and allow plans to achieve different objectives, functioning set of identities and nationalities. It lies in increasing awareness of common fate, common human and social rights, interests, shared vulnerability to global environmental, social and political crises of necessity, consequent, to find common solutions and act on the basis of cultural dialogue and cooperation.


1. Deklaratsiya mirovogo etosa (Declaration of global ethos). Access mode: http:// /documents/weltethos.html
2. Morin, E. Les sept savoirs necessaires a I’education du future. Paris : Unesco. 1999.
3. Kheffe, O. Politika, pravo, spravedlivost (Politics, law, justice). Moscow, 1994.
4. Roulz, Dzh. Teorіya spravedlivostі (Theory of justice). Kiev, 1999.
5. Apel, K.-O. Das Problem der Gerechtigkeit in einer multikulturellen Gesellschaft. // Apel K.-O., Das Problem der Gerechtigkeit in einer multikulturellen Gesellschaft. // Fornet-Betancourt R. (Hrsg.), Armut im Spannungsfeld zwischen Globalisierung und dem Recht auf eigene Kultur. - Frankfurt a.M., 1998.
6. Apel, K.-O., First Things First. Der Begriff primordialer Mit-Verantwortung. Zur Begrndung einer planetaren Makroethik. // Kettner M. (Hrsg.), Angewandte Ethik als Politikum. - Frankfurt a. M., 2001.
7. Golovinskaya, Ye.V. Vospitanie tolerantnosti podrostkov v protsesse mezhkulturnogo obshcheniya: Na pri­mere assotsiirovannykh shkol YuNYeSKO. Diss. ... k. ped.n.: 13.00.01 (Teaching tolerance teenagers in intercultural communication). Moscow, 2005.
8. Kasyanova, Ye. I. Moralnoe soznanie kak neotemlemyy komponent nravstvennykh osnov tolerantnosti (Moral consciousness as an integral component of the moral foundations of tolerance). Vestnik Chelyabinskogo gos. un-ta. Nauchnyy zhurnal: Filosofiya. Sotsiologiya. Kulturologiya. 2007. - Vyp. 3 – № 16(94).
9. Valitova, R. R. Tolerantnost: porok ili dobrodetel (Tolerance: vice or virtue). Vestn. Mosk. un-ta. Ser. 7, Filosofiya. 1996. № 1. PP. 33–37.
10. Kukatas, Ch. Teoreticheskie osnovy multikulturalizma (Theoretical foundations of multiculturalism).
Access mode:
How to Cite
Sulima, Y. (2017). Global ethics: the nature and purpose. Grani, 16(8), 55-64. Retrieved from