The Code for Global Ethics

Dr. Rodrigue TREMBLAY

 

CONTENTS

 

PREFACE by Dr. Paul KURTZ

 

FOREWORD by the author

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

THE ETHICAL INFRASTRUCTURE OF ANY SOCIETY

 

CHAPTER 1

DIGNITY AND EQUALITY: -PROCLAIM THE NATURAL DIGNITY AND EQUALITY OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS

Proclaim the natural dignity and inherent equality of all human beings.

 

CHAPTER 2

RESPECT: -RESPECT LIFE AND PROPERTY

Respect the life and property of others.

 

CHAPTER 3

TOLERANCE: -SHOW TOLERANCE AND OPEN-MINDEDNESS TOWARDS OTHERS: THE EMPATHY PRINCIPLE

Practice tolerance and open-mindedness towards the choices and life styles of others.

 

CHAPTER 4

SHARING: -SHARE WITH THE LESS FORTUNATE AND THOSE IN NEED

Share with those who are less fortunate and mutually assist those who are in need of help.

 

CHAPTER 5

NO DOMINATION: -DO NOT DOMINATE AND EXPLOIT OTHERS THROUGH LIES, OR THROUGH SPIRITUAL OR TEMPORAL POWER

Use neither lies, nor temporal power, nor spiritual power to dominate and exploit others.

 

CHAPTER 6

NO SUPERSTITION: -RELY ON REASON AND LOGIC AND AVOID SUPERSTITIONS

Rely on reason and science to understand the Universe and to solve life's problems.

 

CHAPTER 7

CONSERVE: -CONSERVE AND IMPROVE THE EARTH'S NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Conserve and improve the Earth's natural environment —land, soil, water, air and space—as humankind's common heritage.

 

CHAPTER 8

NO WAR: -DO NOT RESORT TO VIOLENCE OR TO WARS

Resolve differences and conflicts cooperatively without resorting to violence or to wars.

 

CHAPTER 9

DEMOCRACY: -ADOPT POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY

Organize public affairs according to individual freedom and responsibility, through political and economic democracy.

 

CHAPTER 10

EDUCATION: -DEVELOP ONE'S INTELLIGENCE AND TALENTS THROUGH EDUCATION AND EFFORT

Develop one's intelligence and talents through education and effort.

 

CHAPTER 11

IMPLEMENTING MORAL BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL CONTRACT

The necessary but limited social role of institutions: Constitutions, governments, tribunals and police.

 

CONCLUSION

THE FUTURE OF HUMANKIND

 

EPILOGUE

 

APPENDIX:

THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations

BOOKS CITED OR RECOMMENDED

INDEX OF NAMES AND SUBJECTS

 

 

 

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