Charter of Global Ethic in Minimal English

Anna Wierzbicka*

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    Taking UNESCO’s (The Earth Charter, 2000) “Earth Charter” as its point of departure, this chapter argues that the globalizing world needs a global ethics. At the same time, the chapter builds on the “Declaration Toward a Global Ethic” (1993) endorsed by the Parliament of the World’s Religions (and inspired by the Dalai Lama) whose Principle 6 reads: “This must be a Declaration translatable into other languages”. A charter of 24 ethical norms phrased in Minimal English is proposed as a platform for a global discourse on ethics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMinimal English for a Global World
    Subtitle of host publicationImproved Communication Using Fewer Words
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Number of pages29
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319625126
    ISBN (Print)9783319625119
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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