This presentation is a search for an approach to an ethics for the contemporary world in the thought of universalistic thinking first set forth by Janusz Kuczynski
From the outset, the view of Universalism, says Kuczynski
, assumes that human valuing is open to review and revision based on what is learned from collective human experience.
Universalism is a global response to this review and revision.
As Ramakrishna Puligandla says, "Change, according to the Buddhist, is the interaction of one thing with another."7Universalism, says Kuczynski
, "has to be open in order to sum up dialectically common values and be tolerant towards differentiated and antagonistic values."8 ***
1) Janusz Kuczynski, Dialogue and Humanism, 1, no. 1 (1991), p. vi.
3) Janusz Kuczynski, "Foreword", Dialectics and Humanism, XVII, no. 3 (1990), p. 5.
8) Janusz Kuczynski, Dialogue and Universalism as a New Way of Thinking (Warsaw: Warsaw University, 1989), p. 14. ***