HOW TO GROUND A UNIVERSALISTIC ETHICS OF CO-RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE EFFECTS OF COLLECTIVE ACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES?
The paper focuses on a need for a novel concept of responsibility that neither can be reduced to individua1 accountability nor allows for the individuals unburdening themselves from personal responsibility. This should shed (at times in opposition to Rawls, Rorty and MacIntyre) a qualitatively new light upon contemporary global ethical issues. Its aim also is to provide a rational transcendental-pragmatic foundation for the discourse ethics as a means that should serve to handle and solve the problems of global ethical co-responsibi1i1ity for collective actions of mankind which cannot be solved by traditional (conventional) systems, and to eradicate egoistic parasitism and economical injustice. This can be aimed at as we restore our claim to universal validity of a transcendental-pragmatic (i.e. not purely formal) ethics of co-responsibility, justice and solidarity according to the principles of an ideal communication community (albeit for the time being mainly through activating worldwide networks of dialogues and conferences).