Moral Philosophy of Global Peace Essay
ABSTRACT: Global Peace is the summum bonum, so we must know its negative as well as positive meanings. Simultaneously peace must be understood in all its interrelated but theoretically differentiated dimensions as personal, social, national, international and global. Today, humankind is suffering from multidimensional crises such as terrorism, population-explosion, denial of human rights, economic inequality, racial discrimination, ideological extremism, religious intolerance, social injustice, ecological imbalance, consumerism, oppression of weak, etc. These peace-related issues compel us to lay down the fundamental principles of a radical global ethics that expects us to realize our roles and duties …show more content…
Peace must be understood in all its dimensions, theoretically differentiated as personal or mental peace i.e. the inner state of calm or tranquility, social peace i.e. the state of social justice and development. Peace at national level or national state of stability, progress and freedom from civil disorder. International peace or peace or peaceful relation among all nations, Global peace i.e. peaceful co-existence of all existent. Nevertheless practically " peace is indivisible and has to be global, if it has to be established on an enduring basis" (2) It must be global, because it is the foundation of the survival of mankind.
Mental peace reveals a state of unshakable quiet and composure, which is achieved through the inculcation of such creative virtues as friendliness, compassion, mercy, moderation, modesty, forgiveness, non-violence, love etc . Most of these virtues imply that "Peace carries with it a surpassing of personality" (3) or abandonment of egoism. It means that even the personal peace anticipates peaceful interpersonal relational relations . Now-a-days such personal peace is lacking, especially in those countries, which are in the grip of industrial consumerist culture, because it is very