Political Correctness—Between Fiction and Social Reality
1. On the Path to a New Global Ethos—From Ideology to Utopia
- the idea of a future global ethos requires linguistic justification;
- such a project can be exposed only in the form of utopia;
- theoretical value of utopia consists in disclosure of an alternative model of political correctness which:
- does not give rise to linguistic exclusion of the third person of verb conjugation but on the contrary, it gives them voice;
- emphasizes the idea that projecting of a new global ethos requires a shift of attention from terminological to narrative level;
- takes into consideration the role of works of art, which—contrary to ideological anonymity—are always a product of an author’s individuality;
- identifies mechanisms for overcoming social exclusion by focusing on functional, rather than substantive, ideas for society;
- overcomes anonymity of previous practices of creating a politically correct vocabulary based on instrumental views of language.
2. The Failed Model of Multiculturalism and the Crises of Political Correctness
3. Criticism of Political Correctness
3.1. Political Correctness and the Development of Language
3.2. Semantic Problems
3.3. Political Correctness and the Mass Media
4. Criticism of Philosophical Argumentation of Political Correctness
4.1. Disadvantages of Linguistic Reasoning
4.2. Linguistic Relativity and Ethical Universalia
5. A Possible Way of Overcoming the Exclusion of the Other
5.1. Personal Pronouns Model
5.2. Presentation of Narrative Identity in Art
5.3. Translator–Foreigner as a Regulative Idea for Political Correctness
5.4. Ethical Virtues and Verb’s Conjugation
“With dignity an “I” refers to the self; with care—to a singular or plural “you”, i.e., to beings one relates to by reciprocity and a possible change of roles… and in the end, a spiritual activity is directed to more or less of them who however keep their anonymity and do not appear as participants in a present dialogue anymore. In this sense, virtues can be just three as the number of persons of a verb’s conjugation. It suggests a double relation between ethics and communication”.
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