Towards a credible environmental ethics for Africa

a Tanzanian perspective
  • 264 Pages
  • 1.71 MB
  • English
s.n.] , [Nairobi?
StatementAidan G. Msafiri.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 264 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16386003M
ISBN 109966909532
LC Control Number2007381892

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Book Title: Towards a credible environmental ethics for Africa: A Tanzanian perspective Book cover: Author: Aidan G. Msafiri ISBN: Publisher: CUEA Publications (Kenya ) Review Title: Tanzanian Christian eco-ethics: Beyond ethics and theology Reviewer: Jean du Toit1 Affiliation: 1School of Philosophy and Ethics, North-West Author: Jean du Toit.

Against the background where environmental problems such as pollution, climate change, extinction of flora and fauna, and global warming are plain to see, it becomes useful to examine how African conceptions of environmental ethics could be understood in order to confront some of these problems facing the whole world.

This book will be of value to undergraduate students, graduate students and academics working in the area of African Philosophy, African Environmental Ethics. African Environmental Ethics Environmental Ethics in Africa African Ethics African Philosophy African Land Ethics Environmental Justice Secular Humanism in African Philosophy The Moral Status of Nature African Traditional Thought Ubuntu Environmental Ethics Animal Rights in Africa.

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TOWARDS AN AFRICAN-CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ETHIC. to nature particularly in the light of eco-spirituality and move towards African-Christian environmental ethics. In this book, Arvind Author: Nisbert Taringa. Ecofeminism, as a school of thought and theory in environmental ethics seeks to end all forms of oppressions, environmental inclusive.

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African Environmental Ethics, Indigenous Knowledge, and Environmental Challenges Article in Environmental ethics 37(4) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Workineh Kelbessa.

According to environmental ethics, humans are part of the natural community rather than managers of it. Such an ethic places limits on human activities such as uncontrolled resource use that may adversely affect the natural community.

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The purpose of this study is to scrutinize the indigenous environmental ethics of the Gedeo people, in Gedeo zone focusing on sage and elite informants on three randomly selected woredas (the administrative unit in Ethiopia which is above kebele and below zone).

It is assumed that the views of both sage and elite informants represents the indigenous environmental ethics of the Gedeo people Author: Tadie Degie Yigzaw.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. Environmental ethics is a branch of environmental philosophy that studies the ethical relationship between human beings and the environment. This field has given a new dimension to the topics of conservation of natural resources and protection of the environment.

For more information on environmental ethics, read this HelpSaveNature article. Workineh Kelbessa () ‘Indigenous and Modern Environmental Ethics: Towards Partnership’, in Gail Presbey et al. (eds) Thought and Practice in African Philosophy: Selected Papers of the Sixth Annual Conference of International Society for African Philosophy and Studies, pp.

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