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African ethics : Gĩkũyũ traditional morality

Author: H W Kinoti; G Wakuraya Wanjohi; G J Wanjohi
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2010.
Series: Studien zur interkulturellen Philosophie, 19.
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Kinoti, H.W. (Hannah W.).
African ethics.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2010
(OCoLC)669910301
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H W Kinoti; G Wakuraya Wanjohi; G J Wanjohi
ISBN: 9789042030893 9042030895
OCLC Number: 671237917
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction. Rationale for the study ; Description of the literature ; The various groups interviewed --
The cultural setting. Gĩnkũyũ society in the pre-colonial period ; Changes that have occurred in Gĩnkũyũ society since the 1880s --
Honesty (wĩhokeku). Views of early writers ; What is honesty? ; Honesty in modern times ; Conclusion --
Generosity (Ũtaana). Views of early writers ; What is generosity? (ũtuuna) ; The ideal practice of generosity ; Why generosity is valued ; Traditional ways of enforcing generosity ; Generosity in modern times ; Conclusion --
Justice (Kĩhooto). Views of early writers ; What is justice? ; Reward and punishment ; Forgiveness, atonement and restoration ; Younger generations' understanding of justice ; Justice in modern times ; Conclusion --
Courage (ũcamba). Views of early writers ; Who is a courageous person? ; Incentives to courage ; Conclusion --
Temperance (wĩkindĩria). Views of early writers ; Temperance as abstention (kwĩhinga) ; Temperance as self-control (gwĩthima) ; Temperance as caution (wĩmenyereri) ; Temperance as steadfastness (ũkirĩrĩria) ; Temperance in modern times ; Factors influencing ideas about temperance ; Conclusion --
General conclusion.
Series Title: Studien zur interkulturellen Philosophie, 19.
Responsibility: Hannah Wangeci Kinoti ; edited by G. Wakuraya Wanjohi ; with the assistance of Gerald J. Wanjohi.

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