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Animals and African ethics

Author: Kai Horsthemke
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Palgrave Macmillan animal ethics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"African ethics is primarily concerned with community and harmonious communal relationships. The claim is frequently made on behalf of African moral beliefs and customs that African society does not objectify and exploit nature and natural existents, unlike Western moral attitudes and practices. This book investigates whether this claim is correct by examining religious and philosophical thought, as well as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kai Horsthemke
ISBN: 9781137504043 1137504048
OCLC Number: 907194477
Description: xi, 187 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
Introduction. Ethics On The African Continent --
1. African Philosophy --
2. Religion And Ethics In Africa --
3. African Creation Myths And The Hierarchy Of Beings --
4. The African Ritual Of Animal Slaughter --
5. Traditional African Perceptions And Current Practices --
Taboos, Totemism And Spiritualism --
6. Ubuntu/ Botho/ Hunhu And Non-Human Animals --
7. Ukama And African Environmentalism --
8. Animals And The Law In East, West And Southern Africa --
9. Environmental Justice --
10. From Anthropocentrism Towards A Non-Speciesist Africa?
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan animal ethics series.
Responsibility: Kai Horsthemke.

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The claim is frequently made on behalf of African moral beliefs and practices that they do not objectify and exploit nature and natural existents like Western ethics does. This book investigates  Read more...

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