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Ethics and time : ethos of temporal orientation in politics and religion of the Niger Delta

Author: Nimi Wariboko
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010.
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Ethics and Time investigates how temporal orientation influence social-ethics. Re-conceptualizing temporal orientation as the production of new temporalities that allow humans to manifest their potentialities and creatively resist obstacles that impede their flourishing, it shows how a social group's orientation to time frames, informs, and drives its politics and religion. It uses an African culture as a practical  Read more...
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Wariboko, Nimi, 1962-
Ethics and time.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010
(DLC) 2010026993
(OCoLC)650219928
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nimi Wariboko
ISBN: 9780739150306 0739150308
OCLC Number: 699510430
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 178 pages)
Contents: Creating time gaps --
Chiefs : subjects to freedom --
Imagination : source of self and religion --
Apocalypticism : the struggle for a relevant future --
Temporal orientation and philosophy of history --
The virtue of time --
Kairos and economic development.
Responsibility: Nimi Wariboko.

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Ethics and Time investigates how temporal orientation influence social-ethics. Re-conceptualizing temporal orientation as the production of new temporalities that allow humans to manifest their potentialities and creatively resist obstacles that impede their flourishing, it shows how a social group's orientation to time frames, informs, and drives its politics and religion. It uses an African culture as a practical case study to concretely illustrate the form and dynamics of the interconnections.

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