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Normative justification of a global ethic : a perspective from African philosophy

Author: Uchenna B Okeja
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2012.
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This book focuses on the normative questions raised by the postulation and declaration of a global ethic. Its scope covers the questions "why do we need a global ethic?", "what kind of global ethic do we need and what sort of normative justification does it imply?" The book considers the imperative of global ethic to be plausible because it demands consistency in the application of the rule or standard of moral  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Uchenna B Okeja
ISBN: 9780739176917 0739176919
OCLC Number: 1030347422
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Contents: DedicationAcknowledgmentsForeword (by Professor Bruce B. Janz)IntroductionChapter 1: On the Concept of a Global EthicChapter 2: The Contexts of the Normative JustificationChapter 3: The Concept and Development of African EthicsChapter 4: Reconstruction of the Global Ethic ProjectChapter 5: African Philosophy and the Normativity of a Global EthicChapter 6: Normativity Beyond Sympathetic Impartiality
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This book focuses on the normative questions raised by the postulation and declaration of a global ethic. Its scope covers the questions "why do we need a global ethic?", "what kind of global ethic do we need and what sort of normative justification does it imply?" The book considers the imperative of global ethic to be plausible because it demands consistency in the application of the rule or standard of moral behavior.

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