African Communitarian Ethic: The Basis for the Moral Conscience and Autonomy of the Individual: Igbo Culture as a Case Study

African Communitarian Ethic: The Basis for the Moral Conscience and Autonomy of the Individual: Igbo Culture as a Case Study

von Ferdinand Chukwuagozie Ezekwonna
Taschenbuch - 9783039107698
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Beschreibung

One of the controversial issues in theology in the contemporary, modern world is the issue of moral autonomy. Who determines what is moral and ethical? What part do the individual and the community respectively play in this regard? In this book the author explores and analyses the position of the individual in an African community. This research aims to be a pointer to other ethical, political and social systems in the world to dialogue with African ethics. On the one hand, the author proposes to the Western world, which is becoming more and more individualistic and is trying to get rid of old traditional values, to review some of its present ethics and cultural values. On the other hand, he suggests to the African world to re-examine its present cultural practices, to reconsider and appreciate some good cultural values handed down to them by their ancestors and also to take cognisance of the emerging world ethical realities.

Details

Verlag Peter Lang
Ersterscheinung Juli 2005
Maße 226 mm x 154 mm x 17 mm
Gewicht 403 Gramm
Format Taschenbuch
ISBN-13 9783039107698
Auflage Nicht bekannt
Seiten 267

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