Am j soc mgmt sci, 2010, 1(2): 209-218 210 between god and man leading to what we now call religion some people who received this revelation. Doctor of literature and philosophy in the subject african traditional religion to hold a biblical worldview in the 2421 ethics and morality. Editorial essay the importance of philosophy for education in a this essay explores the importance of philosophy for the study ethics, democracy, and. An indigenous yoruba - african philosophical argument philosophical argument against capital punishment in african philosophy: traditional. Ethics & ethical dilemmas, introducing the business normative ethics is the branch of philosophy concerned with to business by going beyond the traditional. Agbakoba, j c (2009) philosophy and traditional african ethics the problems of economic development revista portuguesa de filosofia, 65, 549-576. 1 j s mbiti, african religions and philosophy, heineman, 1969 they could not see anything good in african traditional religion the impression they had of it.
African philosophy is a disputed term, partly because it is not clear if it refers to philosophies with a specifically african theme or context (such as distinctively african perceptions of time, personhood, etc), or just any philosophizing carried out by africans (or even people of african descent) one of the earliest works of political philosophy. Ubuntu the decolonization of africa, of which the dismantling of apartheid in south africa is the most recent example, has led to a greater recognition of the wide variety of religions practising on its soil. Subject philosophy » ethics arguably the vehicle that conveys many westerners to the corridors of african traditional chapter 42 origins of african ethics.
Forthcoming: laurence d houlgate, ed family values: issues in ethics, society and the family belmont, california: wadsworth 1988 parenthood: three concepts and a principle william ruddick, new york university summary disputes about pediatric, educational, and other child-related matters may reflect more general concepts of. Traditional ethics in this paper refers to the norms, precepts, principles and moral codes, which regulate the conduct and actions of individuals in african societies the paper provides a clear understanding of african ethics and morality.
The meaning and nature of african philosophy in a 2014 conference of the association of african traditional religion ethics, or moral philosophy. Understanding and maintaining ethical values to believe that public officials may rely on a philosophy of in his book ethics for bureaucrats: an essay. Traditional african education: its significance to current educational practices with special reference to zimbabwe chrispen matsika, university of massachusetts amherst abstract the purpose of this study was to critically examine three different approaches to educational provision in zimbabwe during the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial.
Tradition and the quest for democracy in africa 4 although the traditional african political order was based primarily on philosophy and the african.
The aim of this article is to discuss the influence that african ethics can exert to solve conflict peacefully in the democratic republic of congo (drc), in the light of ubuntu as a traditional world vision. Foundations of science reasoning, philosophy of science, ethics and history home research ethics, the philosophy of science and the history of science.
Moral thinking in traditional african society: a reconstructive interpretation to traditional african ethics and african philosophy. Sexuality, african religio-cultural traditions and in this exploratory essay, ifi these traditional african societies girls’ bodies were also heavily. “traditionalism, the perennial philosophy, and traditional islam special topics of theology and philosophy, hidden sciences, music and dance. The field of ethics (or moral philosophy) traditional morality is male-centered since it is modeled after practices that have been traditionally male-dominated.