In the name of of Allah the Merciful

Human Dignity in African Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Motsamai Molefe, 3030932168, 978-3030932169, 9783030932169, B09TQV5DFN, 978-3-030-93216-9, 978-3-030-93217-6

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English | 2022 | PDF

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This book throws a spotlight on the under-explored African perspective on the mercurial concept of human dignity. To do so, it employs two strategies. In the first instance, it considers African theories of human dignity: (1) vitality; (2) community; (3) Personhood. Secondly, it explores the plausibility of these theories by applying them to select applied ethics themes, specifically: animal ethics, disability ethics and euthanasia. The aim of this book is not to argue for the plausibility of these African theories, but to familiarize the global audience of philosophy, ethics and related disciplines (legal studies, sociology, bioethics and so on) with a neglected African perspective on this vital concept. The books is aimed at scholars of philosophy interested in non-European and specifically African perspective.