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The Resource African indigenous ethics in global bioethics : interpreting Ubuntu, Leonard Tumaini Chuwa

African indigenous ethics in global bioethics : interpreting Ubuntu, Leonard Tumaini Chuwa

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African indigenous ethics in global bioethics : interpreting Ubuntu
Title
African indigenous ethics in global bioethics
Title remainder
interpreting Ubuntu
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Tumaini Chuwa
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book educates whilst also challenging the contemporary schools of thought within philosophical and religious ethics. In addition, it underlines the fact that the substance of ethics in general and bioethics/healthcare ethics specifically, is much more expansive and inclusive than is usually thought. Bioethics is a relatively new academic discipline. However, ethics has existed informally since before the time of Hippocrates. The indigenous culture of African peoples has an ethical worldview which predates the western discourse. This indigenous ethical worldview has been orally transmitted over centuries. The earliest known written African text containing some concepts and content of ethics is the Declaration of Innocence written in 1500 B.C., found in an Egyptian text. Ubuntu is an example of African culture that presents an ethical worldview. This work interprets the culture of Ubuntu to explain the contribution of a representative indigenous African ethics to global bioethics. Many modern scholars have written about the meaning of Ubuntu for African societies over centuries. Some scholars have viewed Ubuntu as the greatest contribution of African cultures to other world cultures. None of the scholars, however has explored the culture of Ubuntu as providing a representative indigenous ethics that can contribute to global bioethics as discussed in this book
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GW5XE
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Chuwa, Leonard Tumaini
Dewey number
174.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Advancing Global Bioethics
Series volume
volume 1
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  • Bioethics
  • Ubuntu (Philosophy)
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African indigenous ethics in global bioethics : interpreting Ubuntu, Leonard Tumaini Chuwa
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn872563220
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Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
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online
Isbn
9789401786256
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-94-017-8625-6
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)872563220
Label
African indigenous ethics in global bioethics : interpreting Ubuntu, Leonard Tumaini Chuwa
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn872563220
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401786256
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-8625-6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872563220

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