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The Resource African philosophy and environmental conservation, edited by Jonathan O. Chimakonam

African philosophy and environmental conservation, edited by Jonathan O. Chimakonam

Label
African philosophy and environmental conservation
Title
African philosophy and environmental conservation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jonathan O. Chimakonam
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation is about the unconcern for, and marginalisation of, the environment in African philosophy. The issue of the environment is still very much neglected by governments, corporate bodies, academics and specifically, philosophers in the sub-Saharan Africa. The entrenched traditional world-views which give a place of privilege to?one thing over the other, as for example men over women, is the same attitude that privileges humans over the environment. This culturally embedded orientation makes it difficult for stake holders in Africa to identify and confront the modern day challenges posed by the neglect of the environment. In a continent where deep-rooted cultural and religious practices, as well as widespread ignorance, determine human conduct towards the environment, it becomes difficult to curtail much less overcome the threats to our environment. It shows that to a large extent, the African cultural privileging of men over women and of humans over the environment somewhat exacerbates and makes the environmental crisis on the continent intractable. For example, it raises the challenging puzzle as to why women in Africa are the ones to plant the trees and men are the ones to fell them. Contributors address these salient issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives, demonstrating what African philosophy could do to ameliorate the marginalisation which the theme of environment suffers on the continent. Philosophy is supposed to teach us how to lead the good life in all its forms; why is it failing in this duty in Africa specifically where the issue of environment is concerned?This book which trail-blazes the field of African Philosophy and Environmental Ethics will be of great interest to students and scholars of Philosophy, African philosophy, Environmental Ethics and Gender Studies."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Dewey number
179/.1/096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Chimakonam, Jonathan O.,
Series statement
Routledge explorations in environmental studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental sciences
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmental ethics
  • Human ecology
  • Philosophy, African
  • Africa
Label
African philosophy and environmental conservation, edited by Jonathan O. Chimakonam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; Preface; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: should African philosophers care about the sub-Saharan environment?; 1 Peripherality and non-philosophy in African philosophy: Womanist philosophy, environmental philosophy and other provocations; 2 Gaia hypothesis from an African perspective; 3 How to ground animal rights on African values: a constructive approach; 4 An African account of the moral obligation to preserve biodiversity
  • 5 Transformation of urban space in South-West Nigeria, 2011 to present: ethical issues in development and aesthetics; 6 Animal rights vs. animal care ethics: interrogating the relationship to non-human animals in Yorùbá culture; 7 Women and the environment in Africa; 8 Women's identities in African environmental ethics: a conversational approach; 9 Ohanife: an account of the ecosystem based on the African notion of relationship; 10 Hermeneutics of trees in an African context: enriching the understanding of the environment "for the common heritage of humankind."
  • 11 Global warming as an ontological boomerang effect: towards a philosophical rescue from the African place; 12 Laudato Si and the ecological crisis; 13 Catalysing climate change action in Nigeria: moderate anthropocentrism and the African perspective of the cosmos; 14 Zimbabwe's environmental crisis: questioning ubuntu?; 15 Exploring the African traditional belief systems (totems and taboos) in natural resources conservation and management in Ghana
Control code
on1004350795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351583275
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004350795
Label
African philosophy and environmental conservation, edited by Jonathan O. Chimakonam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; Preface; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: should African philosophers care about the sub-Saharan environment?; 1 Peripherality and non-philosophy in African philosophy: Womanist philosophy, environmental philosophy and other provocations; 2 Gaia hypothesis from an African perspective; 3 How to ground animal rights on African values: a constructive approach; 4 An African account of the moral obligation to preserve biodiversity
  • 5 Transformation of urban space in South-West Nigeria, 2011 to present: ethical issues in development and aesthetics; 6 Animal rights vs. animal care ethics: interrogating the relationship to non-human animals in Yorùbá culture; 7 Women and the environment in Africa; 8 Women's identities in African environmental ethics: a conversational approach; 9 Ohanife: an account of the ecosystem based on the African notion of relationship; 10 Hermeneutics of trees in an African context: enriching the understanding of the environment "for the common heritage of humankind."
  • 11 Global warming as an ontological boomerang effect: towards a philosophical rescue from the African place; 12 Laudato Si and the ecological crisis; 13 Catalysing climate change action in Nigeria: moderate anthropocentrism and the African perspective of the cosmos; 14 Zimbabwe's environmental crisis: questioning ubuntu?; 15 Exploring the African traditional belief systems (totems and taboos) in natural resources conservation and management in Ghana
Control code
on1004350795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351583275
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004350795

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