African Social Ethics and the Global Ethical Challenge

Ayantayo J. Kehinde


The contemporary African continent and the world in general are confronted with various ethical challenges needing urgent attention. More often than not, such solutions are sought from Western ethical thought with little or nothing taken from traditional African ethical ideologies. This work explores ethical values inherent in African religion and its responses to global ethical challenges such as individualism, health, ethnicity, war, crime, and civil disobedience. However, the paper understands the problem of applying traditional mechanisms of social control given development in science and technology, and social change. Yet, the paper concludes that since many global ethical challenges have a cultural dimension, there should be place given to African Social ethics in the global ethical values project.

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