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Ethics and Time: Ethos of Temporal Orientation in Politics and Religion of the Niger Delta (Hardback)

Nimi Wariboko

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ISBN 10: 0739150286 / ISBN 13: 9780739150283
Edité par Lexington Books, United States, 2010
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Ethics and Time investigates how temporal orientation influence social-ethics. Re-conceptualizing temporal orientation as the production of new temporalities that allow humans to manifest their potentialities and creatively resist obstacles that impede their flourishing, it shows how a social group s orientation to time frames, informs, and drives its politics and religion. It uses an African culture as a practical case study to concretely illustrate the form and dynamics of the interconnections. N° de réf. du libraire ANB9780739150283

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Titre : Ethics and Time: Ethos of Temporal ...

Éditeur : Lexington Books, United States

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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Ethics and Time attempts to locate ethical thinking within the response to the questions raised by temporal orientation. Time is the matrix and Moloch of social life and, for the purpose of this book, the starting point for ethical reflection. Nimi Wariboko boldly attempts to reconceptualize temporal orientation and begin a new discussion of time and ethics, using the creative synthesis of ethology, political philosophy, sociological, and intercultural perspectives. Most academic discourse contextualizes temporal orientation in terms of either “times of origin” and time preference. Wariboko identifies a third option, developing the theory and methodology that render it an object of ethical analysis and liberatory thought. He suggests that temporal orientation is the production of new temporalities that allow humans to manifest their potentialities and creatively resist obstacles that impede their thriving. Wariboko liberates the notion and habit of temporal orientation from excessive concern with conservatism and utilitarianism, showing how ethicists can use the theory of temporal orientation to question all present temporal conditions in the name of freedom.

About the Author:

Nimi Wariboko is Katherine B. Stuart Professor of Christian Ethics at the Andover Newton Theological School.

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