1st Edition

Africanizing African Legal Ethics

ISBN 9780367427085
Published December 5, 2019 by Routledge
136 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

This book is a philosophical inquiry into indigenous African legal ethics, asking what is African about African legal ethics?

Taking us beyond a geographical understanding of Africa, the author argues for an African legal ethics that is distinct from non-African African legal ethics which are rooted in Euro-Western constructions. De-silencing African voices on African legal ethics this book decolonizes the prevailing wisdom on legal ethics and broadens our understanding of how law in Africa bears on ethics in Africa or, conversely, on how ethics bears on law in Africa.

This book will be of interest to scholars of African philosophy, philosophy of law, and legal ethics.

Table of Contents

Introduction.  1 Thinking about African African legal ethics.  2 The African in African African legal ethics.  3 African African jurisprudence in African African legal ethics.  4 African African legal ethics as an expression of African African culture.  5 African African legal ethics: a crisis of orientation.  Conclusion.

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John Murungi is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Towson University, USA.