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That All May FlourishComparative Religious Environmental Ethics$
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Laura Hartman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190456023

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190456023.001.0001

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Relationality, Reciprocity, and Flourishing in an African Landscape

Relationality, Reciprocity, and Flourishing in an African Landscape

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(p.278) (p.279) 17 Relationality, Reciprocity, and Flourishing in an African Landscape
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That All May Flourish
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Michael Hannis

Sian Sullivan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190456023.003.0018

The chapter considers the environmental ethics underlying certain practices and beliefs observed in the course of field research with primarily ||Khao-a Dama people in west Namibia. ||Khao-a Dama perspectives embody a type of “relational environmental ethics” that refracts anthropocentric/ecocentric dichotomies, and is characterized by respect for, and reciprocity with, agency and intentionality as located in entities beyond the human (ancestors, spirits, animals, healing plants and rain). The chapter connects this worldview with contemporary environmental virtue ethics, arguing that it is compatible with a theoretical framework of “ecological eudaimonism” as a fitting response to a complex contemporary world of “wicked” environmental problems.

Keywords:   ||Khao-a Dama, Namibia, Aristotle, environmental ethics, virtue ethics, Michael Hannis, Sian Sullivan

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