By Omedi Ochieng
What makes for reliable societies and reliable lives in an international international? during this landmark paintings of political and moral philosophy, Omedi Ochieng deals a thorough reassessment of a millennia-old query. He does so by way of providing a stringent critique of either North Atlantic and African philosophical traditions, which he argues spread visions of the nice lifestyles which are characterised by way of idealism, moralism, and parochialism. yet instead of easily opposing those wrong visions of the nice lifestyles along with his personal set of different prescriptions, Ochieng argues that it really is seriously vital to step again and comprehend the stakes of the query. these stakes, he indicates, are to be came upon basically via a social ontology – a accomplished and in-depth account of the political, fiscal, and cultural buildings that mark the limits and bounds of existence within the twenty-first century. it is just in mild of this social ontology that Ochieng then proffers another normative account of the great society and the nice lifestyles – which he spells out as emergent from ecological embeddedness; social entanglement; embodied come upon; and aesthetic engenderment. right now sweeping and rigorous, incisive and refined, unique and revisionary, this publication does greater than simply attract intellectuals and students around the humanities and social sciences – relatively, it opens up the educational disciplines to a complete new panorama of exploration into the largest and such a lot urgent questions animating the human adventure.
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Groundwork for the Practice of the Good Life: Politics and Ethics at the Intersection of North Atlantic and African Philosophy (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought) by Omedi Ochieng