Indigenous Oromo Morality as a Solution to Environmental Problems


Authors : Dasta Alamayo Kenea

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 10 - October

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The problem of environment has lately drawn attention from many philosophers which led to some of them starting to heavily criticize the existing Western Moralities for failing to address this problem and focusing too much on human being alone. As a solution to this problem, some thinkers proposed new model of morality, while some others suggested looking into indigenous moralities for a solution. This paper discusses and proposes Indigenous Morality of the Oromo of East Africa as a solution for this problem of environment the world is currently faced with. The paper starts off by highlighting concepts like Waaqa, Ayyaanaa and Safuu which are basic to the moral thought of the people, and then discusses in detail the moral relation between the people and the environment as a whole. After thoroughly discussing key concepts that make up Oromo environmental ethic, the author argues that this new perspective found in the Oromo environmental ethics can solve most, if not all, of the environmental problems of our time

Keywords : Safuu; Oromo Morality; Environmental Ethics; Indigenous Morality Oromo Environmental Ethics

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