Bioethics: An African Perspective
Tangwa, Godfrey B.
Bioethics. 1996 Jul; 10(3): 183-200.
In this paper I have attempted to open a window on an African approach to Bioethics -- that of the Nso' of the Bamenda Highlands of Kamerun [Cameroon] -- from the vantage position of someone who has familiarity with both African and Western cultures. Because of its scientific-cum-technological sophistication and its proselytising character, Western culture, as well as Western systems of thought and practice, have greatly affected and influenced other cultures, particularly African culture. But Western culture, systems of thought and practice, have been highly impervious and immune to influences from other cultures, philosophies, systems of thought and practice, even where these might have been salutary and enriching to Western culture and systems. What I have here termed Nso'
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