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Southern Hemisphere Theories of Ethics
Southern hemisphere theories of ethics

The fourth section covers Southern Hemisphere theories of ethics, including Pan-African ethics and Hispanic or Latin American ethics. Latin American ethics is the focus of Chapter 14. There are numerous influences on Latin American ethics; these include natural law, African ethics, Judaism ethics, and the beliefs of indigenous people, e.g., Aztecs, Mayans, etc. (Zea, Mason, & Murguia, 2000). Despite the different views within Latin American ethics, an underlying principle is the balance between the individual, the family, the community, and the environment (Foster, 1960). Zea et al. (2000) noted that disharmony among these entities results in problems.

The last chapter addressing an ethical theory, Chapter 15, is on Pan-African ethics. Pan-African ethics may be understood initially in ...

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