Applied Ethics and HIV/AIDS in Africa A Philosophical Discourse (Second Ed)



This book embodies the author’s philosophical treatment of various aspects of the HIV/AIDS pademic in critical juxtaposition with various ethical theories. He believes that every right action, whether against HIV/AIDS, or in any other context, can only emerge out of right thinking and authentic inspiration.

Prof. Chukwu is to be commended for writing as a moral philosopher about a practical problem of extremely serious proportions. It could hardly be a more timely and necessary study. Amidst all the discouragement associated with HIV/AIDS in Africa, it is good to have an African scholar bringing his expertise to bear on the matter [Prof. R. Neville Richardson, Professor of Theological Ethics, University of Natal, South Africa].

Prof. Chukwu (in this book) provides a look into the manner in which applied ethics might be brought to bear on the scourge of the twenty-first century…. Prof. Chukwu has taken his challenge and offered what might be considered a prolegomenon of sorts……..Read the text and make your assessment [Prof. Anthony B. Pinn, Professor of Religious Studies, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA].

… a valuable contribution in the search for solutions to the AIDS scourge in a continent hard-hit by its effects. It is a good example of the need for honest dialogue in tackling the problem globally, and particularly in Africa [Prof. P.K. Oyebanji, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria].

Prof Cletus N. Chukwu received his doctorate in India in 1993 on his dissertation Karl Jaspers’ Philosophy of Existence. He has been teaching since 1996 in the Department of Philosophy, Religion and Theology at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. His earlier works include Global Peace (Trident, 1995), Introduction to Philosophy in an African Perspective (Zapf Chancery, 2002) and Karl Jaspers’ Philosophy of Existence: Insights For Our Time (Zapf Chancery, 2011) in addition to chapters in other books. Prof Chukwu, a Kenyan, met Dr. Rosebella Cheptoo Chukwu in India. The couple got married and have three children.


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