Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: A Study in Classical African Ethics [NOOK Book]

Overview

This work is a critical examination of Maat, the moral ideal in ancient Egypt. It seeks to present Maat in the language of modern moral discourse while at the same time preserving and building on its distinctiveness as a moral ideal capable of inspiring and maintaining ethical philosophic reflection.
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Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: A Study in Classical African Ethics

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Overview

This work is a critical examination of Maat, the moral ideal in ancient Egypt. It seeks to present Maat in the language of modern moral discourse while at the same time preserving and building on its distinctiveness as a moral ideal capable of inspiring and maintaining ethical philosophic reflection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135937669
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Series: African Studies
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Maulana Karenga is professor and chair of the Department of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He is also chair of the President's Task Force on Multicultural Education and Campus Diversity at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Karenga holds two Ph.D.'s; his first in political science with focus on the theory and practice of nationalism (United States International University) and his second in social ethics with a focus on the classical African ethics of ancient Egypt (University of Southern California).

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface
Foreword
Ch. 1 The Maatian Ideal: A Conceptual Framework 3
Ch. 2 The Maatian Ideal: From the Old Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom 29
Ch. 3 The Maatian Ideal: From the New Kingdom to the Late Period 77
Ch. 4 Maatian Theology: The Declarations of Innocence 135
Ch. 5 Maatian Ontology 175
Ch. 6 Maatian Anthropology 215
Ch. 7 The Way of Worthiness 263
Ch. 8 Worthiness Before People 311
Ch. 9 Worthiness Before Nature 381
Ch. 10 Conclusion 407
Abbreviations 411
References 413
Index 449
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