Osei, Joseph Books2011 0-7734-1377-4
This book constitutes a pioneering project aimed at constructing a conceptual framework for integrating the normative, conceptual, theoretical, and applied aspects of development within mainstream philosophy. The goal is not just to provide a morally sound code of ethics for the guidance of professionals, but to provide ethical justification for social and economic development in Third World countries.
Drawing on ancient and contemporary ethical theories, this book discusses how to improve the lives of people suffering from poverty, undernourishment, and underdevelopment. The goal of the book is to transform the Third World and the world at large into a more charitable, giving community of concerned and ethical citizens who take care of each other. The author attempts to lay the groundwork for a new philosophical sub-field - the Ethics of Development. He does this by turning to Kant, Aristotle, Plato, Rawls, Dewey, and Popper, who have all started to approach this subject in their work.