Modernity and Environmental Degradation in Africa: Evidence from Rural and Urban Nigeria

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January 28, 2022

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Kolawole A. Owolabi, « Modernity and Environmental Degradation in Africa: Evidence from Rural and Urban Nigeria », Institut français de recherche en Afrique, ID : 10.4000/books.ifra.3622


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How has the anthropocentric tendency of modern culture eroded the sense of moral responsibility of the African people toward the natural environment? By modernity, we mean the socio-cultural setting that emerged as a result of the scientific achievements and the humanistic turn that the intellectual world witnessed during the modem epoch. Modernity as a culture is, therefore, the product of various intellectual positions and has developed certain socio-cultural characteristics which are inter...

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