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05/22/2017

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Jerry Green

There's some interesting work in pre-Conquest Aztec philosophy which was first brought to my attention my this: https://aeon.co/ideas/what-the-aztecs-can-teach-us-about-happiness-and-the-good-life

The relevant primary text is called 'The Florentine Codex', a 12 volume work by Bernardino de SahagĂșn. Bks 6, 8, and 10 are the most ethically relevant.

For secondary lit:
Burkhart (1989)The Slippery Earth: Nahua-Christian Moral Dialogue in Sixteenth-Century Mexico
Furst (1995) The Natural History of the Soul in Ancient Mexico
Gingerwich (1988) "Chipahuaecanemiliztli, the Puried Life' in the Discourses of the Florentine Codex, bk VI"
Leon-Portilla (1990) Aztec Thought and Culture
Lopez-Austin (1988) The Human Body and Ideology
Maffie (2001) "Why Care about Nexahualcoyotl"
Niccetelli (2002) Latin American Thought

Leon-Portilla's work is the place to start.

Jerry Green

Also some really cool stuff in African philosophy:
Ackah (1988) Akan Ethics
Brown (2004) African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives
Hallen (2000) The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
Ikuenobe, Polycarp (2006) Philosophical Perspectives on Communalism and Morality in African Traditions
Jeffers, Chike (2013) Listening to Ourselves: A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy
Kinoti (2010) African Ethics: Gikuyu Traditional Morality
Murove (2009) African Ethics: An Anthology of Comparative and Applied Ethics
Wiredu, Kwasi (1996) Cultural Universals and Particulars: An African Perspective
Wiredu (2004) A Companion to African Philosophy
Wiredu & Gyekye (1992) Person and Community

Malcolm Keating

Dan Bonevac and Stephen Phillips' Introduction to World Philosophy has a good selection in the ethics section: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/introduction-to-world-philosophy-9780195152319

It includes Indian, Chinese, Ancient Greek, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and African ethics.

More broadly, on ethics in Indian philosophy, there's a thread discussing what it is and how to teach it at the IPB (http://indianphilosophyblog.org/2015/08/09/ethics-in-classical-indian-philosophy/); as well, recently Nicolas Bonmarito talked about Buddhist ethics in 3AM magazine, and you might find that discussion interesting (http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/buddhist-ethics/) in thinking about the relationship between Buddhist ethics and Western ethics.

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