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A short story by Ghana’s Ama Ata Aidoo offers a view of humanity’s place in the world

A short story by Ghana’s Ama Ata Aidoo offers a view of humanity’s place in the world

IN recent years, philosophers and other thinkers have been rethinking how we see humanity and its place in the world. One reason for this change in thinking has been climate change: it has made humans realise that our actions have large and irreversible consequences. Many ideologies, religions and philosophies see humans as being at the centre of existence on earth, or as the rulers or stewards of all other life on the planet. But climate change forces us to realise that such a view of humans is precisely what might lead to the destruction of the world. Author BIBI BURGER,…
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