The Logical Connection of Ethical Consciousness and Sustainable Development

Jameson Kurasha


For the last 20 years Zimbabwe has been on the top 10 of the most literate nations in Africa. For the past 2 years the
literacy rate is 96% which is the highest on the continent. If literacy and education had a correlation with business
why is it that our manufacturing sector is operating at 30%? Why is our railway system operating at 40%? Why
has public transport system practically died in urban areas? Why has development nose dived since 1996? In this
philosophical investigation the researcher used case method to define innovation and sustainable development.
The cases were purposefully selected to demonstrate where we can logically talk about development especially in
economic, educational, and spiritual institutions than in natural entities where the primary agent is evolution. The
problems relating to development were identified and it was discovered that most of them were moral and most of us
are offenders because unlike in literacy, we are oblivious or unaware of moral problems. Case 3 is used to illustrate the
problem. A recommendation for collective moral education is suggested. Philosophical and psychological literature
available deals with educational development and most of the literature available on development in the post colonial
era are not from philosophical and moral perspectives. This paper does what philosophical treatise do to “assemble
reminders” and to promote wisdom.


Ethics; Sustainable Development; Logical Connection

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