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The end of ubuntu
Since the advent of democracy in South Africa, there has been a concerted effort at reviving the notion of ubuntu. Variously conceived, it is seen as the authentic African ethical concept, a way ofExpand
Radicals versus Moderates: A Critique of Gyekye’s Moderate Communitarianism
Abstract The communitarian conception of person is a widely accepted view in African thought. Kwame Gyekye thinks there is a distinction between what he calls radical communitarianism and his ownExpand
A Response to Eze’s critique of Wiredu’s consensual democracy
Abstract The question of what political system best suites post colonial/independent African states remain alive and ever more pertinent particularly in the face of failed attempts atExpand
The Nature of Opposition in Kwasi Wiredu's Democracy by Consensus
Kwasi Wiredu has argued that democracy by consensus, unlike majoritarian democracy, posits a political system that is not characterised by competition for power between political parties. WhileExpand
Tempels’ Philosophical Racialism
Abstract Placide Tempels’ Bantu Philosophy has largely been met with hostility from African philosophers. Whilst Tempels intended to show that the Bantu were not only capable of thinking, but alsoExpand
The (Mal) Function of "it" in Ifeanyi Menkiti's Normative Account of Person
The prominent African philosopher Ifeanyi Menkiti is of the view that the African conception of personhood is decidedly communitarian. He argues, however, that although there are various ways ofExpand
A response to Metz's reply on the end of ubuntu
Thaddeus Metz argues against our position that ubuntu has reached its end. He rejects our recommendation that ubuntu both as a way of life and as an ethical theory must be jettisoned as it is noExpand
The concept of person in African political philosophy : an analytical and evaluative study.
this or that feature of the lone individual and then proceed to make it the defining or essential characteristic which entities aspiring to the description “man” must have, the African view of manExpand
Ending party cleavage for a better polity: is Kwasi Wiredu’s non-party polity a viable alternative to a party polity?
Africa’s current democratic outlook is a relic of the crowning vestige bequeathed by the colonial metropolis as a sign of the African’s attainment of political freedom. As if to suggest that at theExpand