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Toward an African Moral Theory
IN the literature on African ethics, one finds relatively little that consists of normative theorization with regard to right action, that is, the articulation and justification of a comprehensive,Expand
Ubuntu as a Moral Theory and Human Rights in South Africa
There are three major reasons why ideas associated with ubuntu are often deemed to be an inappropriate basis for a public morality in today's South Africa. One is that they are too vague; a second isExpand
The African ethic of Ubuntu/Botho: implications for research on morality
In this article we provide a theoretical reconstruction of sub‐Saharan ethics that we argue is a strong competitor to typical Western approaches to morality. According to our African moral theory,Expand
Ubuntu as a Moral Theory: Reply to Four Critics
Abstract In this article, I respond to questions about, and criticisms of, my article “Toward an African Moral Theory” that have been put forth by Allen Wood, Mogobe Ramose, Douglas Farland and JasonExpand
An African Theory of Moral Status: A Relational Alternative to Individualism and Holism
The dominant conceptions of moral status in the English-speaking literature are either holist or individualist, neither of which accounts well for widespread judgments that: animals and humans bothExpand
The Motivation for “Toward an African Moral Theory”
Abstract Here I introduce the symposium issue of the South African Journal of Philosophy that is devoted to critically analysing my article “Toward an African Moral Theory.” In that article, I useExpand
Meaning in Life: An Analytic Study
PART 1: MEANING AS ONE PART OF A GOOD LIFE PART 2: SUPERNATURALIST THEORIES OF MEANING IN LIFE PART 3: NATURALIST THEORIES OF MEANING IN LIFE
African and Western moral theories in a bioethical context.
  • Thaddeus Metz
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Developing world bioethics
  • 1 April 2010
TLDR
The aim is to help rectify this deficiency by first spelling out a moral theory grounded in the mores of many sub-Saharan peoples, and then applying it to some major bioethical issues, namely, the point of medical treatment, free and informed consent, standards of care and animal experimentation. Expand
Human Dignity, Capital Punishment, and an African Moral Theory: Toward a New Philosophy of Human Rights
In this article I spell out a conception of dignity grounded in African moral thinking that provides a plausible philosophical foundation for human rights, focusing on the particular human right notExpand
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