An Examination of Menkiti’s Conception of Personhood and Gyekye’s Critique

@inproceedings{Ikuenobe2018AnEO,
  title={An Examination of Menkiti’s Conception of Personhood and Gyekye’s Critique},
  author={P. Ikuenobe},
  year={2018}
}
This chapter provides an interpretation of Ifeanyi Menkiti’s normative conception of personhood and communalism, in order to use such interpretation as a backdrop for critically examining the criticisms by Kwame Gyekye. Menkiti’s account of communalism indicates that the community plays a significant role in shaping the normative nature of a person. However, Gyekye criticizes Menkiti’s view as a radical form of communitarianism, which implies that the community is ontologically constitutive of… Expand