Matolino’s misunderstanding of Menkiti’s African moral view of the person and community

@article{Ikuenobe2017MatolinosMO,
  title={Matolino’s misunderstanding of Menkiti’s African moral view of the person and community},
  author={P. Ikuenobe},
  journal={South African Journal of Philosophy},
  year={2017},
  volume={36},
  pages={553 - 567}
}
  • P. Ikuenobe
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • South African Journal of Philosophy
I provide an exposition of Ifeanyi Menkiti’s view of communal ethics in terms of his conception of moral personhood vis-à-vis community, in order to defend him specifically against Bernard Matolino’s criticisms. Matolino argues that Menkiti’s view of communitarianism is a metaphysical thesis about the essential ontological nature of the community as ontologically constitutive of personhood. He argues that this view is false because it cannot explain changes in modern Africa. I argue that… Expand
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