This thing called communitarianism: A critical review of Matolino's Personhood in African Philosophy1

@article{Oyowe2015ThisTC,
  title={This thing called communitarianism: A critical review of Matolino's Personhood in African Philosophy1},
  author={O. A. Oyowe},
  journal={South African Journal of Philosophy},
  year={2015},
  volume={34},
  pages={504 - 515}
}
  • O. A. Oyowe
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • South African Journal of Philosophy
The subject of personal identity has received substantial treatment in contemporary African philosophy. Importantly, the dominant approach to personal identity is communitarian. Bernard Matolino's new book Personhood in African Philosophy enters into this discussion by way of contesting some of the assumptions underlying communitarian approaches. His own critical assessment leads him to what I believe is an unprecedented objection in the literature; the conclusion that communitarian… Expand
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