Toward an African Moral Theory

  title={Toward an African Moral Theory},
  author={Thaddeus Metz},
  journal={Journal of Political Philosophy},
  • Thaddeus Metz
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Political Philosophy
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, basic norm that is intended to account for what all permissible acts have in common as distinct from impermissible ones. By “African ethics” I mean values associated with the largely black and Bantu-speaking peoples residing in the sub-Saharan part of the continent, thereby excluding Islamic Arabs in… Expand