UBUNTU AS A MORAL THEORY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICA/UBUNTU COMO UMA TEORIA MORAL E OS DIREITOS HUMANOS NA ÁFRICA DO SUL

@inproceedings{Metz2011UBUNTUAA,
  title={UBUNTU AS A MORAL THEORY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICA/UBUNTU COMO UMA TEORIA MORAL E OS DIREITOS HUMANOS NA {\'A}FRICA DO SUL},
  author={Thaddeus Metz},
  year={2011}
}
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 is that they fail to acknowledge the value of individual freedom; and a third is that they fit traditional, small-scale culture more than a modern, industrial society. In this article, I provide a philosophical interpretation of ubuntu that is not vulnerable to these three objections. Specifically, I… CONTINUE READING

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