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African/Africana Philosophy

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  1. added 2014-12-23
    Thaddeus Metz (2015). African Ethics and Journalism Ethics: News and Opinion in Light of Ubuntu. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 30 (2).
    In this article, I address some central issues in journalism ethics from a fresh perspective, namely, one that is theoretical and informed by values salient in sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing on a foundational moral theory with an African pedigree, which is intended to rival Western theories such as Kantianism and utilitarianism, I provide a unified account of an array of duties of various agents with respect to the news/opinion media. I maintain that the ability of the African moral theory to plausibly (...)
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  2. added 2014-11-06
    Thaddeus Metz (forthcoming). An African Egalitarianism: Bringing Community to Bear on Equality. In George Hull (ed.), The Equal Society. Rowman & Littlefield.
    I consider what prima facie attractive communitarian ethical perspectives salient among indigenous African peoples entail for distributive justice within a state, and I argue that they support a form of economic egalitarianism that differs in several important ways from varieties common in contemporary Anglo-American political philosophy. In particular, the sort of economic egalitarianism I advance rivals not only luck-oriented variants from the likes of Ronald Dworkin, G. A. Cohen and theorists inspired by them such as Richard Arneson, Carl Knight and (...)
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