In Defence of an Autocentric Account of Ubuntu

South African Journal of Philosophy 26 (4):364-368 (2007)

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Jason Van Niekerk
University of Witwatersrand
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This response to Thaddeus Metz's “Toward an African Moral Theory” engages with his discussion of an autocentric, or “self-development” account of ubuntu as a morally normative theory. It is argued that an autocentric ubuntu, sharing certain strategies available to eudaimonist ethics, is both more plausible and more attractive than Metz suggests, particularly in that it engages directly with the immoralist. South African Journal of Philosophy Vol. 26 2007: pp. 364-368
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