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  1. Adoption Theologically Considered.Stephen G. Post - 1997 - Journal of Religious Ethics 25 (1):149-168.
    The "new family" of disciples was formed by faith and commitment and included those who had traditionally been outsiders. Similarly, Christian ethics can support the bonding in covenant love of nonbiological families brought together by sometimes painful circumstances that can be redeemed by their actions. While the Christian tradition is supportive of the idea that birth parents should rear their children, it also relativizes the biological family by adding meaning to adoption. This is a creative tension.
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  • In Defence of Ubuntu.Moeketsi Letseka - 2012 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 31 (1):47-60.
    The article defends ubuntu against the assault by Enslin and Horsthemke (Comp Educ 40(4):545–558, 2004 ). It challenges claims that the Africanist/Afrocentrist project, in which the philosophy of ubuntu is central, faces numerous problems, involves substantial political, moral, epistemological and educational errors, and should therefore not be the basis for education for democratic citizenship in the South African context. The article finds coincidence between some of the values implicit in ubuntu and some of the values that are enshrined in the (...)
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  • A Long Walk to Citizenship: Morality, Justice and Faith in the Aftermath of Apartheid.Sharlene Swartz - 2006 - Journal of Moral Education 35 (4):551-570.
    Numerous initiatives, such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Race and Values in Education process of the Department of Education, the government-initiated Moral Regeneration Movement and the pervasive indigenous African philosophy of ubuntu have, over the past twelve years since South Africa's transition to democracy, contributed materially to reforming and renewing the concepts of citizenship and morality in South Africa. Central to this debate have been issues of socio-economic justice for the vast majority of her historically disadvantaged citizens; a (...)
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  • World Poverty and Human Rights.Thomas Pogge - 2002 - Ethics and International Affairs 19 (1):1-7.
    Despite a high and growing global average income, billions of human beings are still condemned to lifelong severe poverty, with all its attendant evils of low life expectancy, social exclusion, ill health, illiteracy, dependency, and effective enslavement. This problem is solvable, despite its magnitude.
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  • Ubuntu as a Moral Theory and Human Rights in South Africa.Thaddeus Metz - 2011 - African Human Rights Law Journal 11 (2):532-559.
    There are three major reasons that ideas associated with ubuntu are often deemed to be an inappropriate basis for a public morality. 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 a 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 construct a (...)
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  • The Instability of Freedom as Noninterference: The Case of Isaiah Berlin.Philip Pettit - 2011 - Ethics 121 (4):693-716.
    In Hobbes, freedom of choice requires nonfrustration: the option you prefer must be accessible. In Berlin, it requires noninterference: every option, preferred or unpreferred, must be accessible—every door must be open. But Berlin’s argument against Hobbes suggests a parallel argument that freedom requires something stronger still: that each option be accessible and that no one have the power to block access; the doors should be open, and there should be no powerful doorkeepers. This is freedom as nondomination. The claim is (...)
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  • Political Responsibility and Structural Injustice.Iris Marion Young - unknown
    This is the text of The Lindley Lecture for 2003, given by Iris Marion Young, an American philosopher.
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  • Afro-Communitarianism and the Nature of Reconciliation.Rianna Oelofsen - unknown
    In this dissertation I sketch a conception of personhood as understood from within an Afrocommunitarian worldview, and argue that this understanding of personhood has implications for understanding the concept of reconciliation. Understanding ‘being human’ as a collective, communal enterprise has implications for how responsibility, justice, forgiveness and humanization are conceptualized. In line with this understanding of reconciliation and its cognate concepts, I argue that the humanization of self and other is required for addressing the ‘inferiority’ and concurrent ‘superiority’ racial complexes (...)
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  • Reconciliation as a Political Value.Darrel Moellendorf - 2007 - Journal of Social Philosophy 38 (2):205–221.
  • Isaiah Berlin: Liberalism and Pluralism in Theory and Practice.Jason Ferrell - 2009 - Contemporary Political Theory 8 (3):295-316.
    One of the most pressing dilemmas of the moment concerns pluralism and the issue of justification: how does one defend a commitment to any particular position? The fear is that pluralism undercuts our ability to justify our moral and political views, and thereby leads to relativism. As I argue here, Isaiah Berlin provides an exemplary argument concerning the ties between pluralism and liberalism. Although Berlin admits there is no logical link between pluralism and liberalism, he nevertheless highlights plausible ties between (...)
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  • Anarchy is What States Make of It: The Social Construction of Power Politics.Alexander Wendt - 2000 - In Andrew Linklater (ed.), International Relations: Critical Concepts in Political Science. Routledge. pp. 6.