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    In Defence of an Autocentric Account of Ubuntu.Jason van Niekerk - 2007 - South African Journal of Philosophy 26 (4):364-368.
    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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    The Virtue of Gossip.Jason van Niekerk - 2008 - South African Journal of Philosophy 27 (4):400-412.
    The moral status of gossip is generally defined negatively from a Western perspective and, I argue, is or should be accorded a more positive role in African accounts of ethics. In a broadly communitarian vein, I argue that a characteristically Western approach to gossip is problematic – in that it casts a fundamental aspect of human life as moral wrongdoing, does not provide an adequate fit between wrongness and censure, and excludes significant morally positive values realised through gossip – and (...)
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    The Analytic Appeal of African Philosophy.Jason van Niekerk - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (4):516-525.