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UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Bewaji, John
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy
Article Title
If my people must go, they will have to find their way by themselves; Critical comments on Wim Van Binsbergen's Ubuntu and the Globalisation of Southern African Thought and Society
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South African Journal of Philosophy
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2003
Volume ID
22
Issue ID
4
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378-387
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Abstract
What follows is a discussion, in three parts, of the African concept of ubuntu and related issues. In the first part of the discussion J.A.I. Bewaji assesses an essay by W.M.J. van Binsbergen on Ubuntu and the Globalisation of Southern African Thought and Society (2001). In the second part Bewaji reviews M.B. Ramose's African Philosophy through Ubuntu (2002). And in the third part Ramose responds to both Bewaji and Van Binsbergen. Although Ramose disagrees with some of Bewaji's comments and interpretations – especially with regard to the thesis on which ubuntu is, according to the former, founded (i.e. “that ontology proper is a rheology”) – both Bewaji and Ramose agree that Van Binsbergen's critique of ubuntu philosophy, and specifically of Ramose's explication thereof, is untenable....
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