An African Philosophy of Personhood, Morality, and Politics

  • Motsamai┬áMolefe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Motsamai Molefe
    Pages 1-16
  3. Motsamai Molefe
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  4. Motsamai Molefe
    Pages 37-69
  5. Motsamai Molefe
    Pages 71-92
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 173-179

About this book


This book explores the salient ethical idea of personhood in African philosophy. It is a philosophical exposition that pursues the ethical and political consequences of the normative idea of personhood as a robust or even foundational ethical category. Personhood refers to the moral achievements of the moral agent usually captured in terms of a virtuous character, which have consequences for both morality and politics. The aim is not to argue for the plausibility of the ethical and political consequences of the idea of personhood. Rather, the book showcases some of the moral-political content and consequences of the account it presents.


Menkiti Gyekye MacNaughton Tshivhase Wiredu Kylimcka

Authors and affiliations

  • Motsamai┬áMolefe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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