The Chewa Concept of Beauty and Meaning

  • Grivas Muchineripi Kayange
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 135)


The chapter focuses on the concept of beauty in an African setting. It builds on the general objective and subjective conceptions of beauty, and argues that Chichewa language shows preference towards a subjective conception. The chapter argues against the contention that the moral conception of beauty is representative of African understanding of beauty.


Beauty Objective beauty Ordinary language approach African philosophy Subjective beauty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grivas Muchineripi Kayange
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  1. 1.Chancellor CollegeUniversity of MalawiZombaMalawi

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