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The African Ethic of Ubuntu - 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology

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Thaddeus Metz
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Abstract

The word “ubuntu” is from some southern African languages and it literally means “humanness.” To have ubuntu is to be a person who is living a genuinely human way of life, whereas to lack ubuntu is to be missing human excellence. Black people indigenous to Africa commonly believe that one’s basic aim in life should be to exhibit ubuntu, which is done by prizing communal relationships with other people. This essay reviews this concept and how it informs both the good life and how to act morally.

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1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology

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9.10.2019

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