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A report on Ubuntu

Author: Leonhard Praeg
Publisher: Scottsville, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2014.
Series: Thinking Africa.
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"Twenty years after the end of apartheid rule, the claim that democratic South Africa is founded on the 'spirit of law' (nomos) of our shared humanity is questionable, to say the least. Some would argue that all talk of Ubuntu (or African humanism) should be dismissed as a passing fad of an exhausted nationalism. But a different response to the present is possible, one that proceeds from a temporary suspension  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonhard Praeg
ISBN: 9781869142568 186914256X
OCLC Number: 873994370
Description: xiii, 305 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : three fragments --
A political economy of obligation --
African modes of writing and being --
African socialism --
The law : first epoché --
The law : second epoché --
Coda : in itself.
Series Title: Thinking Africa.
Responsibility: Leonhard Praeg.

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Twenty years after the end of apartheid rule, the claim that democratic South Africa is founded on the 'spirit of law' (nomos) of our shared humanity is questionable, to say the least. Some would  Read more...

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