Answer to Question #225152 in Law for Norms

Question #225152
Philosophies of gyeke and menkiti
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2021-08-16T10:14:02-0400

Gyekye challenges the view that in African thought, community confers personhood on the individual and thus the individual's identity is merely derivative of the community. ... Instead, Gyekye argues that African thought ascribes definite value to the individual. Menkiti sought to emphasise the social nature of personhood, expressed in the notion "I am, because we are". In doing so he attempted to build on traditional African ideas of personhood.


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