Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya

Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2014

Reginald M.J. Oduor
Pages 75-90

A Critical Review of Leonhard Praeg’s A Report on Ubuntu

This article opines that in view of its detailed presentation of the contemporary discourse on Ubuntu, its incisive analysis of key concepts in this discourse, as well as its bold and thoroughgoing critique of the assumptions of both the advocates of Ubuntu and the defenders of the hegemonic Western liberal tradition, Leonhard Praeg’s seminal work, A Report on Ubuntu, is an outstanding contribution not only to the Southern African discourse on Ubuntu, but also to the ongoing quest for methodology in African philosophy as a whole.

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