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

Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2010

D.A. Masolo
Pages 119-148

Debating the Autonomy of Reason

This paper questions the assumption of the bulk of Western philosophy that reasoning in general, and moral reasoning in particular, can be undertaken without any consideration of the unique cultural experiences of those who engage in it. It proposes a communitarian alternative for thinking about subjecthood. It further contends that there is need for professional African philosophers to assist their people in the quest for solutions to current pertinent socio-economic challenges facing them.