Personhood, Morality and Politics: A Contribution to African Philosophy


African Humanities Program Postdoctoral Fellowships


The normative notion of personhood is a salient concept in African philosophy. This book aims to investigate the concept of personhood with the purpose of elucidating on two under-explored questions in African philosophy: the nature of morality and politics. With regards to the nature of morality, I intend to examine whether personhood, meta-ethically, recommends partiality or impartiality; and, I will also consider other important moral questions like the place of options in African morality. Finally, I consider two political issues: (1) the place of rights and (2) the problem of historical injustices in African Political Philosophy. This book aims to give a systematic account of an Afro-communitarian moral-political philosophy in light of personhood.