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A critical exposition of Kwame Gyekye's communitarianism

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dc.contributor.advisor Van den Berg, M. E. S. en
dc.contributor.advisor Ramose, Mogobe B. en Mwimnobi, Odirachukwu Stephen en 2009-08-25T10:50:26Z 2009-08-25T10:50:26Z 2009-08-25T10:50:26Z 2003-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Mwimnobi, Odirachukwu Stephen (2009) A critical exposition of Kwame Gyekye's communitarianism, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This dissertation argues that Gyekye, in his idea of communitarianism, has a contribution to make towards the understanding of the socio-political structures of multicultural communities in Africa. Gyekye's construct of metanationality, in relation to his communitarian ethics, addresses the socio-political and cultural problems confronting multicultural communities, with particular reference to Nigeria. In an attempt to achieve his idea of a "metanational state", Gyekye claims that: (1) "personhood" is partially defined by a communal structure; (2) equal moral attention should be given both to individual interests and community interests; (3) it is necessary to integrate the "ethic of responsibility" with "rights"; (4) members of the nation-state should be considered equal; (5) in order to achieve nationhood in a multicultural community, it is essential to move beyond "ethnicity" and (6) in an attempt to form a national culture, attention should be drawn to "the elegant" aspects of cultures of various ethno-cultural communities. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (165 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Communitarianism en
dc.subject Equiprimordiality en
dc.subject Federal Republic of Nigeria en
dc.subject Metanationality en
dc.subject Multicultural community en
dc.subject National culture and national identity en
dc.subject Nation-state en
dc.subject Personhood en
dc.subject The common good en
dc.subject Towards nationhood en
dc.subject.ddc 199.6
dc.subject.lcsh Gyekye, Kwame
dc.subject.lcsh Human rights -- Nigeria
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnocentrism
dc.subject.lcsh Communitarianism
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnic groups -- Nigeria
dc.subject.lcsh Cultural pluralism -- Nigeria
dc.subject.lcsh Multiculturalism -- Nigeria
dc.subject.lcsh Nigeria -- Politics and government
dc.title A critical exposition of Kwame Gyekye's communitarianism en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en M.A. (Philosophy) en

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