Saturday, March 13, 2010

This proposal is really ubuntu

In general debaters only refer to western philosophical concepts to back up their arguments. But why shouldn't we integrate concepts from other regional contexts as well? If debaters always claim to be such innovative, creative people, then maybe they should open their minds a litte bit to the richness of other cultures - as in the case of the African concept of Ubuntu.


  1. Looks like a sort of communitarian philosophy, stuff we should focus more on before the 'norddeutsche'...

  2. Compare to the religious concept of Karma, the ethical imperative of Kant, and the sociopolitical concept of agency.

  3. and also the psychological concept of empathy