Oritsegbubemi Anthony OyoweUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal | ukzn · School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics
Oritsegbubemi Anthony Oyowe
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A sufficiently distinct kind of challenge to the methodological validity of attempts in contemporary African philosophy to ground moral-political obligations on a given metaphysics of the self and of nature has been recently put forward by Thaddeus Metz. It is quite unlike the usual focus on the philosophical status of ethnophilosophical inquiry. I...
The belief that human rights are culturally relative has been reinforced by recent attempts to develop more plausible conceptions of human rights whose philosophical foundations are closely aligned with culture-specific ideas about human nature and/or dignity. This paper contests specifically the position that a conception of human rights is cultur...
This paper explores the relationship between the African communitarian conception of personhood and gender. Defenders of this conception of personhood generally hold that an individual is defined in reference to the community, or that personhood is something that is acquired in community. Such characterisations often ignore the role, if any, that g...
Jeff McMahan has recently developed the embodied mind theory of identity in place of the other standing theories, which he examines and consequently rejects. This paper examines the performance of his theory on cases of commissurotomy or the split-brain syndrome. Available experimental data concerning these cases seem to suggest that a single mind...
Jeff McMahan's impressive recent defence of the embodied mind theory of personal identity in his highly acclaimed work The Ethics of Killing has undoubtedly reawakened belief that physical continuity is a necessary component of the relation that matters in our self-interested concern for the future. My aim in this paper is to resist this belief in...