Conversation #3: on Ubuntu philosophy
The South African philosopher Mogobe Ramose wrote the standard work on Ubuntu philosophy: a vision of existence as a continuous stream in which everything is constantly searching for balance and is inseparably connected with everything else. This is true of human communities, but it also applies to various aspects of social life, such as politics, religion, economics, law, medicine, ecology, and globalization. This is an ‘ethic of coexistence’ in profound contrast with Western models and the radical individualization that characterizes capitalism.
Moderated by writer/philosopher Grâce Ndjako.
• Mogobe Ramose is professor at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria. The Dutch translation of his book was published in 2017 as Ubuntu. Stroom van het bestaan als levensfilosofie.