20. I Am Because We Are: Communalism in African Ethics and Politics
Emphasis on the value of community as a major theme in African philosophy.
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• K. Gyekye, Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience (New York: 1997).
• J.S. Mbiti, African Religions and Philosophy (London: 1969).
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• I. Menkiti, “Person and Community in African Traditional Thought,” in R. Wright (ed.), African Philosophy: an Introduction (Lanham: 1984), 171-81.
• T. Metz, “Toward an African Moral Theory,” Journal of Political Philosophy 15 (2007), 321–41.
• D. Tutu, Believe: The Words and Inspiration of Desmond Tutu (Auckland: 2007).
• K. Wiredu, Democracy and Consensus in African Traditional Politics: Plea for a Non-party Polity, in E.C. Eze (ed.), Postcolonial African Philosophy: a Critical Reader (Cambridge, MA: 1997).
• K. Wiredu and K. Gyekye (eds), Person and Community (Washington: 1992).