Ubu-ntu ethics in dialogue with Kant’s deontic ethics


  • Mogobe RAMOSE Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences Univerity




dialogue, ethics, justice, Kant, peace, truth, ubu-ntu


“Kant’s second thoughts on race” is our gateway to the dialogue between the ethics of ubu-ntu and his deontic ethics. The thesis defended in the dialogue is that Kant’s quasi-absolute prohibition on revolution to bring about a new state dispensation changes into an endorsement of an ethical revolution in pursuit of truth, justice and peace both in the national and the international domains.


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Biografia do Autor

Mogobe RAMOSE, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences Univerity

Professor of philosophy focused primarily on Ethics, African philosophy and Philosophy of Law. He obtained his D Phil (Philosophy) at the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, (KUL), (Louvain) Belgium in 1983.He holds the Master of Science degree (International Relations) from the The London School of Economics and Political Science. He is currently research Professor in Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Department of Clinical Psychology, Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa. He was lecturer at the university of Zimbabwe and Chishawasha Major seminary and Tilburg University in the Netherlands, Research Fellow at the Centre for Research into the Foundations of Law (CGR), KUL, Belgium and Professor at the universities of Venda, South Africa; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and, the University of South Africa. His monograph, African Philosophy Through Ubuntu, Mond Books Publishers, Harare Zimbabwe, first published in 1999, is translated into Dutch and Portuguese. His other monograph is Van Eeden kiest voor de maan, ISVW Uitgewers, Leusden, Nederland, 2020. He has published numerous articles such as “I doubt, therefore, African philosophy exists”, “Only the sovereign may declare war and NATO as well”, “Critique of Ramos Grosfoguel’s ‘epistemic decolonial turn’”.