The Philosophy of D A Masolo, Featuring Self and Community in a Changing world

March 24, 2012 - March 25, 2012
Department of Philosophy, University of Johannesburg

Universiteits Road
Auckland Park
South Africa

Selected speakers:

David Masolo
University of Louisville


Thaddeus Metz
University of Johannesburg

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 Saturday, 24 March 2012

9.00 – 9.05  Prof T Metz: Welcome

9.05 – 10.15  Prof D A Masolo, University of Louisville, ‘Freedoms and Ends: Constructing a Pluralist Society in the Twenty-first Century’

10.20 – 11.30  Prof P A Tabensky, Rhodes Phil, ‘Non-Epistemic Reasons for Believing: The Case of African Philosophy’

11.30 – 11.50  Break

11.50 – 13.00  Mr M Letseka, UNISA Educ, ‘Educating for Ubuntu

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch

14.00 – 15.10  Prof K Horsthemke, Wits Educ, ‘Some Doubts about “Indigenous Knowledge” and the Argument from Epistemic Injustice’

15.15 – 16.25  Dr M F Murove, UKZN Ethics, ‘The Ethic of Ukama and Ubuntu Beyond the Indigenization of an Ethic of Ethnicity’

Sunday, 25 March 2012

8.30 – 9.35  Prof A Olivier, UFH Phil, ‘On Being an African’

9.40 – 10.45  Ms M Tshivhase, UJ Phil, ‘Personhood: Social Approval or a Unique Identity?’

10.45 – 11.00  Break

11.00 – 12.05  Dr M Koenane, UNISA Phil, ‘Masolo’s Two Forms of Communitarianism’

12.10 – 13.15  Dr B Matolino, UKZN Phil, ‘An Appraisal of D A Masolo’s Contribution to the Development of African Communitarianism’

13.15 – 14.15  Lunch

14.15 – 15.20  Prof T Metz, UJ Phil, ‘Competing Conceptions of Ethics in African Philosophy’

15.25 – 16.30  Dr K Behrens, Wits Bioethics, ‘Two Conceptions of Personhood’

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