Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mogobe B. Ramose

Mogobe B. Ramose’s  area of research is philosophy, political science and international relations. A focus of his work is ubuntu, the southern African concept in which philosophy, ontology and ethics are combined. 
He derives his views on reparations to be paid for crimes committed under colonialism from ubuntu conceptions of justice. Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity". It is often also translated as "humanity towards others” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity".

In Ramose’s  view, the ubuntu African understanding of justice as balance and harmony demands the restoration of justice by reversing the dehumanizing consequences of colonial conquest and by eliminating racism.
Professors Mogobe B Ramose and Boaventura de Sousa Santos

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