An African perspective on the partiality and impartiality debate: Insights from Kwasi Wiredu's moral philosophy

South African Journal of Philosophy 36 (4):470-482 (2017)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In this article, I attempt to bridge the gap between partiality and impartiality in moral philosophy from an oft-neglected African perspective. I draw a solution for this moral-theoretical impasse between partialists and impartialists from Kwasi Wiredu's, one of the most influential African philosophers, distinction between an ethic and ethics. I show how an ethic accommodates partiality and ethics impartiality. Wiredu's insight is that partialism is not concerned with strict moral issues.

Author's Profile

Motsamai Molefe
University of Witwatersrand


Added to PP

1,090 (#6,813)

6 months
131 (#8,380)

Historical graph of downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.
How can I increase my downloads?