Abstract

Abstract:

The strongly normative view is a concept of personhood rooted in traditional African thought. On this view, substantive norms of culture directly constrain behavior in such a way that failure to comply amounts to failure of to be a person. This article puts forward a number of conceptual and practical difficulties confronting that view of personhood, while shift ing att ention to a weakly normative concept of personhood.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 783-801
Launched on MUSE
2018-08-08
Open Access
No
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