n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Later Marxist morality - its relevance for Africa's post-colonial situation : research article
|Article Title||Later Marxist morality - its relevance for Africa's post-colonial situation : research article|
|© Publisher:||Koers Society of South Africa|
|Journal||Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap|
|Publication Date||Jan 2001|
|Pages||621 - 637|
|Keyword(s)||African philosophy, Afrika-filosofie, Eksploitasie immoraliteit van, Exploitation immorality, Marxist morality, Marxistiese moraliteit, Neo-colonial exploitation in Africa and Neo-koloniale eksploitasie in Afrika|
Marx's polemic against exploitation focuses centrally on the idea that capitalism not only betrays the inviolability of the human individual, but also prevents the realization of man's true nature as "species-being" and the realization of the kind of community appropriate to this nature, thus preventing the freeing of human potential from the structural force of capital. I examine this polemic with reference to the views of African philosophers (Hountondji and others) on Africa's exposure to neo-colonial exploitation, extracting from it a view of morality as a plea for a "humanly human life". I advance some considerations for acceptance of this plea as a basis for dealing with European domination.
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