n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - as an architectonic capability

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1683-0296



In this article I discuss human capability theory, which posits that the combined capabilities of a nation's citizens might be a better indication of its quality of life than the crude measure of economic growth. Capabilities that pervade all other capabilities are referred to as architectonic capabilities. I argue that might be viewed as an architectonic capability - that it pervades all capabilities and conveys the idea that our doing, being and becoming are dependent on others (humans and non-humans).

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