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Global Justice and African Philosophy

Bekele Gutema


The discourse on global justice is a relatively new one. Moral and Political philosophers within Western philosophy began to discuss the idea of global justice in the last two decades of the last century and continue to engage it. African philosophers started discussing this issue either directly or indirectly. Definitely, Odera Oruka’s idea of the human minimum can be considered as key among an array of works that addresses the issue of justice on the basis of the asymmetrical relations between Africa and the Euro-American countries and their main financial institutions like the World Bank and the IMF. The article attempts to explore the notion of global justice suggesting that its establishment at least at the theoretical level requires dialogue or polylogue among the difference philosophies of humankind.


African Philosophy; Colonialism; Global Justice; Human Minimum; Intecultural Dialogue or Polylogue

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Journal on African Philosophy. ISSN: 1533-1067 (online).
Editor: Olufemi Taiwo.

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