We Are, Therefore I am: Examining our Definition of the Self

Source: Aeon According to Ubuntu philosophy, which has its origins in ancient Africa, a newborn baby is not a person. People are born without ‘ena’, or selfhood, and instead must acquire it through interactions and experiences over time. So the ‘self’/‘other’ distinction that’s axiomatic in Western philosophy is much blurrier in Ubuntu thought. As the … Continue reading We Are, Therefore I am: Examining our Definition of the Self