The ethics of ubu-ntu in the time of COVID-19
Online and recording
How autonomous, unique and free are we really? The African philosophy ubu-ntu is about the idea that you only become 'human' through unity and relatedness is the irreducible context of ethical conduct. Prof. dr. Mogobe Ramose wrote the (by now) classic work on ubu-ntu.
This lecture is an exposition of the African philopsophy of ubu-ntu, about the relevance of this philosophy to ourselves and to the world. It brings to light the ethics of this philosophy and explores its meaning and application with particular reference to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Afterwards, prof. dr. Godderis (occupational medicine, KU Leuven en CEO Idewe) enters into dialogue with prof. dr. Ramose.