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Capitalism and Freedom in African Political Philosophy

  • Grivas Muchineripi Kayange
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Grivas Muchineripi Kayange
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  15. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

This book investigates ‘capitalism and freedom’—the guiding forces of many political systems—in African philosophy. It builds on classical and neoliberal capitalism rooted in private property and freedom, and argues for the presence of these elements in the traditional and modern African political systems. The author argues that while these elements are partly imported from Western capitalists, they are equally traceable in African traditional political systems. Kayange argues that African politics is marred by a conflict between embracing capitalism and freedom (individualism), on the one hand, and socialism founded on African communitarianism and communist ideas, on the other. This conflict has affected policy development and implementation, and has significantly contributed towards the socio-economic and ethical crises that are recurrent in most of the African countries.


Keywords

Bingu wa Muntharika Neo-Capitalism Negritude African Communitarianism Mugabe

Authors and affiliations

  • Grivas Muchineripi Kayange
    • 1
  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of Malawi, Chancellor CollegeZombaMalawi

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44360-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-44359-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-44360-3
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