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Law and Revolution in South AfricauBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation$
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Drucilla Cornell

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823257577

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823257577.001.0001

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uBuntu, Pluralism, and the Responsibility of Legal Academics

uBuntu, Pluralism, and the Responsibility of Legal Academics

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Law and Revolution in South Africa

Drucilla Cornell

Fordham University Press

This chapter argues that uBuntu as an important foundational ethic to the entire new South Africa. The chapter also raises the question about why it has been so difficult for the academy in South Africa to recognize value pluralism in the diverse population as a whole, and to take this into account in the way courses are taught, and indeed the languages in which they are taught. It is a call for responsibility on the part of academics to live up to their part in the substantive revolution of the new South Africa.

Keywords:   Pluralism, Academic Responsibility, uBuntu, Multiculturalism, Policulturalism, Africana Philosophy, Race Critical Theory, Myth, Modernity

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