Ubuntu as an architectonic capability

  • Lesley Le Grange
Keywords: Ubuntu, capability, architectonic, quality of life.

Abstract

In this article I discuss human capability theory, which posits that the combined capabilities of a nation’s  citizens might be a better indication of its quality of life than the crude measure of economic growth.  Capabilities that pervade all other capabilities are referred to as architectonic capabilities. I argue that ubuntu might be viewed as an architectonic capability – that it pervades all capabilities and conveys the idea that our doing, being and becoming are dependent on others (humans and non-humans).


Keywords: Ubuntu, capability, architectonic, quality of life.

Published
2015-11-16
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1683-0296