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Ubuntu as a psychological achievement


Dr. Tamaro J. Green

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2021-04-13 20:24:57 viewed: 545


Gerbi (2018) describes Ubuntu as a wider woldview of African philosophy serving as the spine of the African societal value system.  Gerbi (2018) discusses the principle of safuu, a moral code, in Oromo traditional philosophy to derive from Ubuntu.  Gildersleeve (2017) explained Lacanian ethics to serve a duty to postponing desire revealing truth in the discovery of the possible impossible.  The concept of hedonism describes a desire characterizing a desire for pleasure possibly improved by the African principle of Ubuntu.  Kriegstein (2016) argues that the paradox of hedonism applied in business may reduce satisfaction among stakeholders.  Ubuntu may be a way to achieve satisfaction for stakeholders in business.   Feldman (2006) discusses the differences between ethical and psychological hedonists.  Khajegir and Afroogh (2018) explain psychological hedonism as an exclusive desire for pleasure.  Khajegir and Afroogh (2018) describe ethical hedonism as a view of a moral obligation to maximize pleasure.  Murphy and Eaves (2016) apply an extreme version of hedonism to understand the pain and pleasure in physical exercise.  Ubuntu may serve as guide for psychological exercise for stakeholders.





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Gerbi, W. J. (2018). Theorizing Namummaa: Oromo relational philosophy (Oromos’ Gift to the World). African Journal of History and Culture, 10(7), 77-97.

Gildersleeve, M. (2017). Se Faire Voir with Jung and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis. Social Sciences, 6(1). doi:10.3390/socsci6010016

Khajegir, A. R., & Afroogh, M. R. (2018). A comparative study on hedonism principles and Holy Quran Verses. Journal of Philosophy, Culture and Religion, 39.

Kriegstein, H. v. (2016). Armchair versus armchair: Let’s not try to guess the social  value of corporate objectives. Business Ethics Journal Review, 4(3), 14–20.

Murphy, S. L., & Eaves, D. L. (2016). Exercising for the pleasure and for the pain of it: The implications of different forms of hedonistic thinking in theories of physical activity behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 843.



Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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