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The Constitution of Muntu

An Inquiry into the Eastern Bantu's Metaphysics of Person



«The Constitution of Muntu» is an effort to outline the Bantu conception of person. The inquiry is undertaken in view of two perspectives: a formative dimension, which envisages the person as a perfectible reality bound by certain determinisms; and a formal dimension, which envisages him as a definable reality. The two are complementary. In going about this task, a great importance has been alloted to the «sources» or causes of muntu as a person.
The ultimate goal of the inquiry is to lay down a viable foundation to African philosophy and theology by understanding the subject engaged in those disciplines - man the knower.