Where dignity ends and uBuntu begins : an amplification of, as well as an identification of a tension in, Drucilla Cornell’s thoughts

03 Oct 2011

In the decade or so in which Professor Cornell has engaged South Africa's jurisprudence, her name has become synonymous with academic discourse on the values of dignity and uBuntu. As colleagues and collaborators, it is often hard to know where Drucilla Cornell's thoughts on these subjects end and one's own ruminations begin. What follows then is an amplification of, or a riff upon, Professor Cornell's lead essay: 'Is there a difference that makes a difference?' Contestation is not on the cards.