Philosophy

Philosophy

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  • Kistner, Ulrike (Transformation, 2011)
    The academic institution in which I work makes of me – unintentionally on my part – a sociographic observer. The first thing to be noted in this sociography concerns the changing definition of the role of the university that ...
  • Wardle, Darryl (Taylor & Francis and NISC (Pty) Ltd, 2016-08)
    Philosophical existentialism has sought to understand the nature of human existence and the possible meaning(s) that might be made thereof. For the noteworthy existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre, the meaning of life cannot ...
  • Van Rensburg, Rudolf Ernst (2016)
    The study presents a thesis on the constitutive role of technics in the formation of social bonds between human beings, with special consideration given to the question of friendship. The concept of technics is analysed ...
  • Coombs, Wehan Murray (2016)
    The notion of harmony between the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle is one of the most this modernity, e in Western philosophical exegesis. In nduringly controversial topicscontroversy has been blunted by twin assumptions; ...
  • Kistner, Ulrike (Fundación Telefónica, 2011)
    Walter Benjamin’s famous statement in the eighth of his “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” that “the state of [exception] in which we live is not the exception but the rule,”1 has become as normalized as its ...
  • Kistner, Ulrike (Routledge, 2015-03)
    This article investigates some accounts of conspicuous consumption in South Africa, tracing their variously linear, circular and disjunctive paths, identifying and explaining some methodological impasses, and concluding ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (Peeters Publishers, 2015)
    In the first six sections of this article the author discusses various aspects of Arendt’s view of freedom. Particular attention is given to her performative (dramaturgical) view of action and to her idea of the self-revelatory ...
  • Tshivhase, Mpho (Routledge, 2015-07)
    This article explores self-expression as an (and not the) articulation of one’s personhood. The point of this article is to enquire whether expression, when articulated on and for an audience, can be deemed authentic. ...
  • Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda) (Routledge, 2016-03)
    This programmatic essay explores some of the challenges that a seemingly quintessential European or Continental philosopher such as Levinas faces when his thought on alterity and on the responsibility we bear towards the ...
  • Van Niekerk, Jason (Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, 2015)
    Contemporary African philosophy ranges over a number of debates, positions, and theoretical traditions. It can, however, be read as its own critical tradition of hard-won methodological refinements and substantive ...
  • Phulukdaree, Alisa; Raghubeer, Shanel; Nagiah, Savania; Chuturgoon, Anil (Wliey, 2015-12)
    Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a nephrotoxic mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus and Penicillium fungi. It contaminates human and animal food products, and chronic exposure is associated with renal fibrosis in humans (Balkan endemic ...
  • Kistner, Ulrike (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-11-16)
    This article examines the relation between the University of Pretoria and the City of Tshwane, outlining seven different kinds of relation as they have taken shape historically. The first type relation between the ...
  • Kloppers, Wilhelm C.; Kloppers, Elsabe (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-10-16)
    The view that the sermon is an ‘open work of art’, promoted the awareness that the ‘meaning’ of a sermon is not fixed, but that possibilities are presented for the listeners to ‘assign meaning’. ‘Assigning meaning’ does ...
  • Murray, Montagu; Wolff, Ernst (Vaal Triangle Faculty of Northwest University in South Africa, 2015-12)
    In this article the authors, a philosopher and a social development practitioner, formulate recommendations for responsible planning of technical interventions in health care relations under circumstances of uncertainty ...
  • Simut, Corneliu C. (Philosophy Documentation Center, 2015)
    This paper is an attempt to offer a concrete contribution to the study of indigenous African religions and in particular to the support of creating a set of traditions from whose perspective one could engage in the study ...
  • Kistner, Ulrike (Springer, 2015-02)
    The legal doctrine of ‘common purpose’ in South African criminal law considers all parties liable who have been in implicit or explicit agreement to commit an unlawful act, and associated with each other for that purpose, ...
  • Boshoff, H.J. (2015)
    Hierdie verhandeling stel ondersoek in na die opkoms en invloed van logosentrisme in die filosofie. Logosentrisme beskou die medium van skrif, die vorm waarin die meeste filosofie sedert Plato gegiet is, as ʼn volwaardige ...
  • Pauwels, Matthias Frans André (2015)
    This study aims to determine what is left of the philosophical belief in art’s potential to bring about social emancipation and change early in the 21st century. It does so by critically assessing one of the most elaborate, ...
  • Antonites, Alex J. (OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-10-13)
    The theory of evolution makes sense of the emergence of consciousness. Reduction is not wrong as such, but must not be totalised. The fact that we are star stuff does not preclude the novelty of consciousness. Materialism ...
  • Nethersole, Reingard (AfricaRhetoric Publishing, 2012)
    What could be more persuasive in our everyday digital high-tech world than the imperatives ―"google!" and (in Facebook-speak) ―"friend!"? Who would suspect these two hortatory commands that on the one hand urge us to ...

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