Research Articles (Philosophy)

Research Articles (Philosophy)

 

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  • Kessler, Volker (Baptist Union of Southern Africa, 2011)
    The book of Proverbs is drawn from life. It describes “real life”. It is part of the Old Testament (OT) wisdom literature and according to Stendebach (2003:239), forms a “theology of practical reason”. The US professor of ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-09)
    The past two decades are characterised by a growing radicalization of politics and a resurgence of ideologies. This inevitably leads to a disregard for the plurality and multifariousness of people(s), thereby posing a ...
  • Wolff, Ernst (Philosophy Documentation Center, 2016)
    The aim of this article is to argue for an interdisciplinary social theoretical approach to the technicity of human agency. This approach covers the spectrum of individual and social action from a perspective that logically ...
  • Wolff, Ernst (Sage, 2015)
    The aim of this article is to present a perspective on Ricœur's ethico-political thought in Course of Recognition and, by extension, on that of his entire work. The point of departure is the hypothesis that Ricœur's ...
  • Van Tongeren, Paul (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2017-03)
    If philosophy claims to be an analysis of the here and now, it should also reflect on the preconditions of a description and diagnosis of the present. One of the challenges presented by such an analysis is the risk of ...
  • Borren, Marieke (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2017-03)
    This article investigates the current student protests in South Africa in light of the meaning of democracy, the law and citizenship. It also addresses the fundamental question about the existence – if at all – of an ...
  • Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda) (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2017-03)
    The current national crisis in Higher Education in South Africa, set against the backdrop of a corrupt national government incapable of providing any leadership in this regard, compels philosophers to undertake an incisive ...
  • Van Haute, Philippe (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2017-03)
    In his brilliant novel Payback, Mike Nicol tells about an Anglican priest who at the end of the 18th century was burnt to death because of his paedophilic crimes. Nicol’s story seems to imply that paedophilia already ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2017-03)
    In the first part, this article explores an important phenomenon of our time, i.e. the resurgence of revolutionary liberation movements. Basically, all revolutionary movements since the 18th century rest on at least two ...
  • Kistner, Ulrike (Routledge, 2012)
    In his article, ‘Still searching for “the human”’, Premesh Lalu (2012, p. 1) decries the National Research Foundation’s decision to fund 60 new chairs at universities in South Africa, to foster research in line with the ...
  • Wolff, Ernst (Taylor & Francis and NISC (Pty) Ltd, 2016-11)
    This article explores current issues in South African philosophy curriculum design. Four questions are considered, each followed by a supplementary note. Firstly, the place of philosophy from other traditions, particularly ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda) (Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 2012)
    Like his one-time teacher, Heidegger, Levinas makes a distinction between Being (Sein) and beings (Seiendes), but prefers to speak of ‘existence’ and the ‘existent’. Again, like Heidegger, Levinas understands existence ...
  • 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 ...

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