Browsing Research Articles (Philosophy) by Title

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  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, 2015-03)
    Action, virtue and forgiveness in the political thought of Hannah Arendt This article explores the interrelated concepts of action, virtue and forgiveness in the political thought of Hannah Arend. For Arendt a truly ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wolff, Ernst (Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, 2014)
    This paper argues for the way in which the hermeneutics of human acti on (in particular the technical dimension of action) and the capabilities approach are to be coordinated in judgements regarding the happy life or ...
  • Wolff, Ernst (Vaal Triangle Faculty of Northwest University in South Africa, 2006-12)
    This essay will present a few challenges to a new Humanism from the perspective of the sociology of technics. For this purpose Humanism will be described as an effort to intervene in the process of human formation or ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Gericke, J.D. (John Daniel) (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 1999)
    Many attempts have been made to define the concept of democracy. These definitions are usually accompanied by certain basic ideas such as that of self-government by and for the people (i.e the state is a res publica and ...
  • Rossouw, Deon (Business Ethics Network of Africa, 2009-11)
    There are various indications that corporations and their leaders are currently not perceived as trustworthy. This decline in trust is one of the factors that has contributed to the rise of interest in corporate governance. ...
  • Antonites, Alex J.; South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    Aristotle's concept of rationality which involves a virtuous life stands in continuity with contemporary democratic states. This rational virtue as wisdom obtains an enlarged interpretation in contemporary democracies. ...
  • Antonites, Alex J.; South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2005)
  • Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda) (Kuleuven, 2007-09)
    French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas's thinking on art goes to the very heart of the debate concerning the possibility of "thinking (or expressing/expressive) pictures". Knowing whether or not art can give things a face ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2010-03)
    Pogings om die liberale welsynstaat te hervorm skyn futiel te wees. Wat nodig is, is ’n afskeid van die terapeutiese model en ’n rehabilitasie van die gemeenskap-gesentreerde benadering. Kliënte van die dienste-industrie ...
  • Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda) (LitNet, 2009-03)
    In this paper I attempt to contextualise the question regarding the public role of the academic as intellectual in terms of the present global, neo-liberal "govern-mentality". With the aid of thinkers such as Bourdieu, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wolff, Ernst (South African Academy for Science and Arts, 2007-03)
    ENGLISH: Mediology, founded by Régis Debray, is a new science that sets itself the goal of understanding how ideas are transmitted and become effective. It clearly stands in close relationship to hermeneutics, but this ...
  • Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda) (Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, 2006)
    This essay aims to critically assess the later Foucault's ethical turn by using Levinas's ethical metaphysics as critical yardstick. Foucault's notion of ethical subjectivity constitutes a site of resistance against ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2013-09)
    Towards the end of his book Des Hégémonies Brisées which appeared in 1996 (Eng. translation Broken Hegemonies 2003), Reiner Schürmann came to the conclusion that ethics and morals do not belong to (and should be banned ...
  • Mabille, Louise; South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2004)
    The article raises the question whether postmodern attempts to re-write history does not, despite its best efforts, fall back into the homogeneity of metanarrative. By doing this, Nietzsche's critique of monumental ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Botha, Catherine Frances (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2001)
    Poststructuralist thinkers tend to emphasise Nietzsche's critical relationship to science, as a result of their scepticism towards scientific discourse in general. Their interpretation of Nietzsche in this regard is ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J.; South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2004)
    The concepts of temperance and magnanimity (generosity) play a central role in Nietzsche's ethic, which is basically an ethic of virtue. In his own unique way, and in accordance with his extra-moral view of life, ...