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  • 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, ...
  • Van Tongeren, Paul (Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, 2007)
    Socialism, utilitarianism and democracy are, according to Nietzsche, secularised versions of Christianity. They have continued the monomaniac one-sidedness of the Christian idea of what a human being is and should be, and ...
  • Van Tongeren, Paul (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2013-12)
    The term "nihilism" is often used as an invective to blame a person or a way of thinking. If used in that way there would be a simple opposition between "nihilism and morality". That opposition could maybe point to a ...
  • Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda) (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2012-12)
    This contribution critically considers the findings and recommendations of the report published in 2011 by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) on the state of the humanities in South Africa. The study concludes ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Nethersole, Reingard (Springer, 2014-12)
    Literary Theory’s latest embrace of the Hard Sciences by way of forgetting the ‘‘orthotheses of memory’’, broadly understood as mnemotechnics, it is argued, erases one of the most important aspects of the literary craft, ...
  • Wolff, Ernst (Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, 2006)
    The aesthetic nature of food and cooking is a neglected field in philosophical aesthetics. This neglect is due, among others, to the intellectual perspective on art and the anthropological dualism characteristic of modernism. ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2007-09)
    According to Hannah Arendt public discourse and 'worldliness' are two of the constitutive elements of or basic conditions for a healthy and flourishing political life amongst the citizens of a polity, which in turn is ...
  • 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 ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, 2006)
    The first three sections of this essay deal with certain aspects of Arendt's theory of action that are central to her idea of a truly ethical (i.e. virtuous) life. Considerable attention is given to her view of action as ...