Browsing Research Articles (Philosophy) by Title

Browsing Research Articles (Philosophy) by Title

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  • 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 (Vaal Triangle Faculty of Northwest University in South Africa, 2009-12)
    Die doel van hierdie artikel is om na te dink oor ’n merkwaardige gebeurtenis waarin spitswetenskap en kuns mekaar ontmoet het: die astroseismologie van Conny Aerts en die komposisie van Willem Boogman. Op die punt van ...
  • Wolff, Ernst (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2012-03)
    In this article the significance of technics for an acceptable perspective on human agency is presented in a descriptive and critical manner. The principal descriptive strategy adopted in this study is to approach ...
  • Painter-Morland, Mollie; Pistorius, Calie (Carl W.I.), 1958- (South African Academy for Science and Arts, 2007-06)
    This paper explores the relationship between technology and moral regeneration. The first question we confront is whether technology can be described as value-neutral. If it can be described as such, it functions as a ...
  • Van Marle, Karin (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    In this paper I would like to highlight the significa nee of an Aristotelian concept of justice for South African legal and political transformation. I believe that if it is necessary in philosophy, political theory and ...
  • Spangenberg, Yolanda (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2009)
    According to Gilles Deleuze, all thinking, acting, experience and perception – indeed, all of life – is a process of imaging. Following Deleuze, philosophy then is not a discipline concerned with uncovering what the ...
  • Delport, Petrus Terblanche (South african Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2012)
    The question that this paper will address is that of the human being’s relationship to technology and nature. The main argument considers how the human being is “world-forming” as opposed to the animal being “poor in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rossouw, Deon; Van Vuuren, Leon J. (Richard Havenga & Associates, 2005-02)
    If people are perceived to be assets and to be an organisation’s competitive edge, the business case for investing in, nurturing and developing human talent is clear. Companies not doing this may survive and could even ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 1999)
    This essay reinterprets Christian faith in terms of the contemporary philosophical discourse on nihilism and the "end" of metaphysics, especially Heidegger's ontology of "decline." If Christianity is to regain its relevance ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2006-03)
    The issue of self-transcendence today, more than ever, confronts philosophical ethics. The challenge is to conceptualise self-transcendence in such a way that one arrives at a position beyond both the extremes of subjectivism ...
  • Schoeman, Marinus J. (Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
    This article focuses on the “extra-moral” character of Arendt’s view of action and virtuousness. Particular attention is given to her a-teleological, performative (dramaturgical) view of action, which was inspired by the ...
  • Kistner, Ulrike (SUNMeDIA, 2014)
    Unprocedural strike action accompanied by high levels of violence pose challenges to union collective bargaining and other representative structures and institutions, evoking notions of the unruly crowd threatening ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...