Browsing Research Articles (Philosophy) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Philosophy) by Issue Date

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  • Antonites, Alex J.; South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 1999)
    In this paper it will be argued that Ancient Greek Philosophy, seen from the point of view of contemporary science is not only important but also of guiding influence. Many scholars are of the opinion that science has, in ...
  • 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 ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Duffey, K.S. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 1999)
    A specific analysis of the work of Søren Kierkegaard pertaining to the freedom of making choices shows that the later tradition of phenomenology and existentialism can be judged in terms of their relevance to this aspect ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Langley, J. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 1999)
    The basic argument of this paper runs as follows: Using a combination of the doctrine of free will as found in Milton's Areopagitica and the Biblical doctrine of grace as a Christian philosophical basis, Christianity is ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Botha, C. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    In this paper, I explore the concepts of self-realisation, health and justice as they specifically pertain to human genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is a fledgling, but rapidly developing set of technologies, whose ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Duffy, I. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    The relentless desire of Western states to create true world citizenship is currently the focus of a number of major studies in economics, politics, information sciences as well as philosophy. The challenge of the global ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Gericke, J.D. (John Daniel) (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    As in past and present times, we will, in the new millennium, hear the cries for justice. Many will probably loose their lives in the name of justice. Maybe we as philosophers will find it beneficial to become citizens ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Maritz, P.J. (Petrus Jacobus) (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    This paper will discuss approaching the ideal of becoming a good citizen from the perspective of transforming a non-citizen (understood in its modern context) into a good citizen (understood in its Platonic sense ). In ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Gericke, J.D. (John Daniel) (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2001)
    The intention of this paper is to discuss the question: How can God actually know the future with the emphasis on Maximus the Confessor. Foreknowledge is generally regarded as one of the typical attributes of God's divine ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Gericke, J.D. (John Daniel) (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2001)
    The general purpose of this paper is to discuss various ways in which the contemporary philosophical issues of nihilism and relativism are related to pre-Socratic and Socratic and Platonic thought. Although Heidegger ...
  • 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. (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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Botha, Catherine Frances; South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2004)
    The clash between traditional methods of healing and Western medical science in places like South Africa requires that we ask questions like "What is health?" "What does healing mean?" and "What is science?" This paper ...
  • 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 ...
  • Antonites, Alex J.; South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2005)
  • Rossouw, Deon (Bureau for Scholarly Journals, 2005)
    This article focuses on the philosophical presuppositions of the second King Report on corporate governance for South Africa (hereafter referred to as the King II Report). Especially in the "Introduction and Background" ...