Browsing Research Articles (Philosophy) by UP Author "Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda)"

Browsing Research Articles (Philosophy) by UP Author "Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda)"

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  • Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda) (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2008)
    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) (Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, 2008)
    What happened during the fairly long silence following The History of Sexuality? … had he [Foucault] not trapped himself within the concept of power relations?’ asks Deleuze. According to him, Foucault would have answered ...
  • Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda) (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2011)
    This article forms part of an ongoing investigation into and research on the dynamics, culture and forms of subjectivity of neo-liberalism. Seen through the lens of French philosopher Michel Foucault’s analyses of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hofmeyr, A.B. (Augusta Benda) (Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, 2007)
    In our present-day Western society, there has been an increasing tendency towards individualism and indifference and away from altruism and empathy. This has led to a resurgence of ethical concerns in contemporary Continental ...