Browsing Department of Philosophy by Title

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  • Leadership placement in organisations : a Drathian perspective 

    Burman, Richard Westley (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: One school of thought on leadership propounds the idea that the individual leader is the source of leadership through personal dominance and intellectual influence. However, organisations are operating ...

  • Lewenskwaliteit in biomediese konteks : filosofies-etiese ondersoek 

    Breitenbach, Maritza (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Every individual has a mental image of what a ‘good’ life entails. Whether this idea of a good life is based on hedonist, preference satisfaction or ideal theories, or a combination of these theories, ...

  • The limits of virtue theory in business ethics 

    Mpekansambo, Lawrence M. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The overall aim of this study is to establish the implications, effectiveness and limitations of making Aristotelian virtue theory a meta-theory of business. The study intends to test what the business ...

  • Logical extensions of the responsibility to protect 

    Hayes, Kelli A. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Are violent and non-violent mass atrocities morally different? According to the United Nations, they are. But why? The answer to this question is important as it in part determines our obligations to ...

  • Love and arms : on violence and justification after Levinas 

    Douglas, Helen L. (Helen Lillian) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: What does it mean that the violence of aggression could justify the violence of resistance? What does such justification accomplish, and when, and how? What underlies the conditions and limitations of ...

  • The meaning of work : an ethical perspective 

    Scott, Liesel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The central idea developed in this thesis is that meaningful work provides the normative standard of what work should be for all human beings, based on the normative idea that being human entails a ...

  • Medical futility as an action guide in neonatal end-of-life decisions 

    Sidler, Daniel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis discusses the value of medical futility as an action guide for neonatal endof- life decisions. The concept is contextualized within the narrative of medical progress, the uncertainty of ...

  • Medical research on human subjects in South Africa : a critical assessment of the work of research ethics committees 

    Moodley, Keymanthri (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Human participant research raises a conflict between medical progress as a societal good and the protection of participants as an individual good. Prior to 1960 the discretionary authority for the ...

  • Mind and language : evolution in contemporary theories of cognition 

    De Villiers, Tanya (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    This thesis gives an historical overview of some of the issues connecting philosophy of mind and philosophy of langauge in the twentieth century, especially with regard to the relevance of both disciplines to theories ...

  • Modernism, environmental assessment and the sustainability argument : moving towards a new approach to project-based decision-making in South Africa 

    Audouin, Michelle (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Through my research I have developed an alternative conceptual approach to project-level environmental assessment in South Africa, which begins to move beyond modernism in its philosophical, procedural ...

  • The moral community and moral consideration : a pragmatic approach 

    Stephens, Christopher (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this thesis is to argue for a new metric for determining the moral status of another being. Determining this status is of foundational importance in a number of legal, political, and ethical ...

  • Moral perspectives on stimulant use in healthy students 

    Verster, G. C.; Van Niekerk, A. A. (HMPG, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The quest for enhancement has been part of human culture for thousands of years. Progress in scientific developments and especially in medical science has enabled previously unimaginable advances to be ...

  • The moral status of embryonic stem cell research in the South African context 

    Nortje, Nico (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
    Should surplus embryos which are destined to be discarded be protected at all cost, to the extent that they cannot contribute to medical knowledge - knowledge which could benefit society at large? Are embryos people or ...

  • The morality and ethics of hunting : towards common ground 

    Patterson, Claire (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 1999-12)
    The hunters and anti-hunting have been arguing for years over whether or not trophy hunting should be allowed. While attempts have been made to resolve the issue, no widely acceptable solution has yet been found. Hunters ...

  • A morally justified policy for assisted euthanasia 

    Berger, Marcia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study was undertaken to evaluate whether a mentally competent mature human being, who is suffering an intolerable, irremediable existence resulting from an incurable agonising or devastating ...

  • Naar analogie van schaduwen aan de wand : een wijsgerige interpretatie van 'de schaduw als kunstwerk' aan de hand van Plato's grotvergelijking 

    Hoedekie, Nelson G. U. (Nelson Gustaaf Urbain) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis, 'shadow' is investigated as an object of thought and (analogically connected to this) of perception. This dialectical process is structured through means of a series of experiments and ...

  • Narrating the self : Freud, Dennett and complexity theory 

    De Villiers, Tanya; Cilliers, Paul (South African Journal of Philosophy, 2004)
    Adopting a materialist approach to the mind has far reaching implications for many presuppositions regarding the properties of the brain, including those that have traditionally been consigned to “the mental” aspect of ...

  • Nuclear power 

    Hattingh, Johan P. (Gale, Cengage Learning, 2009)
    When the nucleus of an atom is divided or joined to another nucleus, an enormous amount of energy is produced. When these processes of fission (division of the nucleus of an atom) or fusion (joining the nucleus of an atom ...

  • On depiction and expression : two essays in philosophical aesthetics 

    Van der Berg, Servaas de V. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis consists of two essays, each focussing on a current topic in aesthetics in the tradition of analytic philosophy. First paper (On depiction) Given broad consensus that resemblance theories ...

  • On the imperative of sustainable development : a philosophical and ethical appraisal 

    Hattingh, Johan P. (Human Sciences Research Council and Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa, 2002)
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