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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 ...

    • The medical profession in a transforming South Africa society : ideals, values and role 

      Mahlati, Malixole Percival (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Medicine in our country is under severe stress, brought about by internal and external forces that need a response from the medical profession. The profession's attempts and response will fall short ...

    • 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 covert research 

      Van Niekerk, A. A. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-11-04)
      The term ‘covert research’ refers to research on human subjects for which informed consent is not, and allegedly cannot, be solicited – not because of wilful negligence or the deliberate transgression of research ethics ...

    • 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 ...

    • The morality of transhumanism : assessing human dignity arguments 

      Palk, Andrea Christy (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The transhumanist movement propounds the view that the evolution of humanity must be extricated from the contingencies of blind natural selection and actively directed by human beings themselves, utilising ...

    • 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 ...