Browsing Department of Philosophy by Title

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    • 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 ...

    • Moral relevance of oaths, declarations and codes in modern medicine 

      Simpson, Andries Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Oaths, declarations and codes are seen as moral guides to which physicians can subscribe in the daily practice of medicine. Due to events since the Second World War, the World Medical Association was ...

    • Moral responsibility for prenatal harm to children : the case of fetal alcohol syndrome 

      Gardner, Jillian (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation deals with the problem of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and the moral responsibility of pregnant women who carry fetuses to term, as well as the rest of society, to try and prevent children ...

    • 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 ...

    • A note on name individuation and identifying descriptions 

      Smit, J. P. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Linguistics, 2014)
      In ‘Public Proper names and Idiolectical Identifying Descriptions’ (2009) Glezakos puts forward a theory concerning the role of identifying descriptions in the theory of names. Her main claim is that such identifying ...

    • 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 ...