Browsing Department of Philosophy by Title

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  • Patient autonomy and evidence-based choice – philosophical and ethical perspectives 

    Moore, Willem (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study involves a critically evaluation of evidence-based patient choice as partnership model in clinical decision making. It pays attention to the emergence of the concept of autonomy in modern moral ...

  • Peculiarities in mind ; or, on the absence of Darwin 

    De Villiers-Botha, Tanya (Philosophical Society of Southern Africa, 2011)
    A key failing in contemporary philosophy of mind is the lack of attention paid to evolutionary theory in its research projects. Notably, where evolution is incorporated into the study of mind, the work being done is often ...

  • Philosophy of psychopharmacology : a naturalist approach 

    Stein, Dan J. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The use of psychiatric medication is an important part of modern medical and psychiatric practice. Clinical psychopharmacology raises a broad range of philosophical issues, including metaphysical, ...

  • Postmetaphysical versus postmodern thinking : a critical appraisal of Habermas's debate with postmodernism 

    Cloete, Michael (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Philosophy has traditionally been concerned with the question of reason and rationality, as its central focus. From the perspective of the modern metaphysical tradition, this focus has developed around ...

  • n Postmoderne uitdaging aan die 'paradigmale biomediese etiek model' met verwysing na kompleksiteitsteorie 

    De Roubaix, J. A. M. (John Addey Malcolm) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Introduction From the postmodern ethical perspective [the postmodernist would say Jrom the ethical perspective], there is something suspicious and inherently unethical in a system of ethics supported ...

  • Postmodernism and the dilemma of an appropriate Christian paradigm for ethical descision making 

    Foshaugen, Edvard Kristian (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Church is facing a dilemma in how to apply and live out its message in a postmodern world. For many in the Church an understanding and application of morals and ethics has become bewildering. This ...

  • Poststructural approach to the abortion dilemma 

    Van Bogaert, Louis-Jacques (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Moral theories often view the problem of abortion as oppositional: either fiercely "pro-life" or adamantly "pro-choice". A closer view at their respective arguments suggests that extreme polar views ...

  • Poststructural ethics and the possibility of a general ethical theory 

    Hamman, J. N. (Johannes Nicolaas) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study is concerned with the possibility and characterisation of poststructural ethics and the ethics of general theories. It contains a review of selected readings on Modernity and provides a ...

  • Potential economies : complexity, novelty and the event 

    Human, Oliver (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The primary concern of this dissertation will be to understand under what conditions novelty arises within a system. In classical philosophy, the notion of novelty is usually said to arise out of an ...

  • Poverty and the role of business 

    Griffiths, Mary Alida (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
    As poverty continues to impact billions of people across the world – to the extent that millions die daily simply because they are too poor to live – there is a pressing ethical question to ask: Who, if anyone, should be ...

  • Poverty, spirits and sommunity : explorations in intercultural philosophy 

    Hofmeyr, Henry Murray (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
    The Philosophy of Poverty and the Ethics of Ubuntu The question posed in this article is if and how the ethics of ubuntu could play a role in poverty eradication in a capitalist economic system. I address this question ...

  • Power in the physician-patient relationship 

    Broekmann, Reginald J. (Reginald John) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper examines aspects of power within the physicianpatient relationship. The historical development of the physician-patient relationship is briefly reviewed and some of the complexities of the ...

  • Practical reason and technology : a philosophical study 

    Baughan, Hugh Simpson (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Practical reason can help make sense of the decisions that face humankind in a complex planetary age, and notably so regarding the development and use of technology. Human agency and functioning as a ...

  • The principle of respect for autonomy and the sterilization of people with intellectual disabilities 

    De Villiers, Suzanne (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The implementation of eugenic policies reached its peak during the zo" century when thousands of people with intellectual disabilities and other "undesirable qualities" were involuntary sterilized. ...

  • The problem of complexity : re-thinking the role of critique 

    Preiser, Rika (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation departs from the argument that an encounter with complexity exposes the breakdown of traditional doctrines that have been taken for granted for too long (markedly modernist reductionism). ...

  • A quantitative bio-economic investigation of inshore fisheries 

    Du Toit, Elmari (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-11)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The efficient management of renewable resources may ensure sustainable income to communities and countries. In the past the mathematical modelling used in the management decisions, in South Africa, was ...

  • The refugee as citizen : the possibility of political membership in a cosmopolitan world 

    Cilliers, Judy-Ann (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this thesis is to determine what responsibilities democratic states have toward refugees. This problem is stated within the broader framework of the tension inherent in all democratic states: ...

  • Responsibility in health care 

    Claassens, Mareli Misha (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    Please refer to full text for abstract.

  • The self in the thought of Kierkegaard, Sartre and Jung 

    Jonker, Christine (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The problem explored in this study concerns authenticity, and can be formulated as the question: 'How does one become oneself? In order to answer this query, related issues must be addressed, for ...

  • Should we save nature while people go hungry? : an analysis of nature preservation and poverty within the South African context 

    Russol, Mahomed Raffee (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa is a land of stunning beauty and scenic wonder, with contrasts ranging from arid semi-desert areas to lush green forests; from flat plains to towering mountains. Socially and economically ...