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Justice, entitlement and inheritance : exploring theoretical grounds for the rectification of manifest injustices through an analysis of inheritance
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis explores the possibility of promoting social justice through the direct confrontation and rectification of manifest injustices in our existing social institutions and practices, as opposed ...
Closing the gap : exploring edentulism through Norman Daniels’ approach to health and healthcare
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Statistics from the Western Cape Department of Oral and Dental Health Services show an alarming decrease in the construction of dentures by dentists working at state health facilities. In addition, ...
Gogo the sangoma : an initiation into biography writing
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2010-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation is a study in the field of life writing. It is a biography. It also tracks the relationship between Gogo, an elderly Christian Xhosa sangoma (sacred specialist / ‘traditional healer’), ...
Arendt, Stiegler en die lewe van die gees
(Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, 2012-03)
The founding manifesto of Ars Industrialis commits the members of the association to a new "industrial politics of the spirit". The manifesto makes it clear that "spirit" is meant to refer to Hannah Arendt's conception of ...
Some lessons from Kripke’s a puzzle about belief
(Stellenbosch University, Department of General Linguistics, 2011)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The literature on Kripke’s A Puzzle About Belief has delivered convincing answers to the problem raised by Kripke. This is so both for referentialists and descriptivists. In this article I consider what ...
Orientation and ambiguity - on a decisive hermeneutical dimension in Dirkie Smit's theological thinking
(Stellenbosch University, 2013)
This essay explores Dirkie Smit’s theological thinking from a hermeneutical perspective. Smit’s linking up with Karl Barth’s view on confessing, as can be seen in the Accompanying Letter of the Belhar Confession, is taken ...
How not to be a metaethical naturalist - Jesse Prinz on the emotional construction of morals
(Taylor & Francis, 2014-07)
Jesse Prinz develops a naturalistic metaethical theory with which he purports to sidestep ‘Hume's law’ by demonstrating how, on his theory, in describing what our moral beliefs commit us to we can determine what our moral ...
From inequality to equality : evaluating normative justifications for affirmative action as racial redress
We investigate whether, and to what extent, Nozick’s entitlement theory and Rawls’s theory of justice as fairness can normatively ground affirmative action policies. Our findings are that, whereas the Nozickean project ...
Why the world is still unequal : on the apparatuses of justification and interpassivity
Inequality offends our moral sensibilities, yet there is no urgency to address it. This article explains the lack of an adequate response to inequality by outlining two apparatuses conspiring to perpetuate inequality – ...
Responsibility in health care
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
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