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    • Arendt, Stiegler en die lewe van die gees 

      Roodt, Vasti (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 ...

    • Biomedical ethics in South Africa : current challenges and institutional responses 

      Hattingh, Johan P. (Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, Eberhard-Karls-University of TubingenZentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (Tübingen); European Network for Biomedical Ethics, 2000)
      The academic field of biomedical ethics in south Africa is fairly young and is currently going through a phase of properly establishing itself institutionally. At the same time it is confronted with the mulliple challenges ...

    • Biomediese verbetering : maakbaarheid of onttowering? 

      Van Niekerk, Anton A. (Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, 2012-12)
      This essay examines some of the most important ethical questions surrounding biomedical enhancement in the light of the question whether such enhancement does not specifically add to the disenchantment problematic in ...

    • Conceptualizing ecological sustainability and ecologically sustainable development in ethical terms : issues and challenges 

      Hattingh, Johan P. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
      The twin concepts of ecological sustainability and ecologically sustainable development have been in circulation in international circles for about three decades. In South Africa these concepts have become cornerstones ...

    • Deliberating about race as a variable in biomedical research 

      Van Niekerk, Anton A. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2011-04-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Race as a variable in research ethics is investigated: to what extent is it morally appropriate to regard the race of research subjects as pivotal for research outcomes? The challenges it poses to ...

    • Ecological sustainability in a developing country such as South Africa? A philosophical and ethical inquiry. 

      Hattingh, Johan P.; Attfield, Robin (Frank Cass PublishersRoutledge, 2002)
      Although South Africa has adopted the notion of ecologically sustainable development not only as a human right entrenched in its Constitution, but also as one of its major policy objectives, there are major practical, ...

    • Die einde van etiek in 'n wêreld van on-volhoubare ontwikkeling? 

      Hattingh, Johan P. (2003-10)
      Vir ons doeleindes wil ek onvolhoubare ontwikkeling definieer as ontwikkeling waarin die behoeftes van die hede op so 'n manier bevredig word dat dit die vermoë ondermyn van toekomstige geslagte om hulle behoeftes te ...

    • Finding creativity in the diversity of environmental ethics 

      Hattingh, Johan P. (Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa, 1999)
      The contribution is a comprehensive if abbreviated review of different philosophical perspectives on human-environment relationships. Extensively referenced, it outlines historical trends and current debates in the field ...

    • The formation of the self : Nietzsche and complexity 

      Cilliers, Paul, 1956-; Roodt, Vasti; De Villiers, Tanya (Philosophical Society of South Africa., 2002)
      The purpose of this article is to examine the relationship between the formation of the self and the worldly horizon within which this self achieves its meaning. Our inquiry takes place from two perspectives: the first ...

    • From inequality to equality : evaluating normative justifications for affirmative action as racial redress 

      Hall, Susan; Woermann, Minka (SUNMeDIA, 2014-11)
      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 ...

    • Hermeneutics and historical consciousness : an appraisal of the contribution of Hans-Georg Gadamer 

      Van Niekerk, Anton A. (African Journals Online -- AJOL, 2002)
      In this introductory article to the volume of the South African Journal of Philosophy in tribute of Hans-Georg Gadamer, the author, first, makes a few remarks about the nature of hermeneutics and Gadamer's views on the ...

    • How not to be a metaethical naturalist - Jesse Prinz on the emotional construction of morals 

      De Villiers-Botha, Tanya (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 ...

    • Moral challenges in managed care 

      Hattingh, Leandri (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015-11-26)
      Managed healthcare in South Africa is faced with complex moral challenges, where different stakeholders appeal to different ethics principles to guide decision-making. The traditional bio-medical ethics principles of ...

    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    • An opinion survey of ethical concerns in environmental decision-making in Cape Town and Surrounds: the base line of 2002 

      Seeliger, Leanne; Hattingh, Johan P. (Stellenbosch University, 2004-10)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The main objectives of this study were to determine the levels of confidence in the process of environmental decision-making in Cape Town and surrounds; to determine the possible causes of these concerns; ...

    • Orientation and ambiguity - on a decisive hermeneutical dimension in Dirkie Smit's theological thinking 

      Fouche, Leon (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 ...

    • 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 ...