• 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). ...
    • Our moral obligations to disadvantaged children 

      Hayes, Kelli A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: We live in a time of unprecedented wealth and ease, taking airplanes to exotic locales and enjoying a variety of foods from across the globe. Significant improvements in healthcare have increased life ...
    • Harm and enhancement : philosophical and ethical perspectives 

      Hall, Susan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The distinction between treatment and enhancement is often considered to be a morally significant boundary, which, at the very least, marks the limits of our moral obligations. This conviction holds despite ...
    • Darwin's doubt : implications of the theory of evolution for human knowledge 

      Vlerick, Michael Marie Patricia Lucien Hilda (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this dissertation I enquire into the status, scope and limits of human knowledge, given the fact that our perceptual and cognitive faculties are the product of evolution by natural selection. I argue ...
    • Complexity, peacebuilding and coherence : implications of complexity for the peacebuilding coherence dilemma 

      De Coning, Cedric Hattingh (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation explores the utility of using Complexity studies to improve our understanding of peacebuilding and the coherence dilemma, which is regarded as one of the most significant problems facing ...