• Human dignity : a right or a responsibility? 

      De Villiers, Josephine Elizabeth (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: While most people acknowledge the dignity of fellow humans, atrocities that deny the dignity of people are rampant in our world. The ongoing ignorance and aberrations of the dignity of human beings in ...
    • Human embryonic stem cell research in transplantation and regenerative medicine : a principlist assessment 

      Kidha, Dan Kidha (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University., 2020-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Bioethics and scientific literature present transplantation and regenerative medicine as the next frontier for medical practice. The status of global disease burden also indicates that traditional ...
    • Identity formation : a key to transforming teaching and learning 

      Schoeman, Madeleine (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper proposes a possible solution to the current state of education in South African public schools, notably the underperforming schools. It uses various international studies, namely the Progress ...
    • The impact of materialistic monism and suffering on medical students :a critique of the biomedical and biopsychosocial model of medical schools 

      Kuehne, Jan (Jan Cavan) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2007-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: On entry to medical school, students are confronted with a worldview that can be typified as materialistic monism. The student progressively becomes a materialistic monist, not only because of the teaching, ...
    • An investigation of the libertarian philosophy, applied to business ethics 

      Hattingh, Cornelius Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Libertarianism, as a broad philosophy and frame of thinking, is concerned with one core concept, that of personal liberty; specifically, the liberty of each person to live according to her own choices, ...
    • Is Dr. Andrew Murray a mystic? 

      De Villiers, Theo C. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 1919)
      Please refer to full text for abstract. No Afrikaans abstract available.
    • Is life to be taken seriously? 

      Du Plessis, Daniel Willem (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University., 2020-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this thesis, the question “is life serious?” is posed and answered. To answer this question, a conceptual analysis of the concepts ‘life’ and ‘serious’ is undertaken along with an extrapolation and ...
    • The justfiable limitations of patient autonomy in contemporary South African medical practice 

      Anthony, John (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ABSTRACT: The European Enlightenment secured man’s freedom from doctrinal thought. Scientific progress and technological innovation flourished in the 18th Century, radically changing the lives of all. Man’s mastery ...
    • Justice and the law : a perspective from contemporary jurisprudence 

      Malan, Yvonne (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis examines the relationship between law and justice. Firstly, it is argued that the concept of justice tends to be defined too narrowly as distributive justice or as a mechanism to maintain ...
    • Justice as fairness and property rights: beyond property-owning democracy 

      Schaafsma, Gerrit (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: The aim of this thesis is to place the debate about the relationship between property rights and justice as fairness on a new footing. I begin by exploring Rawls’s argument that justice as fairness is ...
    • Justice, entitlement and inheritance : exploring theoretical grounds for the rectification of manifest injustices through an analysis of inheritance 

      Spies, Frances (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 ...
    • Kennis as lewe 

      Degenaar, J. J.(Johannes Jacobus),1926- (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1948)
      No abstract available
    • Kompleksiteit en begronding in die werk van Hannah Arendt en Jaques Derrida 

      Eloff, Philip Rene (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this mini-thesis I explore Hannah Arendt’s engagement with the problem of foundation in relation to the work of Derrida and complexity theory. In Arendt the problem of foundation takes shape as the ...
    • Die kompleksiteit van menswees in geneeskunde : 'n krities-filosofiese ondersoek 

      Van Niekerk, Marilu (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The dehumanising of human beings which often underpins western medicine lead to this study. Moreover a predominant mechanistic and reductionist view of a human being necessitated a philosophical investigation ...
    • Ladyman’s Realism, van Fraassen’s Anti-Realism and Fine’s Middle-Way 

      Van der Merwe, Ragnar (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this thesis is to critically analyse and evaluate the current debate between scientific realists and anti-realists. Some thinkers claim that the debate is a stalemate, with both parties appealing ...
    • Leadership placement in organisations : a Drathian perspective 

      Burman, Richard Westley (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: One school of thought on leadership propounds the idea that the individual leader is the source of leadership through personal dominance and intellectual influence. However, organisations are operating ...
    • Lewenskwaliteit in biomediese konteks : filosofies-etiese ondersoek 

      Breitenbach, Maritza (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Every individual has a mental image of what a ‘good’ life entails. Whether this idea of a good life is based on hedonist, preference satisfaction or ideal theories, or a combination of these theories, ...
    • The limits of virtue theory in business ethics 

      Mpekansambo, Lawrence M. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The overall aim of this study is to establish the implications, effectiveness and limitations of making Aristotelian virtue theory a meta-theory of business. The study intends to test what the business ...
    • Logical extensions of the responsibility to protect 

      Hayes, Kelli A. (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Are violent and non-violent mass atrocities morally different? According to the United Nations, they are. But why? The answer to this question is important as it in part determines our obligations to ...
    • Love and arms : on violence and justification after Levinas 

      Douglas, Helen L. (Helen Lillian) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: What does it mean that the violence of aggression could justify the violence of resistance? What does such justification accomplish, and when, and how? What underlies the conditions and limitations of ...