• 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 ...
    • Management as communicative action: habermasian perspectives on the quest for responsible management education 

      Smit, Arnoldus Tobias (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Management education, especially as practised in business schools, has been the subject of critical debate since the beginning of the 21st century. This was largely stimulated by concerns about the impact ...
    • The meaning of work : an ethical perspective 

      Scott, Liesel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The central idea developed in this thesis is that meaningful work provides the normative standard of what work should be for all human beings, based on the normative idea that being human entails a ...
    • Medical futility as an action guide in neonatal end-of-life decisions 

      Sidler, Daniel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis discusses the value of medical futility as an action guide for neonatal endof- life decisions. The concept is contextualized within the narrative of medical progress, the uncertainty of ...
    • The medical profession in a transforming South Africa society : ideals, values and role 

      Mahlati, Malixole Percival (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Medicine in our country is under severe stress, brought about by internal and external forces that need a response from the medical profession. The profession's attempts and response will fall short ...
    • (Mis)identifying the phenomenological-semiotic locus of human sexual (in)difference 

      Mare, Alexander (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: The aim of this thesis is to critique the validity of selecting specific material features of human embodiment (such as sex or skin colour) as stable sources of identity. Insofar as such identities are ...
    • Mite, metafoor en metafisika : stryd/spel op die grense 'tussen' poesie en filosofie 

      Du Toit, Henriette Louise (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1995)
      AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: In hierdie studie word daar gepoog om op 'n filosofies verantwoordbare manier die verband tussen filosofie (verstaan in die breedste sin as 'liefde vir die wysheid') en poesie (verstaan in die ...
    • The moral community and moral consideration : a pragmatic approach 

      Stephens, Christopher (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this thesis is to argue for a new metric for determining the moral status of another being. Determining this status is of foundational importance in a number of legal, political, and ethical ...
    • Moral Encounters of the Artificial Kind: Towards a non-anthropocentric account of machine moral agency 

      Tollon, Fabio (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this thesis is to advance a philosophically justifiable account of Artificial Moral Agency (AMA). Concerns about the moral status of Artificial Intelligence (AI) traditionally turn on questions ...
    • Moral perspectives on the problem of elective D/deafness 

      Ukena - Kotze, Alexandra Rosanna Gertrude (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: As empirical knowledge is progressing within the field of genomic medicine, the scope of medical treatments that are able to diagnose, cure or prevent disability widen and as a result, the questions ...
    • Moral relevance of oaths, declarations and codes in modern medicine 

      Simpson, Andries Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Oaths, declarations and codes are seen as moral guides to which physicians can subscribe in the daily practice of medicine. Due to events since the Second World War, the World Medical Association was ...
    • The morality and ethics of hunting : towards common ground 

      Patterson, Claire (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 1999-12)
      The hunters and anti-hunting have been arguing for years over whether or not trophy hunting should be allowed. While attempts have been made to resolve the issue, no widely acceptable solution has yet been found. Hunters ...