• 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 mental content in the Causal Theory 

      Smit, J. P. (Stellenbosch University, Department of General Linguistics, 2013)
      Kripke's causal theory requires that downstream users of a name must have the intention to use the name in the same way that upstream users did. Kripke, however, has demonstrated no need for this requirement qua independent ...
    • 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 ...
    • Notion of African as a strategic ideological epistemic position in African philosophy 

      Morakinyo, Olusegun (Unisa Press, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This article argues that the racial essentialism implicit in the geographic criteria of the meaning of "African" in African philosophy (as black, ethnic and sub-Saharan) limits the development of African ...
    • On the paradox of the political/transcendence and Eschatology : transimmanence and the promise of love in Jean-Luc Nancy 

      Gerber, Schalk Hendrik; Van der Merwe, Willem Lodewikus (MDPI, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The debate on the possibility of re-thinking transcendence at the so-called end or closure of the metaphysical tradition and its relation to the political is situated at the heart of contemporary continental ...
    • 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 ...
    • Phronesis and an ethics of responsibility 

      Van Niekerk, Anton Albert; Nortje, Nico (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2013-06-24)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This article concerns the development of a framework for the formation of an adequate approach to moral reasoning in bioethics. Bioethics has largely been dominated by the influence of two approaches to ...
    • Politico-philosophical perspectives on reconciliation 

      Van Niekerk, Anton A. (Pieter de Waal Neethling Trust, 2010)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The article is an analysis of the philosophical meaning and political prospects of the idea of reconciliation between all South Africans. The author is sceptical about this prospect. While he regards ...
    • Price, virtues, principles: how to discern what inspires best practices in water management? a case study about small farmers in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico 

      Ramirez, Rafael R.; Seeliger, Leanne; Di Pietro, Filippo (MDPI, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Improving water practices among small farmers in a water scarce area like the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is a complex task. Despite government attempts to enforce regulations and question the possibility ...
    • Promoting responsible research conduct in a developing world academic context 

      Horn, Lyn Margaret (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2013-06-21)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: As reports of research misconduct seem to increase, research integrity and the promotion of responsible research conduct are important for academic institutions. This paper considers what research integrity ...
    • Public health and social justice : forging the links 

      Horn, L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015-11)
      The purpose of this article is to explore the concept and scope of public health and to argue that particularly in low income contexts, where social injustice and poverty often impact significantly on the overall health ...
    • Public health, beneficence and cosmopolitan justice 

      Horn, L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015-11-26)
      This article proposes that, in line with moral-cosmopolitan theorists, affluent nations have an obligation, founded in justice and not merely altruism or beneficence, to share the responsibility of the burden of public ...
    • Religion : a new Struggle for African Identity 

      Sanni, John Sodiq (Unisa Press, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Looking at most African countries, one realises that the social imaginaries which make us who we are, continue to be an issue in every society. It is even more rampant when we think of the role religion ...
    • A review of Aristotle’s claim regarding Pythagoreans fundamental Beliefs: all is number? 

      Cornelli, Gabriele (Universidad do Vale de Rio dos Sinos, 2016)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The question-statement, “All is number?”, the title of Zhmud’s famous 1989 article in Phronesis, opens a challenge to the extremely important Aristotelian testimony that “all is number” was the fundamental ...
    • Review of the second annual Ethics SA conference : an investigation of the state of ethics in South Africa 

      Woermann, Minka (SUNMeDIA, 2012)
      This review article documents the insights presented by the panel of speakers at the second annual Ethics SA conference, hosted in May 2012. The content pertains to the state of ethics in South Africa, with specific focus ...