You can access details of selected publications of our staff members by visiting their individual webpages on this website.
Conferences and Workshops hosted
On 24-25 March 2012, Prof Metz hosted a workshop devoted to D. A. Masolo’s latest book, Self and Community in a Changing World. Approximately 12 local academics discussed elements of the book with Prof. Masolo.
Sponsored by a R170,000 grant from the NRF, in December 2011 Dr Broadbent organized a conference aiming to establish the philosophy of epidemiology as a new sub-field of the philosophy of science. Speakers included Profs Christopher Hitchcock, John Worrall and Richard Wright.
In November 2011, Prof Metz organized a workshop devoted to the theme of anti-natalism, featuring David Benatar’s Better Never to have Been. Among the speakers were Profs David Benatar, David Boonin and Saul Smilansky. The proceedings will appear in a special issue of the South African Journal of Philosophy, due out in mid-2012.
2012 Guest Lecturers and Post-doctoral Fellows
Dr Oisín Keohane joined UJ Philosophy as a post-doctoral fellow from February 2012. Dr Keohane’s research focuses on Continental philosophy, with emphasis on the question of language and nationalism.
Prof D. A. Masolo visited the Department from 18-27 March 2012, engaging with students and participating in a workshop devoted to his latest book, Self and Community in a Changing World.
Dr Broadbent has won a substantial grant to support a symposium on 'Evidence in Healthcare Reform' from the Swiss Boucher Foundation. The grant will support the travel and accommodation expenses for 12 international delegates to attend the symposium that is expected to take place in Geneva in November 2013.
Several members of the Department have either recently published books or secured contracts to do so, and the Department will be running seminars to bring attention to, and to critically engage with, them. Prof Lötter’s Poverty, Ethics, and Justice appeared in 2011 with the Universities of Wales Press and of Chicago Press. The book will be appearing in paperback soon, and will be the subject of a seminar taking place in early 2013.
Prof Metz’s Meaning in Life: An Analytic Study will be published by Oxford University Press, probably at the end of 2012; and Dr Broadbent’s The Philosophy of Epidemiology will be put out by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013. Watch this space for notice of when the seminars will take place.
Research Funding Opportunities for UJ Postgraduate Students can be accessed here.
•Mr Kevin Behrens has completed his doctorate, and after receiving two job offers at the end of 2011, accepted a lectureship at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at the University of the Witwatersrand.
•Ms Mpho Tshivhase, currently pursuing a doctorate at UJ Philosophy on the topic of uniqueness, accepted an offer of a three-year Lectureship in the Department of Philosophy at UJ from January 2012.
Forthcoming and Submitted Publications by our Postgraduates
Kevin Behrens, “Should Baobab Trees have Standing?: African Environmentalism and Moral considerability,” Environmental Ethics (forthcoming 2012).
Kevin Behrens, "Moral Obligations toward Future Generations in African Thought," Journal of Global Ethics (forthcoming 2012)
Candess Kostopoulos and Johan Snyman 2011 "Om te kan asemhaal": transformatiewe mimesis as voorwaarde vir betrokkenheid in die poësie van Antjie Krog Koers 76(4) .
Candess Kostopoulos, 2012"People are Strange When You¹re a Stranger: Shame, the Self and Some Pathologies of Social Imagination," South African Journal of Philosophy 31: 301-313.
Asheel Singh, 2012 “Furthering the Case for Anti-Natalism: Seana Shiffrin and the Limits of Permissible Harm,” South African Journal of Philosophy 31: 104-116.
Mpho Tshivhase has submitted a paper entitled "Personhood: Social Approval and a Unique Identity" to Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy.