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​Postgraduate Handbook

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(Please note that Prof Catherine Botha (, 0115593403) is PG coordinator for 2019)

Postgraduate Programmes:


Catherine Botha

SUPERVISION TOPICS: Aesthetics; nineteenth and twentieth century continental philosophy, esp, the work of Heidegger and Nietzsche; feminism; philosophy of mind; animal ethics; bioethics

Hennie Lötter

SUPERVISION TOPICS: Issues of justice, theories of truth, selected areas of political philosophy, and environmental ethics

Thaddeus Metz

SUPERVISION TOPICS: Honours and Masters level: anything in normative philosophy (value theory, meta-ethics, applied ethics, ethical theory, political/legal philosophy); anything in African, East Asian or Islamic philosophy.

Doctoral level: African normative philosophy; meaning in life and related values; theories of justice; philosophy of higher education.

Veli Mitova

SUPERVISION TOPICS: Analytic epistemology, social epistemology, metaethics, reasons, rationality, philosophy of emotion, philosophy of mind, philosophy and literature, philosophy of race

Zinhle Mncube

SUPERVISION TOPICS: Philosophy of biology and philosophy of race

Dr Ben Smart

SUPERVISION TOPICS: The metaphysics of causation and laws of nature, the philosophy of medicine (health and disease), The philosophy of epidemiology, philosophy of sport, philosophy of science broadly construed

Chad Harris

SUPERVISION TOPICS: Philosophy of science (broadly), philosophy of economics, the problem of induction (and new riddle), forecasting and prediction, comparing African epistemology and scientific rationality alternatives (especially African) to mechanistic thinking

Rafael Winkler

SUPERVISION TOPICS/ AUTHOURS: 19th and 20th century European philosophy, German idealism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, poststructuralism, early modern philosophy, Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, Foucault, Aristotle, Bergson