Think to win at life! Philosophy the best course to take @ UJ|University of Johannesburg
Philosophy Home of Critical Thinking
Department of Philosophy
Congratulations to Philosophy Honours student Shené de Rijk who received the Faculty Prize,
an award presented annually to one student in the Faculty of Humanities, as the top achiever at their graduation ceremony.
Our postgrads are getting published!!!
2020 and Forthcoming
Forthcoming. An African Approach to the Meaning of Life. South African Journal of Philosophy.
Forthcoming. An African Response to Absurdism. South African Journal of Philosophy.
Forthcoming. What is the Nature of Medicine? An Attempt to Decolonise the Language of Medicine. HSRC Press.
Forthcoming. From Machine Ethics to Computational Ethics. AI & Society Journal.
Swanepoel, Danielle M. 2020.
The possibility of deliberate norm‑adherence in AI. Ethics and Information Technology.
Tobi, Abraham T.
Forthcoming. Towards A Plausible Account of Epistemic Decolonisation. Philosophical Papers.
Van Jaarsveldt, Jessica. 2020.
Nussbaum’s capability approach and African environmental ethics: is the African voice heard? Oxford Development Studies.
Anderson, Jane. 2019.
Damasio’s body-map-based view, Panksepp’s affect-centric view, and the evolutionary advantages of consciousness. South African Journal of Philosophy, 38 (4): 419– 432.
Terblanché-Greeff, Aïda C. 2019.
Ubuntu and Environmental Ethics: the West can Learn from Africa when Faced with Climate Change. In African Environmental Ethics: A Critical Reader, ed. Chemhuru, M. Switzerland: Springer.
Welcome to the Home of Critical and Ethical Thinking!
We teach people how to think
- in a world of info-overload and robot panic
- in ways relevant to our African context
- drawing on our diverse identity
- in three major philosophical traditions - African, Continental, and Analytic