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Department of Philosophy Permanent Staff

Asheel SinghDr A Singh
Senior Lecturer
B Ring 703A, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 4940
AOS: Meaning in life, applied ethics, bioethics (transhumanism/human enhancement), population ethics (anti-natalism), environmental ethics.

AOC: African philosophy (esp. metaphysics), Eastern philosophical approaches (esp. Indian), theories of consciousness (e.g., cosmopsychism), philosophy of religion, Nietzsche.

Dr Devon Bailey
B Ring 708A9, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 4942
Philosophy of Art and Dance, African Philosophy, African Art and Aesthetics, Identity and Self-knowledge.
Dr Dimpho Takane Maponya
B Ring 705, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 2734
Supervision Areas: Feminism, Gender and Sexuality, African Philosophy, Decolonial Theory and Ethics.
Mrs N Marks
Office Manager
B Ring 701, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 2337
Prof Veli Mitova Director Of African Centre Of Epistemology & Phil Of ScienceProf Veli Mitova
Professor and Director of the African Centre of Epistemology & Phil. of Science
B Ring 707, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 3133
AOS: Veli welcomes excellent Honours, MA and PhD students who would like to work in any area of epistemology, social epistemology, and feminist epistemology, especially on epistemic injustice, the decolonisation of knowledge, and the epistemology of AI.
Prof C.F. Botha
B Ring 708, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 3403
Aesthetics, philosophy of art, philosophy of dance, 19th and 20th C continental philosophy, esp. Nietzsche and Heidegger AOI: philosophy of mind, environmental ethics, feminisms.
Dr. C. Harris
Senior Lecturer and Head of Department
B Ring 704, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 3840
Supervision areas: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science, African Philosophy, Decolonisation
Prof. R. Winkler
B Ring 704A, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 4244
19th and 20th century European philosophy, phenomenology, hermeneutics, deconstruction, and philosophy of identity and difference.
Prof. B Smart
Associate Professor
B Ring 703, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 4940
AOS: Philosophy of Medicine; Philosophy of Public Health; Biomedical Ethics; Metaphysics of Science

AOC: Philosophy of Science broadly construed; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Sport; Epistemology; Applied Ethics; Metaphysics broadly construed

Dr Tony Shabangu
B-Ring 704A, APK
+27 (0) 011 559 3765
Tony Shabangu is a Philosophy lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, where his main areas of research specialization are African Ethics, primarily Ubuntu.

Department of Philosophy Contract Lecturers


NameTelephone NumberOffice NumberRoleCampus

Department of Philosophy Temporary Lecturers


NameTelephone NumberOffice NumberRoleCampus
Mr David Scholtz011 559 2729B Ring 709Temporary LecturerAPK
Ms Nicole Caunter Broadbent011 559 2729B Ring 709Temporary LecturerAPK

Department of Philosophy Distinguished Visiting Professors

NameTelephone NumberOffice NumberRoleCampus
Prof D. Moellendorf+27 (0) 11 559 2729B Ring 608Distinguished Visiting ProfessorAPK
Prof Nancy JeckerVisiting ProfessorUniversity of Washington
Prof Alex BroadbentVisiting ProfessorDurham University
Prof Lewis GordonVisiting PorfessorUniversity of Connecticut

Department of Philosophy Emeritus and Honorary Professors


NameTelephone NumberOffice NumberRoleCampus
Prof Mongane Serote011 559 4555B Ring 702Honorary ProfessorAPK
Prof Johan SnymanTo contact Prof Snyman please write to our office manager, Mrs. N Marks at EmeritusAPK