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Department of Philosophy Permanent Staff

Chad HarrisDr. C. Harris
Senior Lecturer and Head of Department
B Ring 704, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 3840
Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science.
Asheel SinghDr A Singh
Senior Lecturer
B Ring 703A, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 4940
Applied ethics, bioethics (transhumanism/human enhancement), population ethics (anti-natalism), environmental ethics, meaning in life; AOI: African philosophy (esp. metaphysics), Eastern philosophical approaches (esp. Indian), Nietzsche.
Devon BaileyMs Devon Bailey
Assistant Lecturer
B ring 709, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 2729
Philosophy of Art and Dance, African Philosophy, African Art and Aesthetics, Identity and Self-knowledge.
Dimpho MaponyeMs Dimpho Takane Maponya
Assistant Lecturer
B Ring 709, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 2729
African Philosophy, Feminism, Philosophy of Race and Ethics
Nicolene MarksMrs 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
Epistemology, Social Epistemology, Metaethics, Epistemic Injustice, Decolonising Knowledge, Evidence, Reasons for Action and Belief, Epistemic Responsibility.
Hennie LotterProf. HPP Lotter
B Ring 705, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 2734

Theories of justice, theories of truth, animal and environmental ethics.

Retiring on 31 December 2022

Catherine BothaProf 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.
Rafael WinklerProf. R. Winkler
B Ring 704A, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 4244
 AOS: 19th and 20th century European thought, Kant, Hegel, German Idealism, phenomenology, deconstruction, psychoanalysis
Ben SmartProf. 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 mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of sport, philosophy of biology, biomedical ethics, philosophy of time

Processed With Vsco With M3 PresetMs. Z. Mncube
B Ring 708A, APK
+27 (0) 11 559 4942
Philosophy of race, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, Feminism (especially as related to the sciences, and to philosophy of language).

Department of Philosophy Contract Lecturers

NameTelephone NumberOffice NumberRoleCampus

Department of Philosophy Temporary Lecturers

NameTelephone NumberOffice NumberRoleCampus
Mr Tony Shabangu+27 (0) 11 559 2337B Ring 712AContract LecturerAPK
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