Some highlights from semester one 2018

Some highlights from semester one 2018

Publishing Date: 7/30/2018 12:15 PM

Philosophy Celebrating its Successes: Semester 1 2018

Some highlights from our first semester:


(click on the staff name to see who they are)

Ben Smart got a publication in CMAJ, Collaborating with academics from oxford university, with impact 7.8.

Ben Smart got a R30,000 grant from NRF for a project on cross-cultural issues in overmedicalisation and overprovision of medical interventions in Africa and the West.
Ben Smart has a forthcoming book (2018) with Springer, coauthored with Olaf Dammann (a UJ philosophy student and American academic epidemiologist), called 'The philosophy of causal inference in public health informatics"

Chad Harris, a Lecturer in Philosophy, published for the first time, and, moreover, did so in an international journal published by Oxford University Press that describes itself as 'the flagship scholarly journal in bioethics and the philosophy of medicine'.

Ademola Fayemi, a PDRF in Philosophy, had his fellowship renewed for a second year, in the light of having had 3.5 accredited units accepted for publication in his first year

Asheel Singh, an Associate Lecturer in Philosophy, submitted his D for examination

Rafael Winkler, an Assoc Prof in Philosophy, secured a contract with Palgrave Macmillan to publish a sole-authored book in 2019

Alex Broadbent, our Dean, had his inaugural address at UJ published in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, which devoted the April 2018 issue to critical discussions of his lecture and a reply from him

Veli Mitova received the Newton Advanced Fellowship, for a two-year project Epistemic Injustice, Reasons, and Agency, to be pursued in collaboration with Dr Lubomira Radoilska from University of Kent, December 2018 – November 2020. The project is worth just over GBP 50 000 and includes a two-year bursary for a student to pursue a Master's degree at UJ, as well as funding for two conferences to be held at UJ. 

Veli Mitova published an edited book called The Factive Turn in Epistemology. with Cambridge University Press.

Veli Mitova developed a new module 'The ethics of race and transformation' – Honours and MA course in which the students will develop suggestions for transforming South African academia on the basis of studying the ethics of race.

Hennie Lotter's pilot project on languages of 2017 was continued by Ben Smart in 2018 - students allowed to ask questions in African languages during lectures (translated by tutors).

Catherine Botha obtained funding to bring esteemed scholar Prof Richard Shusterman to SA to take part in a workshop for her forthcoming edited book (2019) with Brill Rodopi on "Somaesthetics in Africa"



Mpho Tshivhase, a D student in Philosophy, graduated, and was the first African woman from SA to earn a doctorate in the field

Carien Smith, an M student in Philosophy, won the AdHoc Flash Fiction competition, a project that is a part of the Bath Flash Fiction Awards in the UK, with a story titled 'Collapse'

Carien Smith also has had an article accepted in the Journal of Humanities (Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe).

Jessica van Jaarsveld from UJ Philosophy selected to attend the University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Thailand.

Jessica van Jaarsveld (D student) was awarded the VC Medal for Best MA student in Humanities 2017

Tony Shabangu, a D student in Philosophy, won a GES Scholarship from UJ


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