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The concept of person in African political philosophy : an analytical and evaluative study.
The communitarian conception of person is the dominant view of personhood in African philosophy. This view centrally holds that personhood is something that is attained in direct proportion to one's moral worth and one's ...
Freud and the legacy of Greece.
This thesis traces Freud's debt to classical Greece and argues that the development of his theory should not be considered apart from its roots in this legacy. The psychoanalytic project sheltered under the umbrella of ...
Ideology, virtue and well-being : a critical examination of Francis Fukuyama's notion of liberal democracy.
This thesis is a critical examination of Fukuyama's "end of history" version of liberalism, in which he announces the triumphant emergence of liberal democracy as a universal form of governance. The thesis ...
Membrane changes and lipid peroxidation during ageing in seeds of Lactuca sativa L.
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Reasoning in practice : foundation for understanding in a multi- cultural context.
The thesis is based on the assumption that reasoning functions in its context. The locus of this context is the subject-in-act. The subject-in-act observes, wonders, asks questions, judges and makes justifications. In ...
Samuel Johnson on the Egyptian origin of the Yoruba.
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A critical examination of Richard Rorty's liberal lexicon.
This dissertation examines Richard Rorty's liberalism, especially as articulated in Contingency, irony, and solidarity, from a perspective which is sympathetic to the broad features of his pragmatism. I argue that Rorty's ...
Democracy, power and the organization of education projects.
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Against a priori knowledge of non-trivial truths.
This is a thesis in support of the conceptual yoking of analytic truth to a priori knowledge. My approach is a semantic one; the primary subject matter throughout the thesis is linguistic objects, such as propositions or ...
An inquiry into the nature of group agency and individual agency : a study of rational autonomy.
Human agency entails being able to rationalize over decisions, passing judgements and executing actions based on these deliberations. All these rationalizations and executions flow from a principle of rational autonomy. ...