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‘Don’t objectify black people through white guilt’
‘Don’t objectify black people through white guilt’
COMMENTIn a piece published in the Mail & Guardian (“So who has the right to speak about identity? February 10), I raised what had...
Isn't identity informed by experience?
Isn't identity informed by experience?
In the midst of the turmoil in the Philosophical Society of South Africa (PSSA), I read with interest the
​Demise of philosophical society not black and white
​Demise of philosophical society not black and white
The Philosophical Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) is on the brink of...
​The age of humanism is ending
​The age of humanism is ending
There is no sign that 2017 will be much different from 2016.
'The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit'
'The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit'
That so many in South Africa’s political fraternity expressed relief that the Constitutional Court’s findings on President Jacob Zuma...
Violence: What Fanon really said
Violence: What Fanon really said
If there’s a philosopher of the moment it is, by some distance, Frantz Fanon. This is not surprising given that Fanon offers compelling accounts of...
No country for brilliant thinkers
No country for brilliant thinkers
Philosopher Mabogo More was recently awarded the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement award by the Caribbean Philosophical Association. The award...
What do we mean when we speak of ubuntu?
What do we mean when we speak of ubuntu?
UBUNTU: CURATING THE ARCHIVE edited by Leonhard Praeg and Siphokazi Magadla (UKZN Press)
The comforts of orthodoxy
The comforts of orthodoxy
‘There’s no more ridiculed genre in the literary canon — and you can see why. Most self-help books are written by Americans of...
'A lot of what I write is blah blah, bullshit'
'A lot of what I write is blah blah, bullshit'
"There is an anarchist leftist group here in London who hate me," says Slavoj Zizek with a giggle as we settle into a dilapidated leather sofa in...
UJ philosopher on 'the meaning of life'
UJ philosopher on 'the meaning of life'
No other philosophy department in the country is doing more to train black postgraduates as the University of Johannesburg (UJ), says Professor...
The art of using philosophy
The art of using philosophy
Over recent years more people have been arguing that philosophy must rediscover its historic mission to help us live better, more contented lives....