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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

The Stellenbosch Department of Philosophy is one of the foremost in Africa and offers an excellent education from undergraduate to PhD level. Our staff are all internationally recognised researchers with expertise in a wide range of fields, including moral philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind and cognition, metaphysics, philosophy of language, African philosophy, phenomenology, political philosophy, feminist theory, critical legal theory and critical social theory. We also have a renowned Centre for Applied Ethics, with research units devoted to bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, and social and political ethics. For more information on specific programmes or initiatives, please click on the links below.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Available 2023

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Postdoctoral Fellowship   Scope of Research:     Beyond the violence of metaphysics: Ethics and globalisation at the intersection of decolonial and post-structural philosophy   The main aim of the postdoctoral project…

Abortion: A Recurring Dispute

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Just when one began to think that the world has enough problems, the dispute about abortion has been re-opened. This year it is 50 years since the sensational American Supreme…
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