Dr. Minka Woermann

minka@sun.ac.za

Minka Woermann​ (PhD) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and the Head of the Unit for Business Ethics and Public Integrity in the Centre for Applied Ethics. Her research interests include post-structural (French) philosophy, critical complexity theory, ethics, and business ethics. She is the author of Bridging Complexity and Post-Structuralism: Insights and Implications (Springer, 2016) and of On the (Im)Possibility of Business Ethics: Critical Complexity, Deconstruction, and Implications for Understanding the Ethics of Business(Springer, 2013). She served as the editor-in-chief of the African Journal of Business Ethics from2013 to 2016.

Teaching

Undergraduate

Philosophy 314: Structuralism and Post-structuralism

Postgraduate

Complexity, post-structuralism, and ethics (Honours)

Contributing lecturer: Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Ethics

Business ethics (MPhil in Applied Ethics)

Selected publications

Monographs

Woermann, M. 2016. Bridging Complexity and Post-Structuralism: Insights and Implications. Switzerland: Springer International, 205 pp.

Woermann, M. 2013. On the (Im)Possibility of Business Ethics: Critical Complexity, Deconstruction, and Implications for Understanding the Ethics of Business. Dordrecht: Springer, 175 pp.

 

Journal articles

Woermann, M. and Engelbrecht, S. 2017. The Ubuntu challenge to business: From stakeholders to relationholders. Journal of Business Ethics, special virtual edition on Business Ethics in Africa.

Hall, S. and Woermann, M. 2014. From inequality to equality: Evaluating normative justifications for affirmative action as racial redress. African Journal of Business Ethics, 8(2): 61 – 76.

Woermann, M. 2013. ‘Moral imperatives for an immanent world: investigating the pragmatist, deconstructive, and ante-philosophical positions’, South African Journal of Philosophy, 32(3): 275 – 284.

Woermann, M. and Cilliers, P. 2012. ‘The ethics of complexity and the complexity of ethics’, South African Journal of Philosophy, 31(2): 447 – 463.

Woermann, M. 2011. ‘In corporations we trust? A critique of contractarian-based corporate social responsibility models’, African Journal of Business Ethics,5(1): 26 – 35.

 

Book chapters

Woermann, M. and Cilliers, P. 2016. ‘The ethics of complexity and the complexity of ethics’ in Cilliers, P. Critical Complexity. Collected Essays, Preiser, R. (ed.). Berlin: De Gruyter (Ontos), 265 – 284; reprint.

Woermann, M. 2010. ‘Corporate identity, responsibility and the ethics of complexity’ in Cilliers, P. and Preiser, R. (eds.) Complexity, Difference and Identity. Dordrecht: Springer, 167 – 191.

 

Textbooks

Kretzschmar, L., Prinsloo, F., Prozesky, M., Rossouw, D., Sander, K., Siebrits, J., and Woermann, M. 2012. Ethics for Accountants and Auditors 3rded. Cape Town: Oxford University Press.

 

Forthcoming

Woermann, M. 2018.  ‘Business ethics in Africa’ in E. Heath, B. Kaldis, and A. Marcoux (eds). The Routledge Companion to Business Ethics. London: Routledge.

Woermann, M. 2018. ‘Complexity and the normativity of law’ in J. Murray, T. Webb, and S. Wheately (eds). Complexity Theory & Law: Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence. Routledge.

Woermann, M., Human, O., and Preiser, R. 2018. ‘General complexity: a philosophical and critical perspective’. Emergence: Complexity and Organization.

 

Dr. Woermann’s  full CV and publications can be downloaded from https://sun.academia.edu/MinkaWoermann