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The Artist in a Positivist Academy

Bridging the Artist-Scholar Divide

Ibanga B. Ikpe

cited as reasons for students’ career choices, contemporary hyper-positivist philosophy could be cited as its intellectual foundation. Hyper-positivism, with the natural sciences as its model, has as its ‘ontological assumption that the world is orderly

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Barbara Prainsack

if I had been socialized to focus on what people have in common. In sum, solidarity is characterized by symmetry between people in the moment of enacting mutual support. This symmetry is not an ontological statement about the configuration of our

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Milja Kurki

forms of living, or silence? 3. Democracy in a pluriverse. Anthropocene authors show an interest in thinking through the “ontological turn.” If the world consists of multiple (overlapping?) worlds—rather than “one world”—how do worlds speak to each

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Sunday Paul Chinazo Onwuegbuchulam and Khondlo Mtshali

, as the state or organisations do not really act; rather, it is individuals who act. The ontological status of organisations in society’s different spheres is thus contested, an issue that the SiSA enunciates ( Migdal 1988 , 1994 ). Thus, it is

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Colonising ‘Free’ Will

A Critique of Political Decolonisation in Ghana

Bernard Forjwuor

inflected, as the right to declare independence by the Ghanaian is subverted, and in its place, the colonial master usurps that role to grant such authority. By this act of granting political liberty alone, the Ghanaian is still constructed as ontologically

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Olusegun Steven Samuel and Ademola Kazeem Fayemi

traces his African ethical theory to the ubuntu understanding of the traditional African worldview. The idea of ubuntu did not originate with Metz, and he was not the first to offer normative, ontological and ecological explanations of ubuntu

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A Negative Theory of Justice

Towards a Critical Theory of Power Relations

Leonard Mazzone

, for example, the emancipation process relies on ideal principles that can be discovered through reason, given that they belong to an ontological moral order, regardless of any human creation. 9 Kant provides a model of moral constructivism, according

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Patrick Cockburn

-language may end up in conservatism because progressive social aspirations ‘are given the same ontological form and moral value’ as, for example, property rights, which means that a dispute where opposing moral claims clash will ‘appear as a conflict over

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Invoking a World of Ideas

Theory and Interpretation in the Justification of Colonialism

David Boucher

). The philosophies of history of R. G. Collingwood (1993 , 1998 , 2005a , 2005b ) and Michael Oakeshott (1933 , 1983 ), and the ontological hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer (1975 , 1976 ) are particularly pertinent. What I am doing is a form of

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Marcelo Hoffman

to contend for state power. He submitted that in the predominant ‘ontology of organisation, or of the modern party’, parties perform ‘expressive’ and ‘instrumental’ functions: liberal and Marxist parties seek not only to represent opinions and