Recent Submissions

  • Interfacing metaphors and postures for understanding deep communicative dvisions at a tertiary institution 

    Van Reenen, Dionne (Department of Communication Science, University of the Free State, 2012)
    While South Africans have made some significant social and political progress since the first democratic elections in 1994, there are still divisions1 in this recovering society, and the aftermath of apartheid has not ...
  • Nie-eensgesindheid in eensgesindheid? Die verkiesing van Hendrik Verwoerd as eerste minister in 1958 

    Duvenhage, Pieter (Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State, 2014)
    This contribution focuses on the inner-party discord of the National Party leading to the election of Dr Hendrik Verwoerd as Prime Minister of South Africa in 1958. The National Party of 1958 was a complex party characterized ...
  • The reformational legacy within political theory 

    Strauss, Danie (Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State, 2010-09)
    Political theory in the West continued to suffer from the disturbing one-sidedness of atomistic (individualistic) and holistic (universalistic) orientations precluding a proper understanding of the nature of a differentiated ...
  • Ubuntu between tradition and modernity: on A report on Ubuntu by Leonard Praeg 

    Rossouw, Johann (University of the Free State, 2014)
    In Part 1, I overview Praeg’s points of departure, namely critical humanism, the openness of the norms of justice, the importance of potential, his conception of modernity, a violent ontology, and the state as locus of ...
  • Afrikaner nationalism, apartheid and the perversion of critique 

    Eloff, René (University of the Free State, 2014)
    In this article I investigate the relationship between Afrikaner nationalism, apartheid and philosophy in the context of the intellectual history of the University of the Free State. I show how two philosophers that were ...
  • World view, philosophy, and the teaching of arithmetic 

    Strauss, Danie (University of the Free State, 2013)
    English: Dilthey’s emphasis on the relativity of world and life views inspired Spengler to speak of different worlds of number. Yet, within Greek culture, Greek mathematics switched from arithmeticism to a geometrisation ...
  • The raised fourth in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story 

    Viljoen, Nicol; Visagie, Johann (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English:This article traces the functions and applications of the raised fourth-scale degree in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story against the background of the work’s precarious positioning between a Broadway musical and ...
  • Defining mathematics 

    Strauss, Danie (University of the Free State, 2011)
    English: Any definition of mathematics falls outside its field of investigation. When mathematics is set theory, the history of mathematics prior to the investing of set theory is eliminated. Arguing that the aspects of ...