Articles by Author: Abraham Olivier

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  1. Editorial note

    Editorial note

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
  2. Die sin van pyn

    Die sin van pyn

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
  3. Educating pain

    Educating pain

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    In times in which we ask ourselves how political cruelty and torments can be forgotten, Nietzsche’s pleadoyer for pain to serve the purpose of education, surprises. What might sound like a mere provocation, rather lies at the heart of the...
  4. On the nature of language – Heidegger and African Philosophy

    On the nature of language – Heidegger and African Philosophy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    This paper explores links between Heidegger’s notion of language and views in African philosophy. My contention is that Heidegger’s daring phenomenology of language is also found and even radicalised within the framework of African philosophy, particularly the philosophy of myth...
  5. The possibility of a science of consciousness Critical reflections on Dennett and Merleau-Ponty

    The possibility of a science of consciousness Critical reflections on Dennett and Merleau-Ponty

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    In his latest book, entitled “Sweet dreams”, Daniel Dennett confirms and expands on his argument for a natural science of human consciousness. He dubs his view heterophenomenology: a third-person, scientific form of phenomenological description that can account for the most...
  6. Phenomenology of the human condition

    Phenomenology of the human condition

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    This paper addresses two issues. The first part deals with the classic question of human nature by focussing on the problem of human consciousness, in particular, the relationship between subjective and intentional consciousness. I argue for an essential link between...
  7. Heidegger in the township<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0001"/>

    Heidegger in the township<xref ref-type="fn" rid="FN0001"/>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    Imagine Heidegger in a township. Imagine you are able to translate his concept of ‘care’ to ‘the people’. Would they agree that in their ordinary experience people care? I argue not and contend that, instead, they would choose the term...
  8. Water and radiation use efficiency of sugarcane for bioethanol production in South Africa, benchmarked against other selected crops

    Water and radiation use efficiency of sugarcane for bioethanol production in South Africa, benchmarked against other selected crops

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    There are indications that high-fibre sugarcane genotypes may produce more biomass and use resources more efficiently than conventional sugarcane cultivars. The objective of this research was to gather quantitative information on resource use for selected conventional and high-fibre sugarcane genotypes...
  9. Brain drain: A communitarian response to Brock and Blake

    Brain drain: A communitarian response to Brock and Blake

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    The problem of brain drain, the movement of skilled citizens of developing countries to developed ones, arises largely because of seriously unequal life prospects in different countries. Hence, there is something profoundly wrong with the brain drain, something that calls...