Articles by Author: Andrea Hurst

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  1. On the Meaning of Being Real: Fantasy and ‘the Real’ in Personal Identity-Formation

    On the Meaning of Being Real: Fantasy and ‘the Real’ in Personal Identity-Formation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    With the help of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, this article addresses certain perplexities concerning personal identity that emerge from different kinds of interpersonal encounters. Lacan’s notion of the ‘fundamental fantasy’ incorporates the insight that phantasmic projections (of both self and other)...
  2. Book Reviews

    Book Reviews

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
  3. Kierkegaard, Levinas and the Question of Escaping Metaphysics

    Kierkegaard, Levinas and the Question of Escaping Metaphysics

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    While Kierkegaard and Levinas may well be thought of as religious or ethical thinkers, I should not like the reader to be misled by this into assuming that this article is primarily about religion or ethics. Rather, my main concern...
  4. ‘To Know and not to do is not to Know’: Heidegger’s Rectoral Address

    ‘To Know and not to do is not to Know’: Heidegger’s Rectoral Address

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    The present article is an analysis of Heidegger’s notorious Rectoral Address in terms of its attempt to bring together philosophy and politics in a way that would revitalise both. Through the repossession and reconfiguration of common words and concepts, Heidegger...
  5. Self-Formation and the speculative: Gadamer and Lacan

    Self-Formation and the speculative: Gadamer and Lacan

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    Gadamer’s project in Truth and Method is as much about truth in the human sciences as it is about human subjectivity, for, following Heidegger, he claims that truth is reducible to method (technical rationality) only if one is misled by...
  6. Helen and Heidegger: Disabled Dasein, Language and Others

    Helen and Heidegger: Disabled Dasein, Language and Others

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    Both Heidegger’s Being and Time and Helen Keller’s The Story of my Life address the problem of what it means for humans to be optimally human. In reading these texts together, I hope to show that Helen’s life-story confirms Heidegger’s...
  7. An Analysis of Court Transcripts Pertaining to the Defence of Stewart Wilken in <em>Die Staat Teen Stewart Wilken</em>

    An Analysis of Court Transcripts Pertaining to the Defence of Stewart Wilken in <em>Die Staat Teen Stewart Wilken</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    In the spirit of the work edited by Michel Foucault (1975) on Pierre Rivière, I propose to put philosophy to work by tackling a case study in which I shall analyse certain court transcripts that pertain to the defence of...
  8. An Analysis of Court Transcripts Pertaining to the Defence of Stewart Wilken in <em>Die Staat Teen Stewart Wilken</em>

    An Analysis of Court Transcripts Pertaining to the Defence of Stewart Wilken in <em>Die Staat Teen Stewart Wilken</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    This article forms the second part of an analysis of documents pertaining to the defence of serial killer Stewart Wilken in Die Staat Teen Stewart Wilken. Modelled on Foucault’s analysis of the discursive struggles among various professionals involved in the...
  9. Derrida’s Quasi-Transcendental Thinking

    Derrida’s Quasi-Transcendental Thinking

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    Instead of paralysing readers with a technical account of its nature and genealogy, I aim to accumulate a sense of Derrida’s quasi-transcendental thinking over a series of expositions. I begin with a critical account of the most prevalent misreading of...
  10. Supposing Truth is a Woman – What Then?

    Supposing Truth is a Woman – What Then?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
    Nietzsche’s analysis of the self-poisoning of ‘the will to power’ and his insistence upon overcoming its ideological outcome (the dogmatist’s fake ‘Truth’) by recognizing the ‘un-truth’ of a ‘logic of contamination,' demonstrates that he understands ‘truth’ as a paradox. What...