Prof David Spurrett talking about ‘Hostile Scaffolding’ at the University of Wollongong.

Humanities Academic is Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University

Professor David Spurrett, academic within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC), recently spent a month as a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. During his visit, he attended and presented a paper at the renowned Philosophy of Biology at Dolphin Beach (PBDB) conference, travelled to Wollongong to give an

Dr Jane Anderson and her new book.

UKZN Alumnus publishes book on Biological Naturalism and the Mind-Body Problem

Dr Jane Anderson, School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics alumnus, recently published a book: Biological Naturalism and the Mind-Body Problem, that stemmed from her PhD studies. The book offers a new theoretical framework within which to understand the ‘mind-body problem’. ‘The crux of this problem is phenomenal experience, which Thomas Nagel famously described as “what

Professor David Spurrett speaks at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Humanities Students Part of Exchange Programme to Amsterdam

Two postgraduate students, Ms Pretty Abraham and Mr Siwakhile Ngcobo from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics are set to embark on an international exchange programme to the Free University in Amsterdam as part of Bridging Gaps, an initiative of the Centre for Contextual Biblical Interpretation. The two will embark on the programme in September.

Professor David Spurrett speaks at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

UKZN Academic Part of Metaethics and Artificial Intelligence Workshop in Netherlands

Professor David Spurrett of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics was recently an invited participant at a workshop on Metaethics and Artificial Intelligence at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. The workshop focused on problems relating possibilities of building artificially intelligent agents that behave ethically, and how to verify whether attempts to

Mr Calvin Thomas

Cum Laude Research Explores the Glass Ceiling Phenomenon in the Workplace

Mr Calvin Thomas, Operations Manager for the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics recently graduated with his Honours in Ethics cum laude. His research centred around an ethical assessment of the implications of the Glass Ceiling phenomenon on South African women at the workplace. With a career rooted in Human Resources and Operations Management, Thomas

Professor Philippe Denis with his new book.

Academic Publishes Book on Genocide Against the Tutsi, and the Rwandan Churches

UKZN Theology academic Professor Philippe Denis launched his new book: The Genocide Against the Tutsi, and the Rwandan Churches: Between Grief and Denial (James Currey/Boydell & Brewer) at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre. The book, all about the response or lack of it to the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, focuses on the

Professor David Spurrett and Professor Thabo Msibi.

Humanities Academics Recognised for Outstanding Performance

Two academics in UKZN’s College of Humanities have been recognised for their outstanding performance. Dean and Head of the School of Education Professor Thabo Msibi has been awarded the prestigious UKZN Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award, while Dean and Head of the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) Professor David Spurrett has been awarded a UKZN

Ms Siphelele Mazibuko.

‘The Lived Reality of Queer People’ in Shembe Church Explored in Research

Research that explored ‘the lived reality of queer people’ in the Nazareth Baptist Church (Shembe Church) culminated in Ms Siphelele Mazibuko graduating from UKZN with a Master’s degree in Theology. Mazibuko says she did the degree to expand her knowledge in the field of theology and to delve deeper into issues ‘pertaining to the intersection