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dc.contributor.authorWolff, Ernst
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-06T10:07:27Z
dc.date.available2021-09-06T10:07:27Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50552
dc.description.abstract"Martin Versfeld (1909–1995) is one of South Africa’s greatest philosophers, appreciated by academics and activists, poets and the broader public. His masterful prose spans the tension between disquiet and joy. Detractor of the violent trends of modernity, a critic of apartheid from the first hour, he was among the first philosophers of ecology. At the same time he celebrated the generosity of the world and advocated an ethics of simplicity, drawing on mediaeval theology and Eastern wisdom. His philosophy offered food for thought in dark times of the 20th century, as it still does for us in the 21st century. This first book-length study on Versfeld is an invitation to think with him on justice and exploitation, cultural difference and human nature, religion and the environment, time and connectedness."en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPS Social & political philosophyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRA Religion: general::HRAB Philosophy of religionen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy::HPCB Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy::HPCF Western philosophy, from c 1900 -en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPD Non-Western philosophyen_US
dc.subject.otherMartin Versfeld;philosophy;apartheid;theology;ecology;Medieval philosophy;Eastern wisdom;ethics of simplicity;poetry;Augustineen_US
dc.titleMartin Versfelden_US
dc.title.alternativeA South African Philosopher in Dark Timesen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11116/9789461664143en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy91436d3b-fb9a-45e9-8a57-08708b92dcdaen_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy608fbdcb-bd0a-4d50-9a26-902224692f76en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9789462702974en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9789461664150en_US
oapen.pages224en_US
oapen.place.publicationLeuvenen_US
oapen.remark.publicFunder name: KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access


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