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M. Elaine Botha (b 1938, Krugersdorp, South Africa) is professor of philosophy (emerita) at Redeemer University College. She taught philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies (adjunct), and earlier at Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education in South Africa (1969-1995; she became full professor in 1975 and emeritus professor in 1995) and at the Free University. At Redeemer she also served as academic vice president (1995-2000) and as director of the Dooyeweerd Centre (2000-2004). In 2005 she was a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Semiotics, Aarhus, Denamrk. From 2005 she has been a part-time lecturer at Redeemer UC.She has two doctorates one in cultural studies, where she was supervised by C. N. Venter (PU for CHE, 1970) and another in philosophy of the social sciences supervised by Hendrik Van Riessen and Andree Troost (VU, 1971). She holds dual South African and Canadian citizenship.

 

 

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Books

Metaphor and Its Moorings: Studies in the Grounding of Metaphorical Meaning
Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2007
ISBN 3039104578 / 9783039104574

Contents
The Knowledge of our Body and the Body of our Knowledge -
Solid Ground: The Weight of Grounding Hypotheses
Metaphors as Keys to the World and the World as Key to Metaphor
Metaphors as Keys to Science
Embodiment and the Fiduciary Dimension of Reality
Possible Worlds: The Mediating Role of Metaphor
Between Religion, Metaphysics and Science
Theory-constitutive Metaphors in Science
Religion, Metaphysics and Science in Michael Faraday's Work
Clusters, Roots and Hierarchies of Metaphors in Scripture and the Quest for Christian Scholarship
Metaphorical Models and Scientific Realism
Embodiment and the Grammar of Creation.


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Books in Afrikaans
1990. Metateoretiese perspektiewe op die Sosiale wetenskappe. Potchefstroom: PU vir CHO239p."Meta theoretical perspectives on the Social Sciences"

1984. Metaforiese Perspektief en fokus in die wetenskap. Departement Wetenskapsleer, PU vir CHO. 106p."Metaphorical perspective and focus in science"

1982. Christelik-Nasionaal: Ideologiese, gesekulariseerde of outentieke nasionalisme : Wetenskaplike bydraes. Reeks F. nr.10. IRS. Potchefstroom. 55p.  "Christian national: Ideological, secularized or authentic nationalism?"

1974. Politieke geweld: aard, vorm en voorkoms van die verskynsel. Sentrum vir internasionale Politiek, nr. 13: 9132.Potchefstroom:PU for CHE."Political violence: The nature of the phenomenon"

1971. Sosio-Kulturele Metavrae. Buijten en Schipperheijn, Amsterdam. 298p. "Philosophical questions of the Socio-cultural disciplines"



Books edited

1988. Botha, M E. and Runia, K. (eds.) The Family in Crisis. Research report compiled by Botha, ME, Runia, K. et al for Reformed Ecumenical Synod, Harare, Zimbabwe/ Grand Rapids, Michigan. 153p.

1988. Mouton, J.; Joubert, D.; Botha, M E. et al. 1988. Essays in Social Theorizing. HSRC: Pretoria. Botha, M.E. Metaphorical models and scientific explanation. Chapter 3, p.61 - 96.

Chapters in Books

2007  Metaphor and embodiment: new perspectives on cognition and meaning. Christian Higher Education in a Global Context. Nick Latinga (ed.). IAPACHE: Sioux Center.

2003 On being a Christian philosopher and not a feminist. In Philosophy, Feminism and Faith. Groenhout, Ruth and Bower, Mary (eds). Bloomington. Indiana University Press.

2000 Prospects for a Christian Philosophy in a Shrinking World. In Lugo, Luis E. ed. Religion, Pluralism and Public Life. Abraham Kuyper's Legacy for the Twenty-first Century. Eerdmans: Garnd Rapids, pp. 221 - 242.

2000 Metaphor and analogy revisited. In Strauss, D.F.M. and Botting, Michelle ed. Contemporary Reflections on the Philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd. Lewiston: Mellen Press.

2000 Christian scholarship for reconciliation? The Free University of Amsterdam and Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education. In Van Vught, William E. and Cloete, G. Daan. Race and Reconciliation in South Africa. A Multicultural Dialogue in Comparative Perspective. Lanham: Lexington Books. pp.121 - 140.

1999    Spiritualiteit: begrensing as bevryding  an essay in Bewogen Realisme,(Uitgeverij Kok - Kampen, 1999. p.123-130)  published on the occasion of the farewell of Dr. Bob Goudzwaard from the Free University of Amsterdam. "Spirituality: Limits as liberation"


1997 Humanizing the natural sciences: A methodological imperative for a society in transition. Chapter 12, p.295 - 312. Published in: Mouton, J. and Muller, J ed. Knowledge and Method and the Public Good. Pretoria. Human Sciences Research Council.

1996 Science, myth and metaphor. Human Being. Essays dedicated to Stuart Fowler. Doug Blomberg ed. Association for Christian Scholarship, Melbourne, 39-67.

1996 The role and development of a personal scientific frame of reference. In Garbers Johan G ed. Effective Research and the Human Sciences. Pretoria: University of Pretoria.

1995 The puzzling problem of pluralism. response to a paper by Sander Griffioen. Dooyeweerd Centenary Conference, Hoeven, The Netherlands, August 1994. In: Griffioen, Sander and Bert M Balk (eds) Christian Philosophy at the close of the twentieth century. Assessment and perspective.  Kampen:Kok

1995 Mechanistic and dynamistic readings of the 'force' metaphor in the work of Michael Faraday. International Conference on Logic , Methodology and Philosophy of Science. Florence, Italy. August 1995.  (Volume of Abstracts, p. 314)

1995    Representasie in die wetenskap, literatuur en literatuurwetenskap. In: Viljoen, H. (red.) Metodologie en representasie. RGN-Studies in Metodologie. Pretoria:RGN, pp.99 - 128.
"Representation in science, literature and theory of literature".

 1995    Die ontwikkeling van 'n persoonlike wetenskaplike verwysings-raamwerk en die versoening van wetenskap en geloof. In: Garbers, Johan (red.). Opleiding en Navorsing tydens Meesters-en doktorsgraadstudies. Pretoria: U.P. "The development of a personal frame of reference for the reconciliation between science and faith"

1994 Understanding our age. Philosophy at the turning point of the "turns". The endless search for the elusive universal, chapter 2, p.16-31. In Botha, Elaine; Duvenhage, Pieter; Olivier, Bertie; Strauss, Danie; Van der Merwe, Willie; Van Niekerk, Anton; Visagie, Johan Ed. Wysgerige Perspektiewe op die 20ste eeu. Bloemfontein: Tekskor

1990     Voorwaardes vir kultuurbewaring.  Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, 30:3, 169 -180. Ook gepubliseer In: 1991. Instituut vir reformatoriese Studies.  Kultuurverskeidenheid in Afrika: Verleentheid of geleentheid? Potchefstroom:PU vir CHO. " Conditions for the preservation of culture".

1988 Ideologies - our modern demons. In: Van der Walt and Swanepoel, Rita (eds.) Ideological Struggle in Southern Africa. Flee from the idols! Orientation. 50/51: 39 - 52. Institute for Reformational Studies, PU for CHE: Potchefstroom.

1988 Objectivity under attack: Rethinking paradigms in social theory - a survey. In Marshall, P.A. & vanderVennen, R. ed. Social Science in Christian Perspective. Lanham: University Press of America.

1987    Neo-Calvinistiese wetenskapsbeskouing (p. 135-154). In: Snyman, JJ en du Plessis, PGW (Reds.) Wetenskapsbeelde in die Geesteswetenskappe. RGN-studies in Navorsingsmetodologie. RGN. 251p.  "Neo-Calvinist understanding of scholarship."

1987    Grondslae-ondersoek: Die blootlegging van die onderliggende filosofiese sisteem van wetenskaplike teoriëe (p. 6-20). In: Departement Wetenskapsleer: Paradigmas in die wetenskappe. 'n Christelike perspektief. 'n Feesbundel ter viering van die een-en-twintigste bestaansjaar van die departement Wetenskapsleer. Wetenskaplike bydraes van die PU vir CHO. 143p." Foundational studies: The uncovering of basic philosophical assumptions of theories"

1987    Die stereotiepe vrou (p. 18-32). In: Instituut vir Reformatoriese Studies: Venster op die vrou. Reformatoriese perspektiewe. Wetenskaplike bydraes van die PU vir CHO. 258p.
"The stereotypical woman"

1987    Die universiteit: 'n Gemeenskap van dosente en studente. (p. 65-84). In: Instituut vir
Reformatoriese Studies. Venster op die universiteit.  Wetenskaplike bydraes van die PU vir CHO. 195p.
"The university : A Community of professors ans students

1984 Christian-national: Authentic, ideological or secularized nationalism? In: Our Reformational tradition. A rich heritage and lasting vocation. IRS. Potchefstroom. pp.470-509

1980    Tweedeklaslidmate? In: Van der Walt, BJ e.a. Venster op die Kerk. IBC-publikasie.
Potchefstroom: PU vir CHO. "Women - second class members of the congregation?"

1976    Kultuurkunde. (In: Die geskiedenis van die wetenskap. De Klerk, P. (red.) e.a. Wetenskaplike bydraes van die PU vir CHO. Reeks A: Geesteswetenskappe, nr. 22.  Cultural Studies

1975    The idea of the university and problems concerning education; indoctrination and the role of the university. Koers, 40(4, 5 en 6). In: Festschrift J.A.L. Taljaard. Social Theory and practice. Crosscuts and perspectives. Klerksdorp. Instaprint.

1975    Nog ruimte vir 'n Christelike lewensbeskouing in die Opvoedkunde en opvoeding van die 21ste  eeu? (In: Die skool van die 21ste eeu. COVSA).
"Is there still room for a Christian world view in Education and Educational Theory in the twenty first century?"

1974    Ek en jy en die pilkultuur. In: Die  wΛreld van '79. Publikasie van Korps Veritas Vincet, PU vir CHO p.158-174.

1974    Kleding en ontkleding. Mode-simptome van 'n rewolusionΛre kultuur. IBS: Reformasie en rewolusie, p.237-254.  "Dress and undress - fashion symptoms of a revolutionary culture"

1975 The idea of the university and problems concerning education; indoctrination and the role of the university. Koers 40(4, 5 en 6). In Festschrift J.A.L. Taljaard. Social Theory and practice. Crosscuts and perspectives. Klerksdorp. Instaprint.

Articles

2007 Rethinking root metaphors: Re-enchanting a disenchanted world. Philosophy and Cultures. Proceedings of the XXIst World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey 2003. Edited by professor Venant Cauchy Published in 2007.

2006. Metaphor, embodiment and fiduciary beliefs in science.In: Time and Context. Relevant Philosophy. Spesiale uitgawe van Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap. D.F.M. Strauss Festschrift, 17 -36. ISSN 1031-1116
 

2005. Metaphors, domains and embodiment. Koers, 70(3), 401- -423. Festschrift Annette Combrinck.

2005 Discipling the Scholar and Teaching the Teacher. Koers 70(1) 2005

2004 Clusters, roots and hierarchies of metaphors in Scripture and the quest for Christian Scholarship. Koers 69, (3), 2004 28p.

2002 Of light and limits: Philosophy matters. In die Skriflig. Festschrift for prof. J. Ammi van Wyk (Refereed journal) Vol. 36:2, June 2002

1997 Education - Christianity - Modernity. Paper read at the Christian Worldview Conference on Integration of Faith and Learning. Nairobi, Kenia, January 1997. Journal for Christian Scholarship, Daystar University College, Nairobi, Kenia

1996. Metaphor and analogy revisited. Yearbook of the Dooyeweerd Centre. Proceedings of a Conference held in June 1996 at Redeemer College, Ancaster 1996. "Of light and limits: Philosophy matters". Inaugural address, professor of Philosophy, Redeemer College, Ancaster. Ont.

1995. Die Geesteswetenskappe in ‘n samelewing in transformasie. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe 35:(1), 1995 “The Humanities in a society in transition” 1995. The puzzling problem of pluralism. Response to a paper by Sander Griffioen. In: Proceedings of the Dooyeweerd Centenary Conference, held in Hoeven, The Netherlands, August 1994.

1995. Does Reformational philosophy have an answer to the many guises of pluralism? Koers, 60(2), 1995.

1995. Christelike universiteit in 'n apartheid en post-apartheid bedeling. Koers, 60:(1), 1995,pp.121 - 148.

1995. Die Geesteswetenskappe in 'n samelewing in transformasie. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, 35:(1), 1995.

1995. Humanizing the Natural Sciences: A Methodological imperative for a society in transition. Proceedings of the HSRC Conference on Knowledge, Method and the Public Good, Pretoria, July 1994.

1995. Representasie in die wetenskap, literatuur en literatuurwetenskap. In: Viljoen, H. (red.) Metodologie en representasie. RGN-Studies in Metodologie. Pretoria:RGN, pp.99 - 128.

1995. Die ontwikkeling van 'n persoonlike wetenskaplike verwysings-raamwerk en die versoening van wetenskap en geloof. In: Garbers, Johan (red.). Opleiding en Navorsing tydens Meesters-en doktorsgraadstudies. Pretoria: U.P. (The development of a personal scholarly frame of reference and the reconciliation of faith and scholarship).

1994. Understanding our age. Philosophy at the turning point of the "turns"? - The endless search for the elusive universal. Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap, jrg. 30, 2de kwartaal, 16 - 31.

1993 Michael Faraday en die letterlike lesing van die twee boeke van God: 'n gevallestudie oor die verhouding van geloof en wetenskap. Koers, 58(2), 1993,141 - 168. (Michael Faraday and the literal reading of the two books of God)

1993. The mediating role of metaphor and analogy in the relationship between science and religion. Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap, jrg. 29, 4e kwartaal, 1993, 60 -73.

1991. Voorwaardes vir kultuurbewaring. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, 30:3, 169 -180.Also published In: Instituut vir reformatoriese Studies. Kultuurverskeidenheid in Afrika: Verleentheid of geleentheid? Potchefstroom:PU vir CHO. 1991.

1990. Realisme en representasie in wetenskap en kultuur. Literator, 11:2.

1989 Misplaaste kritiek? Koers, 54: 3 en 4. 1989.

1989 Theory development in perspective. The role of conceptual frameworks and models in theory development. Journal of Advanced Theory in Nursing. January, Vol. 14 (1). 1989:49.

1989 Cultural universals - so what? Koers, 54:74 -87.1989.

1989 Gespreksmoontlikhede tussen verskillende paradigmas. Koers, 54:190 -207. 1989. “The potential for cross paradigm dialogue”

1989 Misplaaste kritiek? Koers, 54: 3 en 4. 1989.

1989 Theory development in perspective. The role of conceptual frameworks and models in theory development. Journal of Advanced Theories in Nursing. January, Vol. 14 (1). 1989:49. 87.1989.

1988 Framework for a taxonomy of metaphor. Philosophia Reformata, 53:1. 1988.

1988 Mouton, J.; Joubert, D.; Botha, ME. et al. 1988. Essays in Social Theorizing. Human Sciences Research Council,: Pretoria. a) Botha, M.E. Metaphorical models and scientific explanation. Chapter 3, p.61 - 96. 1988.

1987 Interkulturele verhoudinge met spesiale aandag aan die toekoms van Afrikaans. Tydskrif vir Geestewetenskappe, jrg. 27 no. 4, 1987.

1986 "Bewitching" or confusing metaphysics. The demarcation between science and metaphysics according to Karl Popper. Koers, 51(4), pp. 430-440. 1986.

1986 Metaphorical models and scientific realism. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Wysbegeerte, 5:3, Augustus, p.83-87. Also published in: Fine, A. & Machamer, P. Proceedings of the 1986 Biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, vol.1, East Lansing, Mich: PSA. 1986.

1985 Wat is grondslaestudie? Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap, 21 (1 & 2)p.27-75. 1985.

1985 Die vorming en ontwikkeling van die kognitiewe vermoëns en vaardighede van die student. Didaktikom, 6(1), April. 1985. 1985.

1984 Die pluralisme van wêreldbeskouinge, teoretiese paradigmas en teorieë. Koers, 49(1).1984.

1984 Metaphorical focus and perspective in scientific theories. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Wysbegeerte. 3(2). 1984.

1984 A philosopher comments on "The relationship between the philosophy and methodology of the Human Sciences" (by Johann Mouton). South African Journal of Philosophy, 3(3).

1984 My Christelike lewensbeskouing en my wetenskap. Roeping en Riglyne. 1984.

1983 White and Black civil religion as ideology. Koers, 48(4). 1983.

1983 Self- en naasteliefde. Beweging . 31(3 & 4). Sept. en Des. 1983

1982 Science: Servant or master? Koers, 47:1, p.1-12. 1982.

1980 Islamitiese wetenskapsbeoefening? Koers, 45:4, 280-285.1980.




Papers published in refereed research conferences

2003.    Rethinking root metaphors: Re-enchanting a disenchanted world. Philosophy and Cultures. Proceedings of the XXIst World Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey. Edited by professor Venant Cauchy.

1988     Breë paradigmatiese lyne in wetenskap en kultuur. In: Coetzee, I., Van der Waal, Gerhard-Mark.
Kultuurbewaring, veranderende konteks en uitdaging.  Internasionale Konferensieverslag van die Suid
Afrikaanse Konferensie vir Kultuurbewaring, Kaapstad. 1988.
"Broad paradigmatic contours of science and culture"

1986     Metaphorical models and scientific realism.  Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Wysbegeerte, 5:3
Augustus, p.83-87. Also published in: Fine, A. & Machamer, P. Proceedings of the 1986 Biennial
meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, vol.1, East Lansing, Mich: PSA. 1986.

1980     School and society. Justice and the International Economic order. Proceedings of the second International Conference of Reformed Institutions for Christian Higher Education, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1978. Published in 1980.

Papers read at International conferences

2007. Why metaphor matters in education. Third International Congress on Metaphor, Language and Thought, Fortaleza, Brazil, 21 -24 October, 2007.

 2006    IAPCHE's Congreso Internacional 2006 (CI06): Christian Higher Education in Global Context: Implications for Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Administration.  Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa An Interdisciplinary course and Metaphor and its Moorings  (book) in the Research Expo .

2006     Metaphor, domains and embodiment. Second Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science, St Petersburgh, Russia    9 - 13 June  2006.

2003    Embodied metaphor and analogy: hermeneutical keys to the role of fiduciary beliefs in science? Cognitive Linguistics Conference, La Rioja, Spain, July 2003.

2003    Rethinking root metaphors: re-enchanting a disenchanted world. XXIst World Congress of Philosophy Istanbul Turkey, August 2003/.Section: images and symbols

2002    No metaphor without ideological (and ontological) freight. Mind, metaphor and language , Euresco Conference, Kerkrade, Netherlands, April 2002.

2001    Clusters, Roots and Hierarchies of (Religious) Metaphors in the Disciplines. Calvin College Conference on: Christian Scholarship for what? Grand Rapids, Michigan., Fall, 2001.           

2000    Metaphor and Religious Language. Open Book and Scholarship Conference, 16 - 19 August 2000, Redeemer University College, Ancaster. Ont. Canada.

1999    Scholarship for reconciliation? A comparison of two models of Christian scholarship: The Free University of Amsterdam and Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, University of the Western Cape, Belville, South Africa, January 1999.

1999    Common roots- different fruits? Paper read at The With Heart and Mind Conference, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC. Canada. May 1999.

1999    Metaphor: The key to Hermeneutics. Hermeneutics Conference held at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ont.  July, 1999.

1998    Prospects for a Christian Social Philosophy. Paper read at Kuyper Centenary, Princeton, January 1998.

1996     Metaphor and Analogy revisited. International Symposium  on the Philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd, held under the auspices of the Dooyeweerd Centre for Christian Philosophy at Redeemer University College, Ancaster. Ont

1995    Mechanistic and dynamistic readings of the Aforce@ metaphor in the work of Michael Faraday. International Conference on Logic , Methodology and Philosophy of Science. Florence, Italy. August 1995.  (Volume of Abstracts, p. 314)

1994    The puzzling problem of pluralism. response to a paper by Sander Griffioen. Dooyeweerd Centenary Conference, Hoeven, The Netherlands, August 1994

1992    Reading the two books of God literally: Michael Faraday and the religious and scientific metaphors of power and force. Pascal Centre Conference on Science and belief, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ont. Canada, August 1992.

1992    The mediating role of metaphor and analogy in the relationship between science and religion. Pascal Centre Conference on Science and belief, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ont. Canada, August 1992.

1988 Metaphorical hermeneutics: A "logic of discovery for the social sciences?". 18th World Congress for Philosophy, Brighton. England, 1988.

1988     Cultural universals and Christianity. Participant in a Round Table discussion, 18th World Congress for Philosophy, Brighton. England, 1988.

1986     Metaphorical models and scientific realism. Tenth biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 1986.

1983    "White and Black civil religion as ideology". 17th World Congress for Philosophy, Montreal, Canada, 1983.

1982     Metaphorical focus and perspective in scientific theories.  The role of language and myth in scientific theories.  Third International Philosophy Simposium of the Association for Calvinistic Philosophy, Leusden, Netherlands, 1982

1978     "School and society". Second International Conference of Educational Institutions for Christian Higher Education.  Calvin College. Grand Rapids, Mich. USA, 1978.

1978    "Objectivity under attack".  Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, Ont. Canada.  Social Sciences Seminar. Co-coordinator of conference, with Dr Bernie Zylstra, 1978.