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Michael Heyns pages

Michael F. Heyns was born 12 December 1961 in Germiston, South Africa. He studied Philosophy at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, and Theology at the University of Pretoria. He obtained a PhD in Philosophy from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam under supervision of professor Johan van der Hoeven. He taught Philosophy at the University of Zululand (1990-1992) and the Pothchefstroom University of Christian Higher Education, which later became known as the North-West University (1992-1919). He was director of the School of Philosophy at the North-West University (2009-2019) and is currently the vice-rector academic affairs of AROS (Akademie vir Reformatoriese Opleiding en Studie – Academy for Reformational Training and Studies, i.e. a reformational-Christian higher education college in Pretoria, South Africa).


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2019. A transcendental critique of some assumptions of the “silencing-of-Christian-voices” lobby. Journal for Christian Scholarship – 2019 (1st Quarter) pp.1-24.

2018. Wrede Christene, en sosiale motiewe. Word & Action, Vol 57 no 433.

2017. The university in an iron cage? Word & Action, Vol 56 no. 430.

2016. Vryheid en idee: Beurtsang vir die universiteit Freedom and Idea: Antiphon for the university. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, Jaargang 56 No. 4-1: Desember 2016

doi.10.17159/2224-7912/2016/v56n4-1a / pp.961-979.

2015. Reconciling science and faith: dialogues with Anton van Niekerk (with Renato Coletto). Journal for Christian Scholarship, 2015 Vol.51,(3rd Quarter / 3rd Issue): 37-61.

2015. Charlie Hebdo en die “CHO”. Word & Action, Vol 54, No 427.

2015. Universiteitwees op Potchefstroom. Word & Action, Vol 54, No 427.

2014. “A transcendental inquiry into ‘academic capitalism in the new economy’”

(Chapter in a book). In: Mark Rathbone, Fabian von Schéele, Sytse Strijbos (eds).

Social Change in our Technology-Based World. Rozenberg Publishers, Amsterdam (ISBN: 978 90 361 0420 3) pp. 11-28.

2013. “The economistic university: a brave new paradigm?”. Phronimon: Journal of the South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, Volume 14(2) of December 2013:1-24.

2011. “Being human and trust”. (With M.M. Heyns). Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai Philosophia. 2011. 56(3):155-171.

2010. “Antecedents of trust in the workplace” (With M.M. Heyns). Fourth International Business Conference Victoria Falls Zambia 13-14 October 2010. Refereed paper ISBN no. 978-0-620-47495-5.

2010. “Moraliteit, die opdringerige, en die voorwaardelike”. Koers, 75(1), 2010:217-243.

2008. “A cosmopolitan and authentic education”. Acta Academica, (2008) 40(4):200-223.

2008. Resensie van “Die Nihilisme: notas oor ons tyd”. Dainfern: Praag (Goosen, D. 2007.). Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, 48(4): 509-510.

2008. “Anderkant die angs”. Word & Action, Herfs 2008.

2007. “Die ‘antitese’ – medisyne vir ons tyd?” (Populêr intellektuele artikel). Word & Action, Lente 2006. pp. 1-4.

2007. “Moral sources” (Chapter in a book). (In Boudouris, K. ed. Values and justice in the global era vol. II. Athens: Ionia Publications. pp. 102-110.)

2007. Resensie van “Is opstandingshoop nog relevant”. (Conradie, E.M. 2006. Lewe anderkant die dood. Wellington: Lux Verbi.BM.). Koers, (2006) 71 (2,3,4):653-694.

2006. “An epistemology of engagement”. Koers, (2006) 71(1):73-99.

2006. “Multidimensionaliteit en die multikulturele situasie”. Koers, (2006) 71(2,3,4):331-356.

2006. “Cosmopolis, cosmopolitanism and the multicultural situation” (Chapter in a book). (In Boudouris, K. ed. The philosophy of culture. Athens: Ionia Publications. pp. 123-134.)

2006. Resensie van Paul E. Little, 2005, se “Weet waarom jy glo”. Koers, 70(3):583-588.

2005. “Projek-Christendom”. Word & Action, Herfs & Winter 2005. pp. 1-3.

2004. “A cosmopolitan politics of loyalty”. Koers, 69(3):449-472.

2004. “Substantialisation and the plurality of the self”. Acta Academica, 36(1):101-126.

2004. “Versteende probleme”. Word & Action, Herfs No.387, pp.1-2.

2003. “Ontological conditions for non-evil”. Koers, 68(2&3):217-235.

2003. “Patriotism and Social Structure”. Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of Philosophy: Philosophy facing world problems. Istanbul, Turkye. [Web: http://www.wcp2003.org/Michael_Heyns.doc ]

2003. “Lobo: opstelle oor wetenskap en lewe”. “Lobo: essays on science and life”

(Textbook for undergraduate Philosophy of Science students). PU vir CHO : Potchefstroom.

2002. “Religion and benevolence – the ontological condition”. Proceedings of “Perspectives on evil and human wickedness – 3rd global conference” http://www.wickedness.net/heyns.pdf.

2002.. “Christian philosophy”. (Chapter in textbook for undergraduate law students.) . (In Rautenbach, C. & Goolam, N.M.I. eds. Introduction to legal pluralism in South Africa: Part II Religious legal systems. Durban : Butterworth. p. 22-23.)

2002. “Om te barba: ‘n inleiding in die filosofie” “To barba: An introduction to Philosophy” (A textbook for undergraduate students). PU vir CHO : Potchefstroom.

2001. “The politics of invasion and alliance”. Koers, 66(3):177-196.

2000. “De/re/centring of subjective power”. Koers, 65(1):77-94.

2000. “Filosofie van die politiek in multikulturele gemeenskappe”. Internet projek van Naspers: SA Ensiklopedie (Chapter in a South African Encyclopedia).

2000. “Afrikaner-malaise”. Word & Action, Winter No.372, pp.4-6.

1998. “Die terugkeer van subjektiwiteit in die (post)moderne anti-humanisme”. Acta Academica, 30(2):1-40.

1998. “Die mens as substansie en relasie”. Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap, 34:89-128.

1998. “Die bewaring én dekonstruksie van die self”. Studiestuk, no. 369:18-42. Instituut vir Reformatoriese Studie : PU vir CHO.

1997. “Akrasia (swakheid van die wil) en die kontemporêre gesprek oor subjektiwiteit”. Koers, 62(4):475-500.

1995. “Swaardmag en lyding - oor die reformatoriese perspektief op staatsgeweld”. Koers, 60(2):277-306.

1994. “Geweld en outensiteit - oor die definiëring, evaluering en legitimering van geweld”. Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap 30(3):91-112.

1994. “Maskers vir Geweld”. Studiestuk no. 319. Instituut vir Reformatoriese Studie : PU vir CHO

1994. “Politieke geweld kan nooit geregverdig word nie”. Word & Action, Herfs No. 347, pp.8-10

1993. “Eros en seksuele natuur”. Koers, 58(4):431-447.

1987. “Geslagtelikheid en die vrou”. (Chapter in a book). In Venster op die vrou. IRS : Potchefstroom. pp. 33-48.