South Africa’s first, black woman was awarded her Doctoral Degree in Philosophy by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on the Thursday, 12th April 2018.
Dr Mpho Tshivhase, who was supervised by Prof Thaddeus Metz, received her qualification which forms part of 50 doctoral degrees the Institution has conferred for this year’s first graduation season.
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The thesis of such a qualification is termed as, Towards a Normative Theory of Uniqueness of Persons, in which “Dr Tshivhase argues that a unique identity, though related to other values such as happiness and morality, is not identical with them,” wrote UJ’s VC Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala in the 20th April 2018 letter to staff and students of the University.
“She champions the view that individuality is something worth having in its own right,” he added.
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