Fonds BC1145 - Martin Versfeld Papers

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ZA UCT BC1145

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Martin Versfeld Papers

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  • 1950-1999 (Creation)

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(1909-1995)

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Martin Versfeld was a South African philosopher. From 1937 to 1972 he taught at the University of Cape Town. He was celebrated as researcher, enjoyed the recognition of the South African literary community and was known as an opponent of the Apartheid system. His work ranged from scholarly books to playful essays on issues like ethics, anthropology, the meaning of life.

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A collection of the writings of Marthinus Versfeld, Professor of Philosophy at UCT from the 1950s-1980s.

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