Introducing Benda Hofmeyr

Benda Hofmeyr is a philosopher working both in the Netherlands and in South Africa. After the completion of her doctoral thesis in Philosophy at the Radboud University Nijmegen (NL), she conducted research at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (NL) on the political dimension of art and cultural production. At present she is affiliated to the University of Pretoria (ZA) and the Radboud University Nijmegen (NL). Her current (Veni-) research is focussed on the conditions of possibility of ethical agency in Levinas and Kant. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious scholarships and awards and has published in a variety of fields including contemporary Continental philosophy, political and moral philosophy, art and cultural production.


24 March 2010  Exceptional Young Researcher Award, University of Pretoria

Radical Passivity

2009. (Ed.) Radical Passivity. Rethinking Ethical Agency in Levinas. Dordrecht, NL: Springer. Book Series: Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy. PAGES: 166. ISBN: 978-1-4020-9346-3

The Wal-Mart Phenomenon

2008. (Ed.) The Wal-Mart Phenomenon. Resisting Neo-Liberal Power through Art, Design & Theory. Maastricht: Jan van Eyck Academie Press. PAGES: 160. ISBN: 978-907207629-8

Ethics and Aesthetics in Foucault and Levinas

2005. Ethics and Aesthetics in Foucault and Levinas. PhD Thesis, Radboud University Nijmegen (Print Partners Ipskamp). PAGES: 278. ISBN: 90-9019341-3