Zander Janse van Rensburg
Our former president Mr. Nelson Mandela had a dream for sustainable transformation through the integration of all the diverse cultures in the bounds of South Africa. He attempted, with great success, to instill a culture of integration through his carnal politics. When I refer to carnal politics I liken it to Carnal Hermeneutics. Carnal Hermeneutics is a notion, conceptualized by a philosopher Richard Kearney , which refers to a person’s ability and necessity to interpret the world through sensation: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Conversely, the sciences, philosophy included, has for the last couple of centuries over-emphasised the mind as the epistemological center of the universe. Currently, the science is becoming more aware of the carnal properties of embodied life and research. Awareness of embodied life has empowered researchers to better understand discriminatory factors in research and practice.