Date of Submission

February 2012


Aim: This thesis sets out to cover the matter of leadership as it is informed by science, art, and philosophy. The research involved entails a corresponding consideration of the sensibility and intelligibility, morality and ethics of leadership along with accounts of their relationship to the notion of the mature human intellect as well as to that of the idea of a university. Scope: The work proposes that the transcendental intellect is the ground for notions and principles of leadership. Opting for a schema of the universe of the intellect over a Kantian model of the faculties of the intellect, the notion of leadership can be clearly seen to belong not in the general intellect of science, made up of understanding and reason, but in a transcendental intellect comprised of comprehension and judgement. A science of leadership is a contested idea because it does not and cannot take into account values and ends, regardless of whether or not those values are based on formal universal principles or on particular substantive judgments. The human understanding is the only intellectual grounds for a science of leadership and a critique of those grounds could be reinforced by a similar treatment of human reason being the grounds for the art of leadership. (....)

Document Type


Access Rights

Open Access


317 pages

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

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Philosophy Commons