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Where Community Happens

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Book Series: Ralahine Utopian Studies ISBN: 9783034301336 9783034301336 9783035301281 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101530
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In reaction to the spread of globalization, recent years have seen considerable growth in the number of intentional communities established across the world. In this collection of articles and lectures, many of them previously unpublished in English, the author analyzes various aspects of the philosophy of the kibbutz and draws parallels with other societies and philosophical trends, in the hope that a close look at the ways of thought of the kibbutz – arguably the best-established communalist society – may help other communalists crystallize their own social philosophies. Utopian thought and communal experience are brought to life through the extensive use of the voices of some of the most influential thinkers and kibbutz members of the past hundred years, including Martin Buber and David Ben Gurion.

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Robotics in Germany and Japan

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ISBN: 9783653039764 9783653039764 9783653999648 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-03976-4 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103759
Subject: Philosophy
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This book comprehends an intercultural and interdisciplinary framework including current research fields like Roboethics, Hermeneutics of Technologies, Technology Assessment, Robotics in Japanese Popular Culture and Music Robots. Contributions on cultural interrelations, technical visions and essays are rounding out the content of this book.

Globalisation vs Europeanisation

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ISBN: 9782875740809 9783035263312 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0352-6331-2 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103074
Subject: Political Science
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The book offers an innovating, interdisciplinary analysis of the relation between globalisation and Europeanisation from a value-driven and human-centric perspective. The approach goes beyond the traditional analysis and applies the proposed conceptual framework to various interconnected policy fields and issues, crucial to Europe’s future.

Essays on Values and Practical Rationality

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Book Series: Lisbon Philosophical Studies – Uses of Languages in Interdisciplinary Fields ISBN: 9783034331531 9783034331548 9783034330589 Year: Pages: 392 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Philosophy
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The essays presented here are the outcome of research carried out by members of IFILNOVA (Institute for Philosophy of New University of Lisbon) in 2016.

The IFILNOVA Permanent Seminar seeks to show how values are relevant to humans (both socially and individually). This seminar is the ‘place’ where different research will converge towards a unified viewpoint. This includes the discussion of the following questions: What is the philosophical contribution to current affairs and decisions that depend crucially on values? Can philosophy make a difference, namely by bringing practical reason to bear on these affairs and decision? And how to do it? Which are our scientific ‘allies’ in this enterprise; psychology, communication sciences, even sociology and history?

This volume shows the connection between practical rationality and values and covers the dimensions ethics, aesthetics and politics.

Metaphysical Conflict. A Study of the Major Novels of Ivan Turgenev

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876904771 Year: Pages: 186 Language: German
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Written between 1855 and 1862, the four novels "Rudin", "A Nest o f the Gentry", "On the Eve" and "Fathers and Sons" are generally recognised as Turgenev's most notable contribution to Russian and world literature. Are they primarily social chronicles, as Turgenev suggested, or are they rather to be seen as celebrations of life, of the beauty of love and youthful idealism? Are they paens to the nobility of the human spirit or ironic comments on human folly? The same questions are addressed in the present study, but the question with which it is principally concerned is that of the novels' essential character.

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