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TECHNOLOGY – VALUES – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Some Reflections on Changing Relations, Meanings and Social Practices)

Lech W. ZACHER

UNDERSTANDING TECHNOLOGY – THEORIES AND INTERPRETATIONS

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1–2 (88–89) 2016 Publication date: 12 May 2016

Abstract Narratives concerning technology and values relations requires an in-depth analysis of these two categories and also their contextualization. In social practice technology and values undergo significant changes, often revolutionary. They take systemic forms and they interact with each other. Since the [...] Read more.

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METHODOLOGICAL ANARCHISM AND ITS COGNITIVE VALUE

Magdalena SZPUNAR

Transformacje cywilizacyjne – między wiedzą, wrażliwością i wyobraźnią socjologiczną

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1 (112) 2022 Publication date: 30 March 2022

Abstract The aim of the article is to present the basic assumptions of Paul K. Feyerabend's epistemological anarchism. The article presents the value of methodological anarchism for the cognitive process, methodology and development of science, as well as the controversies associated with the application of [...] Read more.

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RECONFIGURATIONS IN THE WORLD SYSTEM – BETWEEN THE OLD DRIVING FORCES AND NEW NETWORKS

Lech W. ZACHER

Global Problems – Future – Politics – Values

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 3-4 (78-79) 2013 Publication date: 13 November 2013

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OBSTACLES TO SUSTAINABILITY – IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE (the Case of a Transitional Economy – Poland)

Lech W. ZACHER

National Cases Augmented

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 3-4 (94-95) 2017 Publication date: 30 November 2017

Abstract Requirements for the sustainability in economy and society should be tailored to a given country or region. General models which often dominate in academic discourse are an important part of necessary social knowledge (of decision makers, media, NGOs etc.). They are formulated in universally relevant [...] Read more.

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DEEP AND SHALLOW ECOLOGY – SIMILARITIES AND DIF-FERENCES IN THE USE OF THE PATHOS ARGUMENT

Joanna GRUSZKA

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 4 (119) 2023 Publication date: 29 December 2023

Abstract The aim of this article is to show the differences in the use of the pathos-type arguments between people representing the so-called shallow and deep ecology. This distinction, by Arne Naess, relates to the assumptions behind a general concern for the environment and is based on a disagreement about [...] Read more.

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QUALITY OF LIFE IN RURAL AREAS – PERCEPTION, ASPIRATIONS AND CONTEXT

Marta DOBRZYNIAK

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 4 (119) 2023 Publication date: 29 December 2023

Abstract The author is presenting a review of the research on quality of life in rural areas. The paper outlines various concepts and approaches to quality of life, emphasizing also the global context. In the research, respondents were prioritising three spheres of enablers of quality of life: personal, socio [...] Read more.

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TAX INCENTIVES TO PROMOTE NATIONAL HERITAGE PROTECTION BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Barbara BŁASZCZAK, Iwona BŁASZCZAK, Włodzimierz CHOJNACKI

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 4 (119) 2023 Publication date: 29 December 2023

Abstract The aim of this paper is to evaluate the role of tax incentives in the promotion of cultural heritage conservation by the private sector. The protection and maintenance of historic monuments plays a vital role in society since it provides possible economic benefits both for the investors as well as [...] Read more.

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JANOSIK BY TADEUSZ KWIATKOWSKI AND JERZY SKARŻYŃSKI AS A STUDY OF VIOLENCE

Marcin KOWALCZYK

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 4 (119) 2023 Publication date: 29 December 2023

Abstract The subject of interest in this article is the comic series Janosik by Tadeusz Kwiatkowski and Jerzy Skarżyński. Thanks to Skarżyński’s drawings, this work occupies a unique place in the Polish comic tradition. Although the plot exploits a popular legend about the eponymous captain of the social bandits [...] Read more.

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VIETNAM WAR FILMS IN THE LIGHT OF SECURITY SCIENCE – ANALYSIS ON THE EXAMPLE OF SELECTED MOTION PICTURES

Eugeniusz MOCZUK, Arkadiusz LEŚNIAK-MOCZUK

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 4 (119) 2023 Publication date: 29 December 2023

Abstract American films on the Vietnam War films are not simply war movies, but they can also be equated to thrillers, or adventure, battlefield, historical, and anti-war films. The definition of a war film indicates the its characteristics, namely: (a) its defining basis entails war, military conflict, warfare [...] Read more.

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OPTIMIZATION OF RISK FACTORS AND FORECAST FOR ENERGY AND ECOLOGICAL SECURITY IN THE CONDI-TIONS OF ENERGY TRANSITION DURING THE CRISIS

Maria MICZYŃSKA-KOWALSKA, Justyna KOWALSKA

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 4 (119) 2023 Publication date: 29 December 2023

Abstract The increase in energy prices is driven by the developments on the global market for energy carriers (the growing oil and gas prices), as well as the action taken by EU countries to combat environmental degradation and climate change. Presently, the situation is first an outcome of the ongoing war in [...] Read more.

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THE MYTH OF THE WHITE MAN: DECONSTRUCTING COLONIAL NARRATIVES OF POWER

Elżbieta BINCZYCKA-GACEK

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 4 (119) 2023 Publication date: 29 December 2023

Abstract This article examines the myth of the white man, drawing on the theoretical frameworks of Ernst Cassirer and Hans Blumenberg. The myth of the white man is primarily rooted in the belief in the distinctive "civilizing mission" attributed to white Europeans, which is further reinforced by racist narratives [...] Read more.

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THE ISSUE OF COVENANTS IN LMA FACILITY AGREEMENTS

Marcin LORENC

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 4 (119) 2023 Publication date: 29 December 2023

Abstract The article describes the phenomenon of the problem of covenants in credit contracts and how they are perceived. The author focused on the possibility of trans-formation of covenants through the fundamentals of covenants, which is definitely freedom of contract. Covenants can transform all the time, [...] Read more.

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PERCEPTIONS OF NATO TROOPS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF CIVILIANS- LOCAL AND NATIONAL DIMENSIONS

Wioleta BRYNIEWICZ, Żaneta STASIENIUK

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 4 (119) 2023 Publication date: 29 December 2023

Abstract Nowadays one of the aspects of the military is civil-military cooperation (CIMIC). The authors point out that an overlooked aspect of this cooperation is the way it is perceived by the civilian population. The aim of the publication is to diagnose the opinion of the residents of Szczecin about NATO [...] Read more.

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THE POSTGENDER FUTURE OF THE RULE OF LAW

Waldemar Hoff

Publication language: English

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Transformations No. 4 (119) 2023 Publication date: 29 December 2023

Abstract This article aims to assess the consequences of the postgender movement on the rule of law. It asserts that, despite small number of non-binary population, postgenderism serves as a litmus test for the functioning of the rule of law. On the one hand, its expansion constitutes the right move in the ongoing [...] Read more.