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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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THE CRISIS OF CAUSALITY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES

Janusz GOLINOWSKI

Publication language: Polish

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Numer specjalny Lech W. Zacher in memoriam

Transformations No. 3 (118) 2023 Publication date: 29 September 2023

Abstract The paper aims to provide an overview of the major opportunities and challenges of the fourth phase of globalization, characterized by a high level of economic and geopolitical complexity and uncertainty. AI holds tremendous potential in enabling progress in all segments of society. Rapid technological [...] Read more.

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FUTUROLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS FROM ECO-PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVE

Wiesław SZTUMSKI

Publication language: Polish

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Numer specjalny Lech W. Zacher in memoriam

Transformations No. 3 (118) 2023 Publication date: 29 September 2023

Abstract The article contains the author's thoughts on what awaits humanity in the near future, probably still this century. And it looks dramatic. Contrary to common sense and the warnings of ecologists, people continue to irresponsibly destroy the natural environment and exterminate many species of fauna. [...] Read more.

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SENIORS IN THE NETWORK SOCIETY. GENERATION GAP OR DIGITAL EXCLUSION?

Małgorzata ORŁOWSKA

Publication language: Polish

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Numer specjalny Lech W. Zacher in memoriam

Transformations No. 3 (118) 2023 Publication date: 29 September 2023

Abstract This text addresses the issue of the quality of life of Polish retirees from the babyboomers generation, putting the question whether, and if YES, to what extent and extent it differs from the level of life of their peers living in individual countries of the European Union. Special attention is paid [...] Read more.

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MEDIA TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORATIONS. FROM TAM- TAMS TO CHAT GPT

Tomasz GOBAN-KLAS

Publication language: Polish

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Numer specjalny Lech W. Zacher in memoriam

Transformations No. 3 (118) 2023 Publication date: 29 September 2023

Abstract The author analyzes the evolution and transformation of media technologies, starting from Tam-Tams to Chat GPT. In his interdisciplinary considerations, he refers to the works of such authors as Alvin Toffler, Paul Levinson, Steve Case, Roger Fidler, Marshall McLuhan, among others. He begins with a [...] Read more.

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THE IMPACT OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT ON CIVILIZATION CHANGES THROUGHOUT HISTORY – IN THE PUBLIC PERCEPTION

Ewa POLAK

Publication language: Polish

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Numer specjalny Lech W. Zacher in memoriam

Transformations No. 3 (118) 2023 Publication date: 29 September 2023

Abstract Modern technology, especially artificial intelligence, offers growing chances not only of economic development, but provides almost unlimited possibilities of monitoring and manipulation, also in the democratic countries and the threat of authoritarianism and even totalitarianism on a global scale. [...] Read more.

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HUMAN IN COMPARISON TO TECHNIQUE AND CHANGE. A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT SOCIETY AND EDUCATION IN LECH W. ZACHER'S WORKS

Monika MICZKA-PAJESTKA

Publication language: Polish

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Numer specjalny Lech W. Zacher in memoriam

Transformations No. 3 (118) 2023 Publication date: 29 September 2023

Abstract In the article, subject considered and analised the problem of forming relations of human-techniques in the perspective of postmodern changes, constituting one of the most crucial parts of Lech W. Zachary's works and studies. In particular, it brings attention on - often brang up by him - matter of [...] Read more.

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RESEARCH ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN WORLD. INSPIRATIONS IN THE CONCEPTS OF LECH W. ZACHER

Mirosław GEISE, Janusz GOLINOWSKI

Publication language: Polish

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Numer specjalny Lech W. Zacher in memoriam

Transformations No. 3 (118) 2023 Publication date: 29 September 2023

Abstract The inspiration for the research undertaken by the authors was the thoughts and ideas found in the scientific output of the late Lech W. Zacher. At one of the scientific conferences, we had the honor of hearing for the first time the speech of this distinguished scientist. The paper delivered by the [...] Read more.

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MEDIA AND JOURNALISM IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE

Stanisław JĘDRZEJEWSKI

Publication language: Polish

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Numer specjalny Lech W. Zacher in memoriam

Transformations No. 3 (118) 2023 Publication date: 29 September 2023

Abstract The author analyzes possible scenarios for the development of media and journalism in a dynamically changing technological environment. He begins with a theoretical introduction describing the determinants of these transformations. He justifies the importance of technology understood as a key element [...] Read more.

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GŁÓWNE FAKTORY TRANSFORMACJI PLANETY ZIEMIA MINIPRZEWODNIK PO MEGATRENDACH

Kazimierz KRZYSZTOFEK

Publication language: Polish

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Numer specjalny Lech W. Zacher in memoriam

Transformations No. 3 (118) 2023 Publication date: 29 September 2023

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MASTER AND AI: AT THE EDGE OF A BIG CHANGE

Krystyna M. BŁESZYŃSKA

Publication language: Polish

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Numer specjalny Lech W. Zacher in memoriam

Transformations No. 3 (118) 2023 Publication date: 29 September 2023

Abstract The development of modern technologies stimulates transformations in the functioning of universities, challenging their existing structures, relationships, and paradigms of education. The Master-professor not only ceases to be the basic holder of knowledge, but also - as a digital immigrant - often [...] Read more.