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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 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM AND ITS OPERATION IN THE TRANSFORMATION PROCESS

Jerzy KISIELNICKI

Information Society – Problems and Challenges

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (68-69) 2011 Publication date: 13 May 2011

Abstract The article is devoted to the problems of building the national system of scientific and technical information (KSINT) and its components. The article presents an analysis of the necessary solutions to build KSINT. Its construction requires the coordination and standardization of system components to [...] Read more.

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PROTECTION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION IN POLISH CRIMINAL LAW

Małgorzata SKÓRZEWSKA-AMBERG

Information Society – Problems and Challenge

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (68-69) 2011 Publication date: 13 May 2011

Abstract The danger of the uncontrolled use of computer and ICT networks advantages has begun to be noticed in Poland in the last few years. It has been extremely difficult to translate the language used by modern technology into legal language and catch the behaviour that isseemingly unimportant or of a minor [...] Read more.

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THREATS IN THE INTERNET SOCIETY

Agnieszka SZEWCZYK

Information Society – Problems and Challenges

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (68-69) 2011 Publication date: 12 May 2011

Abstract This article describes the inception issue of new communications quality - Internet interactive communications, which stand a chance of building a specific society. This community is situated in a group of four of the most important Internet functions, like communications, commerce and information content [...] Read more.

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THE NEW WAR OF WORLDS?

Kazimierz KRZYSZTOFEK

Information Society – Problems and Challenges

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (68-69) 2011 Publication date: 12 May 2011

Abstract The global system is struggling with the world of Wiki. It is not possible to explain this fact without taking into account both the political and economic context. From a human perspective network technologies offer comfort of life, although this is a comfort that is increasingly monitored. Nonetheless [...] Read more.

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THE DIGITAL SOCIETY- WHEN SCIENCE FICTION COMES TRUE

Alina BETLEJ

Information Society – Problems and Challenges

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (68-69) 2011 Publication date: 12 May 2011

Abstract The paper contains the characteristic of the Digital Society through the interdisciplinary perspective of social sciences. The term is being used to describe the emergence of a digital social order and its influence on the social sciences in the XXI century. The main thesis is based on a statement that [...] Read more.

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THE TIME OF INFO-FREEDOM. ABOUT CONTINUATION OF THE MYTHS OF THE INDIVIDUAL INDEPENDENCE AND THE EFFECTIVE SOCIAL LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Tadeusz MICZKA

Information Society – Problems and Challenges

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (68-69) 2011 Publication date: 12 May 2011

Abstract While recalling that freedom as one of the most important philosophical problems is linked to all the spheres and dimensions of human life and to attempts to reconcile the individual independence and social rights, I account for the deepening of the difficulties of its determination within contemporary [...] Read more.

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SYSTEM OF FUTURE EXPLORATION IN THE PROCESS OF FORESIGHT

Ewa STOLAREWSKA

Methodological Inquiries

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (68-69) 2011 Publication date: 12 May 2011

Abstract The aim of this article is to present a conception of a model for future exploration in the process of foresight. The model was projected as a hybrid dynamic system consisting of methodical modules of specific functions. Risk and uncertainty conditions were indicated as the model’s functioning environment [...] Read more.

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PERPETUUM MOBILE: FROM COPERNICUS AND THE CYCLIC MAYAN CALENDAR TO THE COSMIC COMMUNICATION (AND SO ON)

Radosław SAJNA

Methodological Inquiries

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (68-69) 2011 Publication date: 12 May 2011

Abstract Although the theories about globalization are relatively new, the process could be hardly considered as new. After Columbus’s famous journeys, that finally united two hemispheres, another famous person, a Polish scientist N. Copernicus, “moved the Earth" (and “stopped the Sun"). One can say that the [...] Read more.

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TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE DESIGN CATEGORY AND THE ORIGIN OF "UNBOXING RITUAL"

Barbara ORZEŁ

Methodological Inquiries

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (68-69) 2011 Publication date: 12 May 2011

Abstract How has the Apple Company changed the design category and indirectly our culture? – that is the major question of this article. There is no doubt, that Apple has very precisely responded to Paul Rand’ words: “Design is Everything. Everything!"- it has transformed the way we experience media – now it [...] Read more.

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SEMIOTIC APPROACH TO AN EXPLANATION THE CYBERPOLITICS

Filip PIERZCHALSKI

Methodological Inquiries

Publication language: Polish

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Transformations No. 1-2 (68-69) 2011 Publication date: 12 May 2011

Abstract The article undertakes the analysis of virtual reality and the phenomenon of cyberpolitics from the standpoint of the semantic approach. Hence, the article analyses the following issues: the notion of technological vitalism and his implication to a social life (especially such processes as: dromological [...] Read more.