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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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FROMM’S CULTURAL PSYCHOANALYSIS AS VARIANT OF INTERPRETIVIST APPROACH

Maciej BACHRYJ-KRZYWAŹNIA

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 twofold. In the first section the author presents the short philosophical debate and the assumptions that the interpretivist approach stems from. The main subject of this dispute is the nature and scientific status of social science in comparison with natural science. Two [...] Read more.

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MONODISCIPLINARITY OR INTERDISCIPLINARITY AND MULTIDISCIPLINARITY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE – POSSIBILITIES AND BOUNDARIES

Eugeniusz PONCZEK

Methodological Inquiries

Publication language: Polish

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

Abstract The question of crossing the boundary of political science by a research scien tist and entering completely new research areas, which involves accepting a new look at "the world of politics", its explantation and narration in a multi disciplinary way, is becoming essential. Such "transgressions" are [...] Read more.

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FUZZY WORLD. THE PROBLEM OF BORDERS

Wiesław SZTUMSKI

Methodological Inquiries

Publication language: Polish

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

Abstract Considerations relate to the phenomenon of increasing blurring boundaries in the modern world. Thisoccurs in nature, due to the penetration of the deep level structure of matter and the possibility of more accurate measurements. Their inaccurateness results in a world that seems to be discontinuous, [...] Read more.