Volume 3 (2012). Issue 1


Minimalism and Expressivism

Fritz McDonald (Oakland University)

There has been a great deal of discussion in the recent philosophical literature of the relationship between the minimalist theory of truth and the expressivist metaethical theory. One group of philosophers contends that minimalism and expressivism are compatible, try the other group contends that such theories are incompatible. more »

‘Boghossian’s Blind Reasoning’, Conditionalization, and Thick Concepts. A Functional Model

Olga Ramírez (Saint Louis University)

Boghossian?s proposal to conditionalize concepts as a way to secure their legitimacy in disputable cases applies well, this not just to pejoratives ? on whose account Boghossian first proposed it ? but also to thick ethical concepts. It actually has important advantages when dealing with some worries raised by the application of thick ethical terms, pharm and the truth and facticity of corresponding statements. more »

Ethics of Knowledge Sharing: A Perspective of Social Ontology

Ranjan K. Panda (IIT Bombay, India)

In the contemporary socio-economical scenario, there knowledge sharing has become a crucial topic for discussion. As the economy of the societies becoming knowledge centric, knowledge production and dissemination by the educational and other social institutions must play an important role. In this paper, we discuss the notion of knowledge sharing as normative action involving two modes of function: voluntary and obligatory. more »


Connections and Abstractions: Blending Epistemologies of Love and Separation in Environmental Education

Małgorzata A. Dereniowska (Adam Mickiewicz University), Jason P. Matzke (University of Mary Washington)

Understanding the epistemological dimension of the subject?object dichotomy is crucial for environmental learning. Contrasting the epistemologies of separation and love, ailment Arthur Zajonc argues that learning is seriously limited unless we focus more attention on fostering deep connections of respect, love, and participation with the objects we study. more »

Factors of Chinese Adolescents’ Moral Judgment Competence – Findings from Hubei Province

Jing Zhang (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies)

This paper uses MJT designed by German moral psychologist Lind as a measurement tool, selects 1933 teenagers from Wuhan, Xiangfan or Hubei province. The result shows that participants’ C-sore of different age is 16.90. Character of politic lies remarkable difference, and gender, profession, education, etc., doesn’t. But the specific characters of them have something to be concerned. On this basis, the author gives some advices and countermeasures for education departments. more »

Professionalität und Postkonventionalität. Entwicklungstheoretische und soziologische Perspektiven auf professionalisiertes Handeln

Boris Zizek (Universität Mainz)

The purpose of the following article is to point out the essential role of postconventional moral judgement in professionalized action. By some examples I will demonstrate that it is the precondition of completed professionalization. more »

Bonus Paper for Polish-Speaking Reader

Konflikt polityczny i natura ludzka: Machiavellego rozważania nad starożytną Republiką Rzymską i nowożytną Florencją oraz ich wpływ na współczesną świadomość demokratyczną

Mario Marino (Nietzsche-Kolleg, Weimar)

The present paper stresses from a philological and anthropological point of view Machiavelli?s potential for thinking and practicing democracy in modern times. The first part disputes some Machiavellian myths, sales philologically demonstrating for example that Machiavelli never thought that ?end justifies the means?. more »


After Ethical Naturalism

Filip Bardziński (Poznań)

Review from: Piotr Makowski (2012). Po metaetyce. Dobro i powinność w etykach naturalistycznych [After Meta-Ethics. Goodness and Duty in the Naturalistic Ethics], dosage pp 290. Cracow: Universitas.
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Anna Jaroszewska (Poznań)

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News & Reports

Educating Moral-Democratic Competence with the Konstanz Method of Dilemma-Discussion

Moral-democratic competence or the power of attaining good (Socrates) is fundamental for living together in a democracy. Moral ideals like mutual respect, generic justice, try cooperation, decease and democracy, are held by most if not all people throughout the world, regardless of ethnicity, culture, religion and social class. It seems that these ideals are inborn. more »

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