Volume I, Issue 2, 2014

The Problem of Temporality in the Literary Framework of Nicholas of Cusa’s De pace fidei (pages 135-145)

Jason Aleksander ABSTRACT: This paper explores Nicholas of Cusa’s framing of the De pace fidei as a dialogue taking place incaelo rationis. On the one hand, this framing allows Nicholas of Cusa to argue that all religious rites presuppose the truth of a single, unified faith and so temporally manifest divine logos in a way accommodated to the historically unique conventions ... Read More »

Equality, Fairness, and Responsibility in an Unequal World (pages 147-153)

Thom Brooks ABSTRACT: Severe poverty is a major global problem about risk and inequality. What, if any, is the relationship between equality, fairness and responsibility in an unequal world? I argue for four conclusions. The first is the moral urgency of severe poverty. We have too many global neighbours that exist in a state of emergency and whose suffering is intolerable. ... Read More »

Cognitive and Identitarian Aspects in Jean Rhys’ Fiction (pages 157-163)

Cristina-Georgiana Voicu ABSTRACT: From Gnỗthi seautόn (‘Know Thyself’) to cognitive theories of the self there has been a long time, but the paradigm has almost remained the same. This article proposes a reconsideration of their rediscovery filtered through Jean Rhys’ post-colonial sensitivity. Between the ‘core self’ and its iridescent, exotic edges, broadly speaking, the thoroughly analyzed facets of cultural identity interpose. ... Read More »

The Human Security Paradigm and Cosmopolitan Democracy (pages 167-174)

Andreea Iancu ABSTRACT: This paper discusses the relation between the human security paradigm and the cosmopolitan democracy scenario as models for humanizing and changing the current international system and transforming it in a global security and development system centered on the individual rather than on the nation state. The main idea for which I argue is that the human security paradigm ... Read More »

Remigration, Identity, and Adjustment (pages 177-189)

Alexandru-Stelian Gulei ABSTRACT: Migration generates well-being for individuals and communities, but the pursuit of well-being is not without risks. Tens of thousands of Romanian children are affected by the migration of their parents, others have to cope with the effects of their own migration. Should migrants have difficulties adjusting when returning “home”? Is readjustment even possible for all remigrants, without support? ... Read More »

Implicit Theories of Morality, Personality, and Contextual Factors in Moral Appraisal(pages 191-221)

Ana Maria Hojbotă ABSTRACT: This article explores the implicit theories of morality, or the conceptions regarding the patterns of stability, continuity and change in moral dispositions, both in lay and academic discourses. The controversies surrounding these conceptions and the fragmentation of the models and perspectives in metaethics and moral psychology endangers the pursuit of adequate operationalizations of morally relevant constructs. The ... Read More »

The Dynamics of the Roles of Aggressor and Victim in Bullying and Cyberbullying: A Challenge for the Resilient Development of Students(pages 223-234)

Ana-Nicoleta Huluba Grigore ABSTRACT: The diversification of the current types of bullying among students due to the appearance of a new type of school violence, cyberbullying, has led to a series of reevaluations regarding the definition of school violence and the risks that are likely to appear in the education and development of students. The present paper offers a comparative analysisof ... Read More »

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