Plato: The Republic

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Sfetcu, Nicolae (2022). “Plato: The Republic“, in Telework, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21273.90723, URL = https://www.telework.ro/en/plato-the-republic/   Abstract The Republic was written approximately between 380 and 370 BC. The title Republic is derived from Latin, being attributed to Cicero, who called the book … Read More

Plato’s Philosophy

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Sfetcu, Nicolae (2022). “Plato’s Philosophy”, in Telework, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21536.05121, URL = https://www.telework.ro/en/platos-philosophy/   Abstract Plato’s philosophy is in line with the pre-Socratics, sophists and artistic traditions that underlie Greek education, in a new framework, defined by dialectics and the theory … Read More

Plato’s Work

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Sfetcu, Nicolae, “Plato’s Work”, in Telework, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.27508.01922, URL = https://www.telework.ro/en/platos-work/   Abstract Plato’s entire body of work has survived intact to this day, decisively influencing Western culture. For Plato, dialogue is the only tool capable of highlighting the research … Read More

Structuralism

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Structuralism is a collective term for interdisciplinary methods and research programs that examine structures and relationships in the mechanisms of cultural symbol systems that function largely unconsciously Structuralism is a set of holistic currents of thought that appeared mainly in the human and … Read More

Plato: Biography

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Sfetcu, Nicolae (2022). “Plato: Biography”, in Telework, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15396.96647, URL = https://www.telework.ro/en/plato-biography/   Abstract The main biographical source about Plato, according to the testimony of the Neoplatonic Simplicius, was written by the disciple Xenocrates, but unfortunately it has not reached … Read More

Hedonism

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Hedonism (from Ancient Greek: ἡδονή / hēdonḗ, “pleasure” and suffix -ισμός / -ismós) is a philosophical doctrine attributed to Aristippus of Cyrene according to which the pursuit of pleasures and the avoidance of suffering constitute the goal of human life … Read More

The “logical” dimension of positivism

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The “logical” dimension of positivism The main novelty of the Vienna Circle consists in its use of the logic developed by Frege and Russell for the study of scientific problems. The conception of philosophy is thus radically modified, to focus … Read More

Scholasticism

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(Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), scholastic philosopher.) Scholasticism ( derived from the term schola, comes from the Greek scholê in the sense of idleness, free time, inactivity, which – later – means: “to hold school, to give lessons”) is the philosophy … Read More

Data Protection Day, January 28

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In 2006, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided to launch a Data Protection Day, to be celebrated each year on 28 January. Data Protection Day is now celebrated globally and is called the “Privacy Day” outside Europe. Data … Read More

Reformism

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Reformism refers to political doctrines aimed at improving existing structures of a country, economic and social, through gradual changes in laws rather than through revolution or schism. Reformist socialism was defined by Eduard Bernstein (1850-1932) who considered that the abolition … Read More

Pascal’s Wager on the existence of God

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(Blaise Pascal) Pascal’s wager is a philosophical argument developed by Blaise Pascal, a 17th-century French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist. The argument tries to prove that a rational person has every interest in believing in God, whether God exists or not. … Read More

Pragmatism

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Pragmatism is an American philosophical school. According to the founder of pragmatism, Charles Sanders Peirce, the meaning of an expression lies in its practical consequences. Peirce proposed the use of the word pragmaticism to distinguish his approach from non-philosophical uses … Read More

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