rss_2.0Philosophy FeedSciendo RSS Feed for Philosophy Feed configurations of Symbolist Poetry under the Sphere of the Than-atotic Imaginary Giants of Reason. Aspects of Liberal Theology on Christianity Use of Japanese Calligraphy when Promoting Japanese Traditional Products – the Digital Age Glyphe Evolution of the Religious Discourse in the Pages of the Journal from Sibiu between the years 1944-1949 the new truth and the fake news phenomenon competence in media during the pandemic – interlanguage aspects and Knowledge Reality of Violence and the Violence of Reality in Mario Vargas Llosa’s Novels Acts And Secular In The History And The Sociology Of Religion: Comparing Eliade And Weber Ethics – Levinas War in Ukraine and a Real Evil Prospects of Libertarian Punishment Theory: Rejoinder to Blasco and Marcos<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Libertarian punishment theory was initially articulated by Murray N. Rothbard and Walter E. Block. It was broken down into four separate stages. To a great degree, this theory was accepted by Eduardo Blasco and Davie Marcos. However, they maintain it is in need of some slight adjustments and improvements, mainly dealing with the interest rate. The present paper claims their suggestion while valid, is unnecessary, since this theory already incorporates that element, at least implicitly.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2022-07-09T00:00:00.000+00:00Predicting the Consequences of Perceived Data Privacy Risks on Consumer Behaviour: An Entropy-TOPSIS Approach<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Advancement in internet of things (IoT) and proliferation in the use of smart devices have raised concerns about the data privacy of online users. This study predicts the consequences of perceived data privacy risks on consumer behaviours in Lagos State, Nigeria using the integrated Entropy-Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS). We employed Entropy to assign weights to each criterion. Subsequently, responses were systematically ranked to arrive at an inference using TOPSIS. 84.8% agree that any perceived cyber security threat or a breach in their data privacy would stop them from proceeding with the transaction or activity online, or the use of a digital product. Similarly, (86.7%), agree it is critical that online businesses only ask for customer information that is relevant to the use of the product or service. Thus, the findings indicate that the privacy paradox of enlightened online consumers tends to diminish when they are faced with perceived data privacy and cybersecurity risks.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2022-07-09T00:00:00.000+00:00The Capital Structure of Libertarian Production<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The purpose of the present article is to reflect on the intellectual origin of the close relationship between Austrian economics and libertarian philosophy. It suggests that the relationship in question is grounded in the fact that personal liberty and individual initiative, in addition to being significant moral values, are also crucial reservoirs of organizational efficiency and developmental drive. This implies that libertarian values can be disseminated, promoted, and implemented particularly effectively as a result of utilizing theoretical insights of the Austrian school, which is singularly committed to explaining the efficiency-enhancing features of the unhampered market process and entrepreneurial rivalry. In this connection, special attention is devoted to the liberty-promoting potential of Austrian contributions to the fields of capital, entrepreneurship, and the firm.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2022-07-09T00:00:00.000+00:00Animal Rights from the Perspective of Evictionism<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>In this paper, the conception of Anthony J. Cesario about the philosophy of animal rights is critically reviewed. His approach is a valiant effort to defend the philosophy of animal rights. He is a moderate on this matter, offering all sorts of compromises. He applies an unusual insight to this matter with using the libertarian doctrine of evictionism.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2022-07-09T00:00:00.000+00:00Modern ideas about the object of scientific knowledge and bioethics<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The present article analyzes and outlines significant changes in ideas about the object of scientific knowledge in modern science. Special attention is paid to the transition to the paradigm of complexity, within which the object of scientific knowledge acquires a complex systemic character and remains in the same complex connections with systems of different levels. It is marked that such changes entail a number of methodological requirements, which are especially clearly manifested in modern theories of bioethics and its real practices. A special role in this case is assigned to issues of transdisciplinary approach, complementary methodology, and values of the subject of bioethical cognition. The prospects for further research are related to the possibilities of deepening the methodology of the paradigm of complexity based on the application of a transdisciplinary approach.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2022-06-18T00:00:00.000+00:00Michel Onfray’s concept of new ethics<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>A new form of ethics suggested by the Francophone philosopher M. Onfray concerns, first of all, the resignation from faith in a transcendent God, which is substituted with an undefined sacrum (which is holy, highest) in immanence. This new form of ethics is, today, becoming a popular alternative to religious ethics. However, traditional, and new ethics should not be treated as separate sets, as they do not necessarily compete with each other. Systems of spiritual development related to specific denominations will always provide inspiration even for atheists’ ethics. The latter can indicate that, apart from religion, there is also a spirituality that can develop in a person. Nihilism is not the only alternative to religion, as sometimes the defenders of the old religious order try to show.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2022-06-18T00:00:00.000+00:00The ethical in Jan Patočka’s thought: Sacrifice and care for the soul<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>In his two works from the 1970s, Patočka proposes a very personal way that the spiritual crisis, which manifests itself as a techno-scientific reality of <italic>Gestell,</italic> can be overcome. Patočka argues that the only way to escape spiritual decline is through sacrifice. This study examines how the ethical is represented in Patočka’s philosophy. It focuses on his two main concepts of sacrifice and care for the soul and explores the relationship between them. Through a close reading of <italic>Plato and Europe</italic> (1973), ‘Four Seminars’ (1973), and his essay ‘The dangers of technicization’ (1973), this study reveals how Patočka proposes that the ethical can be implemented within the realm of the political. Drawing a parallel between Socrates’ and Patočka’s lives and fates, this study points to the significance of ethics in political life – both in the ancient Greek polis of Socrates’ time and in communist Czechoslovakia in Patočka’s time. This approach highlights the influence that the philosophy of Socrates had on Patočka’s thinking.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2022-06-18T00:00:00.000+00:00en-us-1