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Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology


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Praxiological Essays: Texts and Contexts

Praxiological Essays: Texts and Contexts

1st Edition

Wojciech W. Gasparski
September 20, 2017

The 25th volume in the series Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology brings a praxiological perspective to current issues facing our society. In sixteen brand-new essays, a team of international scholars expands praxiology beyond the borders of its historically...

Desire: The Concept and its Practical Context

Desire: The Concept and its Practical Context

1st Edition

Timo Airaksinen, Wojciech W. Gasparski
May 30, 2016

Desire is a rich term meaning wish and want, willingness and relish, appetite and lust. This volume is an effort to analyse the concept of desire and its different practical contexts from a morally philosophic point of view. By analysing multiple definitions and studying underlying motivations, the...

Praxiology and the Reasons for Action

Praxiology and the Reasons for Action

1st Edition

Piotr Makowski
October 30, 2015

This volume explores two traditions in practical philosophy: action theory, which concerns the nature of motivation for human action, and praxiology, the study of human action. By bringing different perspectives together, the volume strives to contribute to the international debate on theories of...

Designology: Studies on Planning for Action

Designology: Studies on Planning for Action

1st Edition

Wojciech W. Gasparski, Tufan Orel
August 30, 2014

The more complex a human action is, the greater the need to formulate a plan of action, devise a method of implementation, and evaluate its execution. Such preparation is called design or planning, and can be defined as a conceptual preparation for action. Design and planning by themselves are so...

Transition Redesigned: A Practical Philosophy Perspective

Transition Redesigned: A Practical Philosophy Perspective

1st Edition

Wojciech W. Gasparski
March 15, 2013

Transition Redesigned deals with the philosophical bases of different types of transition: change in the economy, organizational/institutional change, and change in social and individual relationships. The editors' primary goal is to give further impetus to a much-needed worldwide debate on the...

Environmental Political Philosophy

Environmental Political Philosophy

1st Edition

Wojciech W. Gasparski
January 15, 2012

The need for solutions to environmental problems is urgent. Expanded environmental research and knowledge, along with interest in environmental issues, has focused attention on the social, political, and practical aspects of environmental problems. Environmental Political Philosophy searches for...

Entrepreneurship: Values and Responsibility

Entrepreneurship: Values and Responsibility

1st Edition

Stefan Kwiatkowski
April 15, 2011

Entrepreneurship is the capability to be an entrepreneur. Beyond that idea is an ideology that a person's business actions result in industrial growth or technical advances, making that person a leader in the economic world. The contributors to this latest volume in the Praxiology Series, now...

Whistleblowing: In Defense of Proper Action

Whistleblowing: In Defense of Proper Action

1st Edition

Wojciech W. Gasparski
October 15, 2010

This latest volume in this important international series discusses practical errors and wrongdoing considered under the action theory (praxiological) umbrella, linking these to ethical behavior. Human actions related to the conduct of business should be effective and efficient. But such...

Responsible Decision Making

Responsible Decision Making

1st Edition

Laszlo Zsolnai
December 15, 2008

"What should I do?," "How should I deal with this?," "How should I behave?," "How should I act?" we ask ourselves daily. But, this is only the first part of the sentence, while the full sentence is "What should I do ... to achieve such and such?", for example to complete an assigned task, to do...

Praxiology and the Philosophy of Technology

Praxiology and the Philosophy of Technology

1st Edition

Timo Airaksinen
September 30, 2007

Technology is a crucial feature of the modern world, and human beings are necessarily technological creatures. Our goal must be to use technology effectively, efficiently, and ethically. We have hands that are adept at using tools, and intelligence that guides our actions. We also have desires and...

Positive Ethics in Economics: Volume 14, Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology

Positive Ethics in Economics: Volume 14, Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology

1st Edition

Damien Bazin
August 15, 2006

Economics is often accused of being "a-ethical"--lacking a moral perspective--if not altogether immoral. Its detractors criticize economic models of pure and perfect competition, and claim that economics should be concerned with social effects and strive to be equitable. Yet, these critics fail to...

Management Fashions: Turning Bestselling Ideas into Objects and Institutions

Management Fashions: Turning Bestselling Ideas into Objects and Institutions

1st Edition

Krzysztof Klincewicz
January 12, 2005

Using the theory of management fashions proposed in the 1990s by Eric Abrahamson, Krzysztof Klincewicz analyzes the changing popularity of management concepts accompanied by solutions. Among these are management bestsellers, consulting services, software systems, "methodologies," and approaches to...

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