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Public Participation of Children: Foundations and a Review of Russian Legal Practices under the Convention on the Rights of the Child

(1995) Item 2168. Decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of 3 January 2002, Case No. 34-G01-11: The rejection of the claims, according to which separate provisions of the Law of Murmansk Oblast of 17 May 1999 ‘On State Support of the Youth and Children Associations of Murmansk Oblast’ allegedly violating rights of citizens and their associations is justifiable because the state support comes about the regional budget, therefore the regional legislative organ is entitled to define the terms, according to which such support is

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Perfect and Imperfect Bicameralism: A Misleading Distinction?

Philippe, 2004, ‘Quand la deuxième chambre s’oppose’, Pouvoirs, no. 108: 81-99. López-Basaguren Alberto, 2017, ‘Regional Defiance and Enforcement of Federal Law in Spain: The Claims for Sovereignty in the Basque Country and Catalonia’, in Jakab András and Kochenov Dimitry (eds), The Enforcement of EU Law and Values: Ensuring Member States’ Compliance, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 300-315. Luciani Massimo, 2010, ‘Governo (forme di)’, in Enciclopedia del diritto, Annali III, Giuffrè, Milano, 538-596. Lupo Nicola, 2017

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The irreducibility of consciousness

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In this paper, by analyzing the Chalmers-Searle debate about Chalmers’ zombie thought experiment, I attempt to determine the implications that the irreducibility of consciousness has for the truth of materialism. While Chalmers claims that the irreducibility of consciousness forces us to embrace dualism, Searle claims that it has no deep metaphysical import and, in particular, that it is fully consistent with his materialist theory of mind. I argue that this disagreement hinges on the notion of physical identity in play in the discussion. Clarifying this notion in turn helps to clarify what it means to claim that consciousness is irreducible, and provides insight into the implications that the truth of this claim would have for the dualism-materialism debate. Ultimately, I suggest that the sort of irreducibility that can be motivated by the zombie thought experiment is not sufficient to require the rejection of materialism.

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Pragmatism and Semantic Particularism

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Pragmatist views inspired by Peirce characterize the content of claims in terms of their practical consequences. The content of a claim is, on these views, determined by what actions are rationally recommended or supported by that claim. In this paper I examine the defeasibility of these relations of rational support. I will argue that such defeasibility introduces a particularist, occasion-sensitive dimension in pragmatist theories of content. More precisely, my conclusion will be that, in the sort of framework naturally derived from Peirce’s pragmatist maxim, grasping conceptual contents is not merely a question of mastering general rules or principles codifying the practical import of claims, but decisively involves being sensitive to surrounding features of the particular situation at hand.

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Corrigendum to secret sharing on infinite graphs

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The proof of Claim 6.8 in the Appendix of [L. Csirmaz: Secret sharing on infinite graphs, Tatra Mt. Math. Publ. 41 (2008), 1-18] is incorrect. Here we give a new (and hopefully correct) proof.

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What Did Shakespeare Know About Copernicanism?

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This contribution examines Shakespeare’s knowledge of the cosmological theories of Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) as well as recent claims that Shakespeare possessed specialized knowledge of technical astronomy.

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Empirical evaluation of a conceptual model for the perceived value of health services

possible, patients chose those healthcare providers they perceive as valuable ( 16 ). Numerous researchers ( 23 , 24 , 25 ) have claimed that the perceived service value set by a patient represents an overall assessment of a health service, which is based on patients’ perceptions of what was gained and what was invested. As the consequences of perceived service value for patients, various authors have listed ( 26 , 27 , 28 ) patients’ satisfaction and loyalty. In general, perceived service quality is one of the most important benefits for the customer. In

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Route 66 and No End: Further Fortunes of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 66

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At the SHINE-conference in Murcia in 1999 I claimed that sonnet 66 has been largely disregarded by Anglo-American critics whereas, in continental Europe, it has been frequently used as a medium of protest in crucial political situations. In the light of more recent findings I will revise this claim and draw attention to English poets and novelists from the Romantic period to Modernism reworking or working with the sonnet with a political thrust

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Pasteloza – refurbishing of the PPR heritage

). Those factors have created ‘a reality in which living in a block of flats was a dream for the majority of Poles, regardless of their social status’ ( Lewicka 2004 in Szafrańska 2014 ), and narratives of the informants confirm these claims. ‘Before she got this apartment where I live now, my grandmother used to live in a village. They had no sewage, no central heating but I honestly think she exaggerated about no electricity. Moving to the new apartment with the balcony and central heating system, for her, was a paradise. My grandpa, however, never liked it and I

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Use of antibiotics in Austria / Antibiotikaeinsatz in Österreich

(2015) reports a total use of 37.5 t of antibiotics for practitioners’ patients in 2014, amounting to 13.9 DDD/1,000 inhabitants per day (that is 507,350 DDD/100,000 inhabitants per year) and placing Austria among the most conservative antibiotic users in Europe. Recently, ECDC published similar data for 2015 , claiming a consumption in the Austrian community of 14.0 DDD/1000 inhabitants per day ( ECDC, 2016 ; Weist and Högberg, 2016 ). However, these data about antimicrobial consumption in Austrian outpatients are based on social insurance company’s sales data

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