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Neo-Aristotelian Confucianism? Applicability of virtue ethics in early Confucian studies

, translated by David Ross, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Bernstein, R. J., 1991. Incommensurability and Otherness Revisite. In: Eliot Deutsch (ed.) Culture and Modernity: East-West Philosophic Perspectives. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 85-103. Cua, A. S., 1998. Moral Vision and Tradition: Essays in Chinese Ethics. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. Hall, D. L. and Roger T. A., 1998. Thinking from the Han: Self, Truth, and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture. Albany: State

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Hierarchies of knowledge, incommensurabilities and silences in South African ECD policy: Whose knowledge counts?

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Policy for young children in South Africa is now receiving high-level government support through the ANC’s renewed commitment to redress poverty and inequity and creating ‘a better life for all’ as promised before the 1994 election. In this article, I explore the power relations, knowledge hierarchies and discourses of childhood, family and society in National Curriculum Framework (NCF) as it relates to children’s everyday contexts. I throw light on how the curriculum’s discourses relate to the diverse South African settings, child rearing practices and world-views, and how they interact with normative discourses of South African policy and global early childhood frameworks. The NCF acknowledges indigenous and local knowledges and suggests that the content should be adapted to local contexts. I argue that the good intentions of these documents to address inequities are undermined by the uncritical acceptance of global taken-for-granted discourses, such as narrow notions of evidence, western child development, understanding of the child as a return of investment and referencing urban middle class community contexts and values. These global discourses make the poorest children and their families invisible, and silence other visions of childhood and good society, including the notion of ‘convivial society’ set out in the 1955 Freedom Charter.

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Social cost of alcohol: Not always useless even if subjective?

References Aldred, J. (2006): Incommensurability and monetary valuation. Land Economics, 82 (2): 141-161 Melberg, H. O. (2010): Conceptual problems with studies of the social cost of alcohol. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 27 (4): 287-303 Melberg, H. O. & Hakkarainen, P. & Houborg, E. & Jääskeläinen, M. & Skretting, A. & Ramstedt, M. & Rosenqvist, P. (2011): Measuring the human costs of drug use for friends and family of drug users. The results from a survey in four Nordic

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Marx Back in Schools: Multicultural Education as a Tool of a Better Society

Marx opäť v školách: Multikultúrna výchova ako nástroj lepšej spoločnosti

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A Melancholy Journey through Landscapes of Transience
W. G. Sebald: The Rings of Saturn

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Saturn is the planet of melancholy, about which Walter Benjamin writes: “I came into the world under the sign of Saturn - the star of the slowest revolution, the planet of detours and delays.” W. G. Sebald’s prose poetics seems to be driven by this motion, which is more than a simple state of being: it is a way of perceiving the world as well as a way of writing, perpetual transition, walk, halt, deviation from the road, getting lost and finding the way back. The paper reflects on W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn (Die Ringe des Saturn: Eine englische Wallfahrt, 1995], a unique literary achievement deeply embedded into the history of literature, culture and the arts, which can be best construed from the direction of “the order of melancholy.” On the pages of the book the reader can traverse, together with the Sebald-narrator, a route in East Anglia, with digressions in various directions of (culture) history. The journey in the concrete physical space turns into an inner journey, into a spiritual pilgrimage; the traversed locations become documents of destruction and transience. From the perspective of the order of melancholy places are determined by their relations, temporality and role in history rather than by their concrete geographic coordinates. The infinitely rich construction of the narrative creates a continuous passage between the local and the universal, the concrete locations of the journey and the scenes of world history, between the time of the journey and the (colonial] past, between East and West. The traversed historical, cultural and medial spaces displace the perception of human existence and result in the incommensurable aesthetic experience of the Sebaldian prose.

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Big Data for Biomedical Research and Personalised Medicine: an Epistemological and Ethical Cross-Analysis

Biomedical Big Data . Eds. B.D. Mittelstadt, and L. Floridi. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 1-13. Oberheim, E., and Hoyningen-Huene, P. (2013). “The Incommensurability of Scientific Theories.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy . Ed. E.N. Zalta, http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2013/entries/incommensurability/ . Popa, F., et al. (2015). “A Pragmatist Approach to Transdisciplinarity in Sustainability Research: From Complex Systems Theory to Reflexive Science.” Futures 65: 45-56. Putnam, H. (1981). Reason, Truth and History

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A Retrospective Introduction to Religious Education: An Interpretive Approach

religious education and the interpretive approach. British Journal of Religious Education , 30 (1) , 13–24. Jackson, R. (2014). Signposts: Policy and practice for teaching about religions and nonreligious world views in intercultural education. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing. Jackson, R. (2015). Misrepresenting religious education’s past and present in looking forward: Gearon using Kuhn’s concepts of paradigm, paradigm shift and incommensurability. Journal of Beliefs and Values: Studies in Religion & Education , 36 (1), 64–78. Jackson, R

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How to Respond to Conflicts Over Value Pluralism?

incommensurability, and if there is a lack of self-reflexivity among the socio-cultural groups involved in these conflicts, in other words if these groups are unable to give up the illusion of cultural self-sufficiency. Moreover, the plea for cultural self-reflexivity can be accused of being elitist, only within reach for highly educated, as the sociological analysis of value conflicts in the second section of this paper has shown. Unfortunately, the dynamics of these conflicts is anything but reflective, but rather fuelled by people’s immediate feeling that their socio

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Frame Semantics in the Arabic Translation of Philosophical Terminology

. Rouen: Publications de l’Université de Rouen. Ghazala, H. 1995. Translation as problems and solutions: A course-book for university students and trainee translators. Valetta Malta: Elga Publication. Hart, R. In Press. “Translating the Untranslatable: From Copula to Incommensurable Worlds”. To appear in Tokens of Exchange: The Problem of Translation in Global Circulations, edited by Lydia H. Liu. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press (in press); an earlier version is being published as "Translating Worlds: Incommensurability and Problems

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Another Brick in the Whole. The Case-Law of the Court of Justice on Free Movement and Its Possible Impact on European Criminal Law

-302. • De Búrca Grainne, 1993, ‘The Principle of Proportionality’ and its Application in EC Law, in Yearbook of European Law , XIII(1): 105-150. • Donini Massimo, 2003, ‘Sussidiarietà penale e sussidiarietà comunitaria’, in Rivista italiana di diritto e procedura penale , XLVI(1-2): 141-183. • Endicott Timothy, 2012, ‘Proportionality and Incommensurability’, in University of Oxford Legal Research Paper Series , no. 40, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2086622 . • Fichera Massimo and Herlin-Karnell Ester, 2013, ‘The Margin of Appreciation Test

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