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Indeterministic Temporal Logic

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The questions od determinism, causality, and freedom have been the main philosophical problems debated since the beginning of temporal logic. The issue of the logical value of sentences about the future was stated by Aristotle in the famous tomorrow sea-battle passage. The question has inspired Łukasiewicz’s idea of many-valued logics and was a motive of A. N. Prior’s considerations about the logic of tenses. In the scheme of temporal logic there are different solutions to the problem. In the paper we consider indeterministic temporal logic based on the idea of temporal worlds and the relation of accessibility between them.

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Logic of Algorithmic Knowledge

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In this paper we consider the construction of a LAK system of temporal-epistemic logic which is used to formally describe algorithmic knowledge. We propose an axiom system of LAK and discuss the basic properties of this logic.

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Affectivity And Time: Towards A Phenomenology Of Embodied Time-Consciousness

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In the article, I develop some ideas introduced by Edmund Husserl concerning time-consciousness and embodiment. However, I do not discuss the Husserlian account of consciousness of time in its full scope. I focus on the main ideas of the phenomenology of time and the problem of bodily sensations and their role in the constitution of consciousness of time. I argue that time-consciousness is primarily constituted in the dynamic experience of bodily feelings.

In the first part, I outline the main ideas of Husserl’s early phenomenology of consciousness of time. In the second part, I introduce the phenomenological account of bodily feelings and describe how it evolved in Husserl’s philosophy. Next, I discuss the idea of bodily self-affection and the affective-kinaesthetic origin of consciousness’ temporal flow. In order to better understand this “pre-phenomenal temporality”, I analyse the dynamics of non-intentional, prereflective bodily self-affection. In the third part, I try to complement Husserl’s account by describing the specific dynamics of bodily experience. In order to do so, I appeal to Daniel Stern’s psychological account of dynamic bodily experience, which he calls the “vitality affect”. I argue that the best way to understand the pre-phenomenal dynamics of bodily feelings is in terms of the notion of rhythm.

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Legal Languages – A Diachronic Perspective

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The aim of the article is to discuss the legal language transformations from a diachronic perspective taking into account the following factors: (i) spatial and temporal, (ii) linguistic norm changes, (iii) political, (iv) social (customs), and (v) globalization as well as (vi) EU-induced. Spatial and temporal factors include legal relations influenced by climate and the cycles of nature. Linguistic factors include spelling reforms and grammatical changes each language undergoes, for example, as a result of usage. As far as the law is concerned, normative changes can be observed when laws are amended. Other factors such as customs, usage, etc. cannot be neglected when discussing the language of the law. Analogously political correctness and usage can be observed in gender sensitive language and the introduction of such terms as chairperson instead of chairman. Social factors should not be overlooked. As a result of social changes, numerous terms have been introduced to legal lexicons in many countries starting with same-sex unions or same-sex-marriages. The so-called political correctness enforces some language changes and leads to the introduction of new terms and at the same time the abandonment of others. Consequently, some terms cease to be used and consequently become archaic. The aim of the article is to focus on diachronic changes in legal languages and present the communication problems resulting from them from intra- and inter-lingual perspectives.

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Perspectives of Simplified Graphical Domain-Specific Languages as Communication Tools in Developing Mobile Systems for Reporting Life-Threatening Situations

–511). Osnabrück, Germany: Association for Information Systems. Surowik, D. (2009). Preface: Temporal aspect in information systems. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric , 17(30), 7–12. Whittle, J., Hutchinson, J., & Rouncefield, M. (2014). The state of practice in model-driven engineering. IEEE Software , 31(3), 79–85. DOI: 10.1109/MS.2013.65 Whittle, J., Hutchinson, J., Rouncefield, M., Burden, H., & Heldal, R. (2013). Industrial adoption of model-driven engineering: are the tools really the problem? Lecture Notes in Computer Science , 8107, 1

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Handling Missing Entries in Monitoring a Woman’s Monthly Cycle and Controlling Fertility

. Łupińska-Dubicka, A., & Drużdżel, M. J. (2015). Modeling Dynamic Processes with Memory by Higher Order Temporal Models. In A. Hommersom & P. Lucas (Eds.), Foundations of Biomedical Knowledge Representation (pp. 219–232). Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence: Vol. 9521. Springer International Publishing. McNaught, K. R., & Zagorecki, A. (2009). Using Dynamic Bayesian Networks for Prognostic Modelling to Inform Maintenance Decision Making. In Proceedings of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management , IEEE 2009 (pp. 1155–1159). Hong Kong, China

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The Downward Causality and the Hard Problem of Consciousness or Why Computer Programs Do not Work in the Dark

References 1. Chalmers, D.J. Facing up to the problem of consciousness, Journal of Consciousness Studies , 2 (3), 1995, pp. 200-219. 2. Chalmers D.J. The Conscious Mind. In Search of a Fundamental Theory . N. Y.: Oxford, 1996. 3. Boldachev, A.V. Temporality and the philosophy of absolute relativism , Moscow: Lenand, 2011 (in Russian).

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Faith and Patriotism: Some Snapshots and Reflections on 1914 and Beyond
A presentation by Bishop Christopher Hill at The Eighth Meissen Theological Conference under the theme Ecclesial Communion in the Service of Reconciliation held at Martin-Niemöller-Haus Arnoldshain, Germany, from 11- 14 February 2014. Published in ANVIL with kind permission of the author.

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This article offers some fascinating ‘snapshots’ into theological activity and awareness between British and German theologians just prior to WW1, between the wars and post WW2. He helpfully surveys the differences between German and English understandings of the Church-Struggle or Kirchenkampf and some of its struggles which we might now name as too much identification with the prevailing culture and not enough critical distance. He considers how public opinion was divided in the 1930s the role of significant Anglican leaders in and post WW2. He concludes with reflections on Luther's two ‘regiments’, the essential spiritual domain of the Church and the temporal, political power of the State and with Harnack's understanding of the church with thoughts on implications for how we relate to church and state today.

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Religion’s Possible Role in Facilitating Eusocial Human Societies. A Behavioral Biology (Ethological) Perspective

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Eusociality is the most successful animal social system on earth. It is found in many social insects, a few crustacean species, and only three vertebrates: two African naked mole rats and human beings. Eusociality, so unusual for a vertebrate, is one of main factors leading to human beings becoming the most successful land vertebrate on earth by almost any measure. We are also unique in being the only land vertebrate with religions. Could the two be related? This article will present evidence, illustrated primarily with Judaism and Christianity, that these two seemingly unrelated social systems – eusociality and religion – that correlate temporally in our evolution, are possibly related. Evidence will also be presented that a (mostly) non-reproducing exemplar caste of celibate clergy was a eusocial-facilitating aspect of religion in western social evolution.

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Original research article. An Apolog(y) of the Profession

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The history of the development of mankind is filled with examples which confirm that not everything has failed when everything has failed (R. P. Nogo). And actually, in every sphere of social life we can find people, who in the given temporal and social circumstances, have brought about a kind of rebirth and have helped in the awakening of new dreams and new desires to move forward. These individuals, whose souls have borne all the wounds of their people (and the profession they once claimed as their own), have inspired hope and a new energy (both) to those who had already given up and abandoned themselves to a quiet self-destruction.

These individuals, beacons of light of a particular time, with their words and deeds were an example of those who would not acquiesce to the existing order, but did not know how to move on. These beacons of light, raised high by Love, went forward and through their work mapped out the roads of further development and progress.

One such man, who has shed his light and lit up our physical education, is certainly Milivoje Matić.

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