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"Sztuka manipulacji", Jerzy Stelmach
There are no translations available.

 

Wydawnictwo: Wolters Kluwer

Rok wydania: 2018

ISBN: 978-83-8160-002-6

Oprawa: twarda

Liczba stron: 120

 

Nie znoszę pisać notek reklamowych na okładkę. Sam o sobie, o swojej już skończonej pracy. Tym bardziej, że wydawca oczekuje, żeby taka notka była krótka, mądra i śmieszna. Istnieje druga możliwość, chyba jeszcze głupsza, poprosić kogoś rozpoznawalnego o wyrażenie opinii. Wybrany przypadkowo, w pewnym sensie przymuszony, bo nie wypada mu z przyjaźni lub litości odmówić, musi napisać rekomendację książki, która w najlepszym razie mało go interesuje, a w najgorszym – której nawet nie zna. Rzecz jasna, znów powinien napisać coś krótko, mądrze i śmiesznie. Zastanawiam się, czemu ma to służyć, przecież na okładkach wszystkich książek, w tym również wszelkiego rodzaju gniotów, napisane jest zawsze mniej więcej to samo. Gdyby jednak ktoś mimo wszystko chciał zapytać mnie, co sądzę o »Sztuce manipulacji«, odpowiedziałbym, że rysunki Jacka Gaja są naprawdę świetne.

 

 
,,The Ethics of Reproductive Genetics", red. Marta Soniewicka

 

Publisher: Springer (2018)

ISBN: 978-3-319-60683-5

Hardcover

Pages: 257

 

This book is aimed at analyzing the foundations of medical ethics by considering different moral theories and their implications for judgments in clinical practice and policy-making. It provides a review of the major types of ethical theory that can be applied to medical and bioethical issues concerning reproductive genetics. In response to the debate on the most adequate ethical doctrine to guide biomedical decisions, this book formulates views that capture the best elements in each, bearing in mind their differences and taking into account the specific character of medicine. No historically influential position in ethics is by itself adequate to be applied to reproductive decisions. Thus, this book attempts to offer a pluralistic approach to biomedical research and medical practice. One usually claims that there are some basic principles (non-maleficence, beneficence, confidentiality, autonomy, and justice) which constitute the foundations of bioethics and medical ethics. Yet these principles conflict with each other and one needs some criteria to solve these conflicts and to specify the scope of application of these principles. Exploring miscellaneous ethical approaches as introduced to biomedicine, particularly to reproductive genetics, the book shall elucidate their different assumptions concerning human nature and the relations between healthcare providers, recipients, and other affected parties (e.g. progeny, relatives, other patients, society). The book attempts to answer the question of whether the tension between these ethical doctrines generates conflict in the field of biomedicine or if these competing approaches could in some way complement each other. In this respect, lecturers and researchers in bioethics would be interested in this reading this book.

 
,,After God - The Normative Power of the Will from the Nietzschean Perspective", Marta Soniewicka

 

Publisher: Peter Lang (2018)

ISBN: 978-3-631-73563-3

Hardcover

Pages: 278

 

This book analyzes the main problems of Friedrich Nietzsche’s critical philosophy, such as the theory of being, the theory of knowledge and the theory of values. It also addresses his positive program which is based on a number of fundamental conceptions, namely the will to power, the Übermensch, bestowing virtue and the notion of the eternal recurrence. The «death of God» must, in Nietzsche’s opinion, lead to a revolution in human consciousness which requires the creation of a new frame of reference for values. To realize this aim, Nietzsche invokes the will which has the normative power to create values and even to overcome time. The author sets his focus on the «tragic gay science» that has never been fully elucidated and still affords new perspectives for interpretation.

 
,,The Province of Jurisprudence Naturalized", red. Jerzy Stelmach, Bartosz Brożek, Łukasz Kurek
There are no translations available.

 

Wydawnictwo: Wolters Kluwer

Rok wydania: 2017

ISBN: 978-83-8124-013-0

Liczba stron: 232

Oprawa: twarda

 

The study of law is, first and foremost, the study of a human practice. The full account of the practice of law can be given by explaining legal rule-following behaviour not only from the scientific, i.e. objective, perspective, but also from that of the person who must decide how one will respond to the law. Answers to various and persistent jurisprudential questions – such as "what is the law?" or "what is the difference between law and morality" – require an account of what it means that a person accepts a legal rule as a legal rule and not as a rule of any other normative system. Unfortunately, it seems that this subjective point of view is beyond the reach of scientific method. Science allows us to study the social behaviour in the legal context, but it does not allow us to distinguish between the acceptance and non-acceptance of legal rules.

 
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