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Evolutionary Thermodynamics and Theory of Social Quality as Links between Physics, Biology, and the Human Sciences

Jaap Westbroek, Harry Nijhuis, and Laurent van der Maesen

explained this by saying that a new characteristic is the result of an organism adapting to a new environment. This characteristic is then inherited. Darwin (1859) stated that organisms with hereditary traits that provide better adaptation to the new

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Love and Violence

Sartre and the Ethics of Need

Katharine Wolfe

her own being that which was previously external to it, an activity that involves the transformation of the environment through labor and technological innovations oriented towards the production of the goods deemed necessary to meet her needs. So

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Sociality, Seriousness, and Cynicism

A Response to Ronald Santoni on Bad Faith

Jonathan Webber

environment is constituted as a situation, as a field of reasons, according to Sartre's phenomenology, only through the lens of projects. The shared project that explains how a shared environment is experienced as a common situation, according to Sartre, is

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On Halbwachs's Sociology of Knowledge Program

The Two Hidden Categories of ‘La doctrine d'Émile Durkheim’

Jean-Christophe Marcel

an element of response to fill this void, and in so doing reveals a sensitivity that heralds his future work. Indeed, he states, as man only depends on three kinds of environment, the organism, the outside world and society, and since the first two

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Toward Comprehensive Conceptualizations of Contemporary Public Health

Participation as the Cornerstone of Appropriate Methodologies

Harry Nijhuis

, innumerable processes in the practice of daily life, where the interactions of people with their interpersonal, physical environments and formal, societal systems exert their impact regarding (ill-)health. And precisely the nature and social quality of those

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Contemporary “Structures” of Racism

A Sartrean Contribution to Resisting Racial Injustice

Justin I. Fugo

social environment, or the field of human action in which individuals or groups organize themselves towards a particular end. This action toward ends is what Sartre calls praxis . As Joseph Catalano notes: “the practico-inert gives us the outline of our

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Gender Parity and Equality in the Sultanate of Oman

A Case in Education for the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Faryal Khan and Maricel Fernandez-Carag

gender equality in achieving the right to education for all. We are therefore committed to supporting gender-sensitive policies, planning, and learning environments; mainstreaming gender issues in teacher training and curricula; and eliminating gender

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The Evolution of 20 Years of Social Quality Thinking

European Union, and so on. According to a McKinsey Global Institute group of researchers who collaborated with the Centre of Liveable Cities (CLC) Singapore, these technologies are “about creating environments where different players can bring innovation to

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Citizens and Citizenship

The Rhetoric of Dutch Immigrant Integration Policy in 2011

Dana Rem and Des Gasper

that these expectations for immigrants are part of a restatement and reformulation of expectations for all Dutch citizens: to take (greater) responsibility for themselves and their social environment [1.5]. Section 2, “An Obdurate Reality,” opens with a

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Accounting for Imaginary Presence

Husserl and Sartre on the Hyle of Pure Imagination

Di Huang

qualities that motivates the glide into the imaginary attitude. What motivates my apprehension of my environment as a place where my friend is absent and what motivates my imagination of her is above all my affective apprehension of this real environment as