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Special issue: space philosophy and space ethics
February 15th, 2021
Studia Humana special issue on space philosophy and space ethics

Editor: Konrad Szocik
Interdisciplinary journal Studia Humana invites contributors interested in space philosophy and space ethics to send paper proposals. Space philosophy/philosophy of space missions/philosophy of space exploration is a very interdisciplinary discipline. Despite this natural interdisciplinarity, we invite you to submit papers exposing philosophical and ethical elements rather than, for example, other elements relevant to space exploration such as political, economic or medical. Suggested topics may include – but are not limited to – issues such as:
- Rationale for space missions
- New issues in environmental ethics for space
- The value of scientific exploration of space
- Space bioethics (human enhancement, human reproduction in space, and others)
- Methodological and conceptual issues (what distinguishes, if anything, space philosophy/space bioethics/space environmental ethics from their Earth-based counterparts?)

Authors are asked to send their papers until the end of August 2021 to the following e-mail address:
Accepted papers are scheduled for publication in 4 issue 2021 (December), with the possibility of some texts being published in 1 issue 2022 (February), while all finally accepted papers may be published prior to assignment to the issue as early view.

Instructions for authors:
Early view option
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Many-worlds theory of truth
author: Alexander Boldachev,
The logical world is a set of propositions, united by common principles of establishing their truth. The many-worlds theory asserting that the truth of any proposition in any given logical world is always established by comparing it with standard propositions in this world – directly or via the procedure of transferring the truth.


Differences in End-Customer Power Prices Across the EU – Reasons and Challenges for the Future

author: Pawel Lont,
Many years have passed since the first liberalization processes in the electricity sectors the in European Union that were performed in order to establish a single market for electricity. In practice, convergence between neighbouring market areas was established mainly between the Member States in Central-Western Europe, while other countries have allowed for only limited levels of competition. As a consequence, many market areas remain illiquid and consumers pay relatively higher prices for the energy they consume. The final bill is further increased through financing the increasingly ambitious climate agenda, gradually leading to social opposition against ever-growing prices. The aim of this article is to provide examples of differences in market functioning in Member States, leading to discrepancies in average energy costs for end consumers. The consequences of different levels of market concentration, infrastructure investments and renewable generation subsidization are analysed using publicly available statistics. Careful literature review is also performed before the conclusions are presented.

Public Debt Management and The Country’s Financial Stability

author: Piotr Misztal,
The government debt portfolio is usually the largest financial portfolio in the country. It often contains complex and risky financial structures and can generate significant risk to the state budget and the country’s financial stability. Therefore, governments are required to have sound risk management and sound public debt structures to limit exposure to market risk, debt financing or rolling risk, liquidity risk, credit, settlement and operational risk. In recent years, the debt market crises have highlighted the importance of sound public debt management practices and related risks, and the need for an effective and well-developed domestic capital market. This may reduce the vulnerability of the economy to adverse economic and financial shocks. However, it is also important for the government to maintain a macroeconomic policy that ensures sound fiscal and monetary management. The aim of the research is to present the theoretical and practical aspects of extremely important issues such as public debt management and to indicate the most important implications for the financial stability of the country on the example of the Polish economy. The study uses a research method based on literature studies in the field of macroeconomics, economic policy and finance, as well as statistical analysis of the studied phenomenon. Results of research indicate that effective public debt management can reduce the economy’s vulnerability to financial threats, contribute to the financial stability of the country, maintain debt stability and protect the government’s reputation among investors.

Assessment of the Financial Condition of Knowledge Based Economy Entities – an Example of Polish Video Game Sector

author: Rafał Rydzewski,
The video game producers are currently in spotlight of market information services. Successes and huge budgets of such companies attract many readers. However, scientific studies related to this sector do not share the same popularity. A reflection on the source of value in this sector shows that what generates revenues is not disclosed in the report. Great examples are customers’ relationships or the value of employees creating the game code and story of the game. Video games producers sector presents a good combination of business and culture that allows reflection on financial characteristics of knowledge based companies. Prior studies show that market’s valuation takes into account unrecognised assets but capital-intensive character of a production and intangibility of a product and its assets causes problems with exact valuation. In this paper the author asks about the impact of the characteristics on the assessment of a financial condition. The research question in this paper is whether it is possible to use and interpret correctly popular discriminant analysis model for knowledge based entities on the example of video game companies. Results are applicable by analysts and managers of this sector and help to determine the usefulness of this method, but it still depends on assumptions and accounting policies. The reflection presented also broadens the discussion on financialisation because analysed companies can oppose this trend in a specific way.