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INFORMATION ABOUT THE ISSUE:

The date of the publication:
2012-09-17
The number of pages:
94
The issue:
2
Commentaries:
2
The Authors
Walter Block, Gábor Gángó, Andrei G. Zavaliy, Gëzim Alpion, Andrew Wilson, Andrew Schumann, Valery Tsepkalo, Anatoly Levenchuk, Victor Agroskin, Yuval Jobani, Michael Huemer, Marijana Dragaš,

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The second issue:

Thymology, Praxeology, Demand Curves, Giffen Goods and Diminishing Marginal Utility

The Author: Walter Block,
Austrian economists have been criticized for several logical inconsistencies. On the one hand, they support the law of downward sloping demand, but given that, the Giffen good serves as a refutation. On the other hand, the praxeological school embraces diminishing marginal utility but rejects indifference; yet, how can utility diminish (or increase or even remain constant, for that matter) as equally serviceable units are utilized?

In Praise of Passivity

The Author: Michael Huemer,
Political actors, including voters, activists, and leaders, are often ignorant of basic facts relevant to policy choices. Even experts have little understanding of the working of society and little ability to predict future outcomes. Only the most simple and uncontroversial political claims can be counted on.

Judgement in Politics: Responses to International Insecurity from Hannah Arendt and Immanuel Kant

The Author: Gábor Gángó,
My paper compares a few of the key issues of Hannah Arendt’s and Immanuel Kant’s account on IR by revisiting the controversial reading she offered on § 40‒41 of the Critique of the Power of Judgment. It claims that by focusing closely on their parallel insights concerning the insecurity inherent to the supranational level of politics which was called by Arendt “the world” and by Kant “the cosmopolitan community of mankind”, one can argue for her thesis on the high political relevance of the theory of judgement based on what Kant labelled as sensus communis in his aesthetics.

Saving Morality: A Case against Moral Neutralism

The Author: Andrei G. Zavaliy,
The purpose of this paper is to defend a position in metaethics, saving morality from certain reductionist attempts, and arguing that a moral point of view denotes a distinct attitude toward the world with a set of relatively stable conditions. I discuss the problem of demarcation between the moral and the non-moral domains, and contrast the two basic approaches – moral neutralism and moral descriptivism.

Enoch Powell, Immigration and English Nationalism

The Author: Gëzim Alpion,
Focusing on the nature of the intra-national relations among ‘indigenous’ British peoples and their attitudes towards the ‘alien’ population that had started arriving in Britain in the late 1940s, I propose that Enoch Powell’s 1968 speeches reflected a ‘traditional’ stance towards the colonial ‘other’ as well as a concern about the demographic changes taking place in parts of Britain, especially in England, in the late 1960s.

Gender Relations in Daily Newspaper Headlines: the Representation of Gender Inequality with Respect to the Media Representation of Women(Critical Discourse Analysis)

The Author: Marijana Dragaš,
This paper investigates gender related discourse in headlines of some famous daily newspapers in the USA. Discourse in this case refers to the entire set of social gender relations seen through the media.

Interview: One Day Post-Soviet Countries Will Rise Up?

The interview of Andrew Schumann, the managing editor of Studia Humana with Andrew Wilson, a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Interview: Can an IT-Company like Apple Be Established in Belarus?

The interview of Andrew Schumann, the managing editor of Studia Humana with dr. Valery Tsepkalo, the Director of Hi-Tech Park Administration (Minsk, Belarus).

Interview: Libertarians in Russia: Moscow Never Sleeps?

The interview of Andrew Schumann, the managing editor of Studia Humana with Anatoly Levenchuk, President of TechInvestLab.ru and Victor Agroskin Vice-president of TechInvestLab.

Review: Can Politics Be Beautiful?

The Author: Yuval Jobani,
All wars, even those conducted justly (jus in bello), involve harsh scenes. But since the invention of the camera, in the mid-nineteenth century, these scenes are documented. And ever since the invention of television and the Internet, in the 20th century, these scenes are brought ever closer to us. Each of us, as Susan Sontag argues in her classic book On Photography, has watched more suffering than any other person who lived before the age of photography.

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