Praxiology

The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology

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  • Praxiological Essays: Texts and Contexts book cover

    Praxiological Essays

    Texts and Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wojciech W. Gasparski

    The 25th volume in the series Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology brings a praxiological perspective to current issues facing our society. In sixteen brand-new essays, a team of international scholars expands praxiology beyond the borders of its historically…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20
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  • Desire: The Concept and its Practical Context book cover

    Desire

    The Concept and its Practical Context, 1st Edition

    Edited by Timo Airaksinen, Wojciech W. Gasparski

    Desire is a rich term meaning wish and want, willingness and relish, appetite and lust. This volume is an effort to analyse the concept of desire and its different practical contexts from a morally philosophic point of view. By analysing multiple definitions and studying underlying motivations, the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-30
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  • Praxiology and the Reasons for Action book cover

    Praxiology and the Reasons for Action

    1st Edition

    By Piotr Makowski

    This volume explores two traditions in practical philosophy: action theory, which concerns the nature of motivation for human action, and praxiology, the study of human action. By bringing different perspectives together, the volume strives to contribute to the international debate on theories of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30
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  • Designology: Studies on Planning for Action book cover

    Designology

    Studies on Planning for Action, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wojciech W. Gasparski, Tufan Orel

    The more complex a human action is, the greater the need to formulate a plan of action, devise a method of implementation, and evaluate its execution. Such preparation is called design or planning, and can be defined as a conceptual preparation for action. Design and planning by themselves are so…

    Hardback – 2014-08-30
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  • Transition Redesigned: A Practical Philosophy Perspective book cover

    Transition Redesigned

    A Practical Philosophy Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wojciech W. Gasparski

    Transition Redesigned deals with the philosophical bases of different types of transition: change in the economy, organizational/institutional change, and change in social and individual relationships. The editors' primary goal is to give further impetus to a much-needed worldwide debate on the…

    Hardback – 2013-03-15
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  • Environmental Political Philosophy book cover

    Environmental Political Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Wojciech W. Gasparski

    The need for solutions to environmental problems is urgent. Expanded environmental research and knowledge, along with interest in environmental issues, has focused attention on the social, political, and practical aspects of environmental problems. Environmental Political Philosophy searches for…

    Hardback – 2012-01-15
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  • Entrepreneurship: Values and Responsibility book cover

    Entrepreneurship

    Values and Responsibility, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stefan Kwiatkowski

    Entrepreneurship is the capability to be an entrepreneur. Beyond that idea is an ideology that a person's business actions result in industrial growth or technical advances, making that person a leader in the economic world. The contributors to this latest volume in the Praxiology Series, now…

    Paperback – 2011-04-15
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  • Whistleblowing: In Defense of Proper Action book cover

    Whistleblowing

    In Defense of Proper Action, 1st Edition

    By Wojciech W. Gasparski

    This latest volume in this important international series discusses practical errors and wrongdoing considered under the action theory (praxiological) umbrella, linking these to ethical behavior. Human actions related to the conduct of business should be effective and efficient. But such…

    Hardback – 2010-10-15
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  • Responsible Decision Making book cover

    Responsible Decision Making

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laszlo Zsolnai

    "What should I do?," "How should I deal with this?," "How should I behave?," "How should I act?" we ask ourselves daily. But, this is only the first part of the sentence, while the full sentence is "What should I do ... to achieve such and such?", for example to complete an assigned task, to do…

    Hardback – 2008-12-15
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  • Praxiology and the Philosophy of Technology book cover

    Praxiology and the Philosophy of Technology

    1st Edition

    By Timo Airaksinen

    Technology is a crucial feature of the modern world, and human beings are necessarily technological creatures. Our goal must be to use technology effectively, efficiently, and ethically. We have hands that are adept at using tools, and intelligence that guides our actions. We also have desires and…

    Hardback – 2007-09-30
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  • Positive Ethics in Economics: Volume 14, Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology book cover

    Positive Ethics in Economics

    Volume 14, Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Damien Bazin

    Economics is often accused of being "a-ethical"--lacking a moral perspective--if not altogether immoral. Its detractors criticize economic models of pure and perfect competition, and claim that economics should be concerned with social effects and strive to be equitable. Yet, these critics fail to…

    Hardback – 2006-08-15
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  • Management Fashions: Turning Bestselling Ideas into Objects and Institutions book cover

    Management Fashions

    Turning Bestselling Ideas into Objects and Institutions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Krzysztof Klincewicz

    Using the theory of management fashions proposed in the 1990s by Eric Abrahamson, Krzysztof Klincewicz analyzes the changing popularity of management concepts accompanied by solutions. Among these are management bestsellers, consulting services, software systems, "methodologies," and approaches to…

    Hardback – 2005-01-12
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  • French and Other Perspectives in Praxiology book cover

    French and Other Perspectives in Praxiology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wojciech W. Gasparski

    Volume 12 in this distinguished series explores current topics in praxiology as studied in France and elsewhere. As is characteristic of contemporary praxiology, contributors both investigate new topics and use new methods to re-examine older approaches.Part 1 is composed of three sections by…

    Hardback – 2004-10-31
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  • Systemic Change Through Praxis and Inquiry book cover

    Systemic Change Through Praxis and Inquiry

    1st Edition

    By Arne Collen

    This new volume in the distinguished Praxiology series examines the confluence of praxiology, pragmatics, and systemics in the study of systemic change through human inquiry, particularly small group activities, human organizations, and globalizing trends. It covers core concepts indigenous to…

    Hardback – 2003-10-31
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  • Praxiology and Pragmatism book cover

    Praxiology and Pragmatism

    1st Edition

    By F. Nahser

    Volume l0 in this distinguished series addresses two distinct but interrelated philosophical movements, which exemplify different approaches to the study of ethics. Praxiology, an unique Central European philosophical movement, embraces the study of purposeful and conscious action and the elements…

    Hardback – 2002-08-31
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  • Ethics and the Future of Capitalism book cover

    Ethics and the Future of Capitalism

    1st Edition

    By Wojciech W. Gasparski

    With the collapse of communism and the accelerated trend of globalization, a new stage of capitalism has arrived. Protest actions that occurred in Seattle and Washington as well as in Prague and Genoa, clearly show that the legitimacy of capitalism is being questioned in many respects. Surveys in…

    Hardback – 2002-02-28
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  • Business Students Focus on Ethics book cover

    Business Students Focus on Ethics

    1st Edition

    By Wojciech W. Gasparski

    The study of business ethics seeks to understand business institutions, practices and activities in light of normative behavior. The ethical concern is for the rightness or wrongness of human action. Business Students Focus on Ethics brings together essays written by twenty-five MA and MBA students…

    Hardback – 2000-06-30
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  • The Roots of Praxiology: French Action Theory from Bourdeau and Espinas to Present Days book cover

    The Roots of Praxiology

    French Action Theory from Bourdeau and Espinas to Present Days, 1st Edition

    By Victor Alexandre

    Praxiology deals with working and doing from the point of view of effectiveness. It has three components: analysis of concepts involving purposive actions; critique of modes of action from the viewpoint of efficiency; and normative advisory aspects in recommendations for increasing human efficiency…

    Hardback – 1999-01-30
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  • Action Learning: Praxiology book cover

    Action Learning

    Praxiology, 1st Edition

    By Wojciech W. Gasparski

    Praxiology is the study of working and doing from the point of view of effectiveness. It has three components: analysis of concepts involving purposive actions; critique of modes of action from the viewpoint of efficiency; and normative advisory aspects in recommen-dations for increasing human…

    Hardback – 1998-03-31
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  • Social Agency: Dilemmas and Education book cover

    Social Agency

    Dilemmas and Education, 1st Edition

    By Wojciech W. Gasparski

    Praxiology deals with doing and working from the point of view of effectiveness. It has three components: analysis of concepts involving purposive actions; critique of models of action from the viewpoint of efficiency; and normative advisory aspects in recommendations for increasing human…

    Hardback – 1995-01-30
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  • Design and Systems: General Applications of Methodology book cover

    Design and Systems

    General Applications of Methodology, 1st Edition

    By Arne Collen

    Praxiology starts from the point of view of effectiveness. It has three components: analysis of concepts involving purposive actions; critique of modes of action from the viewpoint of efficiency; and normative advisory aspects in recommendations for increasing human efficiency. The third volume of…

    Hardback – 1994-01-01
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