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    Reputation and Morality.Yotam Benziman - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (1):109-119.
    The concept of reputation has hardly been analyzed by philosophers. My analysis presents a puzzle: reputation is a portrayal of who one is. However, it is dependent on others. This description contradicts David Oderberg’s analogy between reputation and property. I discuss the relation of reputation to gossip and conclude that we should take spreading information seriously. We should go back to the original meaning of gossip: the term “Godsib,” meaning godfather. In our global village we are all entrusted with other’s (...)
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    “Any Surrogate Mothers?” A Debate on Surrogacy in Internet Discussion Forums.Ondřej Doskočil - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (1):10-26.
    Surrogacy has long been discussed in reproductive medicine. In the Czech Republic, surrogacy is not legally regulated. Because of this legal vacuum, there are no official procedures or organizations that openly deal with surrogacy. Potential surrogate mothers and applicants do not have many options for obtaining or sharing information. The only source is the Internet. Online forums are a popular tool for gaining information and contacts regarding surrogacy. The goal of this research was to use qualitative research methods to survey (...)
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    On the Political Aspects of Agnes Heller’s Ethical Thinking.Vlastimil Hála - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (1):60-71.
    The author describes Heller’s concept of ethics as a “quasi-sphere” intersecting with various fields relating to human relationships. Special attention is paid to the axiological aspects of her concept of ethics and the relationship between virtues and responsibility. The author also seeks to show how Heller integrated a traditional philosophical question—the relationship between “is” and “ought to be”—into her concept of “radical philosophy” at an earlier stage in the development of her philosophy. She initially considered the relationship between “is” and (...)
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    Economy and Political Distrust: Explaining Public Anti-Partyism in the Czech Republic.Vlastimil Havlík - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (1):72-85.
    There is little doubt in the current comparative politics literature about the importance of political parties in modern democracies, nor is there any doubt about the centrality of political parties in the democratic transitions in Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of communism. This holds true for the Czech Republic as well. However, the three most recent general elections in the Czech Republic have shaken the country. Electoral earthquakes are becoming common in the region, and it seems that the (...)
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    Selected Legal Aspects of Surrogacy.Ivana Honzová, Anna Zemandlová, Leona Prudilová & Lukáš Prudil - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (1):38-46.
    The aim of this article is to analyse the Czech legislation applicable to surrogacy cases while considering some basic social aspects. First the basic facts of surrogacy as a medical reproductive technique are discussed. Surrogacy is also considered as a social trend, and in terms of selected social aspects, such as the growing number of couples interested in surrogacy and their social status. Nevertheless, the main goal of the paper is to analyse selected legal problems as regards surrogacy and the (...)
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    Queering Kinship, Overcoming Heteronorms.Diego Lasio, João Manuel De Oliveira & Francesco Serri - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (1):27-37.
    Although same-sex couples and their offspring have been legitimised in many European countries, heteronormativity is still embedded in institutions and practices, thereby continuing to affect the daily lives of LGBT individuals. Italy represents a clear example of the hegemonic power of heteronormativity because of the fierce opposition to recognising lesbian and gay parenthood among many parts of society. This paper focuses on the peculiarities of the Italian scenario with the aim of highlighting how heteronormativity works in contemporary neoliberal contexts. By (...)
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    Two Pictures of Non-Consumerism in the Life of Freegans.Kateřina Lojdová - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (1):96-108.
    The growing consumerism has its opponents. Among these are environmental activists within the freegan subculture. The goal of the study is to describe how freegans construct and practice non-consumerism. The qualitative research on the freegan subculture was conducted in Brno, the Czech Republic. Two main categories were identified. Each category is conceptualized as a “picture of non-consumerism”, showing how freegans construct and practice non-consumerism. “Individual modesty” is an inward non-consumerist strategy, aimed at the individual life careers of the subculture members, (...)
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    The Politicization of Otherness and the Privatization of the Enemy: Cultural Hindrances and Assets for Active Citizenship.Terri Mannarini & Sergio Salvatore - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (1):86-95.
    The purpose of the article is to discuss the cultural hindrances and assets that promote constructive self-to-others relationships and active citizenship. Building on Carl Schmitt’s friend-enemy distinction, we argue that in contemporary societies the public and the private dimensions of the enemy have conflated, as the result of two concurrent phenomena: the politicization of otherness and the privatization of enemies. An integrated framework including approaches of social psychology and semiotic cultural psychology is proposed to account for both phenomena. The notions (...)
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    Alternative Forms of Parenthood: Introduction to the Monothematic Symposium.Miroslav Popper - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (1):07-09.
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    Quality of Life in Children Brought Up by Married and Cohabiting Couples.Miroslav Popper, Ivan Lukšík & Martin Kanovský - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (1):47-59.
    Under the Second Demographic Transition, alternative forms of living arrangement are on the rise. The aim of this article is to compare quality of life in children living in married and cohabiting families. We present the results of representative research conducted in Slovakia in 2018. We tested whether children brought up in traditional married families had better material resources and healthcare, fewer behavioural problems, better peer relations and spent more leisure time with their parents than children brought up by cohabiting (...)
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    Reconceptualising Political Participation.Yerkebulan Sairambay - 2020 - Human Affairs 30 (1):120-127.
    This article offers a critical examination of various interpretations of “political participation” and shows that there is a lack of consensus among scholars concerning the definition of this particular concept. The lack of consensus has led to various conflicting outcomes in the research on political participation. The main purpose of this paper is to offer a new definition of political participation that effectively addresses the challenges facing modern civil societies and the emerging era of Web 3.0. The present study argues (...)
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