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Journals from Social Sciences & Humanities

Aliens, Humans, Animals, & Luck: Animal Treatment & Human Morality

Author(s): Randall S. Firestone ABSTRACT This paper proposes two thought experiments to demonstrate that our current treatment of animals is immoral. The first thought experiment involves aliens coming to earth and doing to us what we do to animals—eating us, … Continue reading

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Freezing of Reality: Is Flow of Time Real?

Author(s): Bernard Korzeniewski ABSTRACT In physics, space-time is frequently treated as a congealed timeless block, in which there is no place for the unidirectional and irreversible flow (arrow) of time and the present. However, we receive the world subjectively as … Continue reading

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Business Start-Ups or Disguised Unemployment? Evidence on the Determinants of Self-Employment from Urban China

Author(s):Xinxin Ma ABSTRACT This study provides evidence on the determinants of self-employment for urban local registration residents in China. Using CHIP2007, the employment status is divided into four categories: self-employed employers, own-account workers, employees, and the unemployed. Several major con-clusions … Continue reading

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The Relationship between Happiness and Self-Awareness among Introverts and Extroverts

Author(s): Mandana Bagherian, Adis Kraskian Mojembari, Parviz Naghibian, Sanam Farshad Nik ABSTRACT It is commonly believed that extroverts are happy and felicitous, and introversion is usually regarded as the state of having no fun or happiness in life. The present … Continue reading

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Profile of Promoters and Hindering Teachers Creativity: Own or Shared?

Author(s): Nazira Píriz Giménez ABSTRACT Creativity is now at days a valued quality in all its areas and most particulary in Education. However, there is still widespread ignorance of Creativity in the Formal Education’s field and a lack of scientific … Continue reading

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Thinking about Thinking: Can the Face Be a Window to the Mind

Author(s): Allen Tager ABSTRACT Mankind is on the verge of an evolutionary breakthrough that has the potential to transform the human way of life. In this manuscript I propose a new approach to education, which focuses on developing the “intuitive … Continue reading

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Similarity in Superstitions in Anatolian and Chinese Cultures

Author(s): Güliz Ulu ABSTRACT This article aims at exploring similarity between Anatolian and Chinese prevalent superstitions, the reasons behind them and contributing to literature concerning superstitions. In this comparative study, marriage, birth, and death superstitions and their impacts on people’s … Continue reading

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The War on P (Pure, Methamphetamine) in New Zealand, a Moral-Panic?

Author(s): Tony Carton ABSTRACT This article illuminates how the transfiguration from the sociological concept of moral-panic to moral-regulation replicates wider socioeconomic conditions. The author urges that the Alcohol and Other Drug (named so in order that alcohol can also be … Continue reading

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Eroticism: Why It Still Matters

Author(s): Ferdinand Fellmann ABSTRACT This article is about Eroticism as a key-concept in the psychological understanding of the human mind. The meaning of the term can be defined as follows: Eroticism is the way humans experience sexuality as a self-sufficient … Continue reading

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Predicting Framed Decisions: Simulation or Theory?

Author(s): Anton Kühberger, Claudia Luger-Bazinger ABSTRACT When predicting thoughts and behavior of other people, we use either the self as the basis for predictions (i.e., we simulate others), or theoretical knowledge (i.e., we use knowledge about others). To find out … Continue reading

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