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The Consolation of Seriousness

Num°18 SERIOUSNESS
Luciana

The essay analyzes the concept of seriousness, both its structures and its contingent aspects. The relevance of this concept for social and cultural life has been increasingly underestimated, and now we are confronted with difficult practical consequences. Seriousness is vital for a proper understanding of the dangerous nature of a situation but also for  individuals’  reliability. Leggi tutto »

 
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Thoughts on Seriousness and Comedy: A Conversation With Stefano Benni

Num°18 SERIOUSNESS
joker_seriousness

A short conversation with Stefano Benni about Seriousness and Comedy Leggi tutto »

 
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Seriousness and Time

Num°18 SERIOUSNESS
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The authors consider the topic of seriousness in its connection with time and, in particular, with lived time. They outline the special times of boredom and adventure in order to get to the very delicate and precarious synthesis obtainable through seriousness. Leggi tutto »

 
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Mate, or the Everydayness of Charis and Kairós in deep America

Num°17 GRACE
MateBombillaCarou

“Mate,” a Guarani beverage very popular in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and southern Brazil, is much more than a simple infusion: it makes social bonds stronger, it becomes a symbol of  community identity, and it works as a metaphor for divine love, or what we can call “grace.” This is because of its resistance, its capacity to build bridges; it feeds, it is lived with intimacy—people share the pipe that is used to drink it—and it also makes fraternity possible. Leggi tutto »

 
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Perceived Grace

Num°17 GRACE
audrey-hepburnCOLOM

What it is to be graceful? Every day we use adjectives like graceful and ungraceful. When we speak of “Grace” though, we often refer to it from the point of view of the divine, where Grace is one, elusive, and unapproachable. What if we made a Copernican turnaround and thought of grace from out of the multiplicity and subjectivity of the human experience? Leggi tutto »

 
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Attempted Crime and Impossible Felony: The Boundaries of a Punishable Action

Num°16 AGENCY
Pistola2

The essay starts with the historic development of the theme of the impossible attempt and moves to a consideration of the twofold question of (a) the degree of penalty for the attempt in relation to the committed crime and (b) whether the unsuccessful attempt can be punished. Leggi tutto »

 
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Health Promotion Interventions: An Appropriate Evaluation

Num°13 EVALUATION
empowerment

This paper examines some of the issues underlying the notion of “appropriateness” in the context of health promotion evaluation. Appropriateness depends on an alignment of evaluation practices with the tenets of contemporary health promotion, including the notions of participation, community control, and respect for people not as unthinking objects of research but as partners in knowledge development. Leggi tutto »

 
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School and School System Evaluations: Formal Quality and Real Quality

Num°13 EVALUATION
matita

Assessment practices have currently intensified in several countries, according to different approaches. Since the late 1960s in particular, the European school systems have been affected by periodic international surveys, with comparative analyses of learning outcomes. These were complemented by increasingly complex system assessments, which have taken into account, since the 1990s, even contextual and procedural variables. Leggi tutto »

 
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On Some Aspects of Research Assessment in the Humanities: Bibliometrics and Related Topics

Num°13 EVALUATION
TimetoEvaluate

Society and policy makers are asking universities and research institutions to be accountable for public investment. Developing performance measures for assessing research quality and impact has therefore become a hot topic, on which a great growing debate has been raging for the past few years. Leggi tutto »

 
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