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Andrej Démuth

The monograph is focused on the subjectivity of aesthetic experience and the problem of rational interpretation of emotionality. The text studies why does an aesthetic experience exist, what is its content and what is its informational role and structure? Has beauty any cognitive value? Can we analyse beauty? In what sense we can think about the information content of aesthetic experience? The second topic of the book is a cognitive role of emotionality and its research. Why we have emotions? What can they tell us about yourself and about the world?

The methodology of the study is designed as a phenomenological research of subjective experience that is combined with the newest results in Cognitive science research.

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Andrej Démuth and Michaela Rušinová

In the book, we shall attempt to focus attention on two basic factors of aesthetics as a philosophical discipline. The first is the presentation of the fundamental historical concepts within the aesthetics of German idealism with some crucial concepts, ideas and constructs highlighted which are characteristic of its leading representatives. The second aim is discussions regarding the structure of sensuality and the sources of feelings of pleasure and its relationship to the higher cognitive functions in aesthetic judgements, the structure and nature of the neuronal correlates of aesthetic experience, the individual and socially conditioned creation of an ideal, but also the influence of various social beliefs on the formation of taste in recent cognitive-aesthetical research.

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Edited by Andrej Démuth

The book is a second volume of the project, which is focused on a systematic examination of aesthetic experience by the unification of philosophical and cognitive-scientific approaches to beauty and aesthetic experience. This volume is focused on the analysis of selected aspects of aesthetic experience, especially on methodological problems and aspects of philosophical and scientific research, the question of the complementarity and compatibility of methods, and needs to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. Authors of the chapters are considering about diverse areas of perception of beauty, e.g.: pleasure by face perception; the synchronicity by music; the problems of musical chills; the psychosomatic unity of dance; or the problem of development of aesthetic appreciation.

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Cognitive Rethinking of Beauty

Uniting the Philosophy and Cognitive Studies of Aesthetic Perception

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Edited by Andrej Démuth

The presented book is a direct sequel to the previous collections of studies “The Cognitive Aspects of Aesthetic Experience - Introduction” (2017) and “The Cognitive Aspects of Aesthetic Experience – Selected Problems” (2019), and represents the culmination of the project which examines whether it is possible to identify the cognitive aspects or purposes in aesthetic judgments and in the perception of beauty, and whether it is possible to meaningfully establish cognitive aesthetics as a unified scientific discipline (philosophy united with a cognitive approach), studying the epistemic background of beauty and art.

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Jana doc. PhDr. Bérešová

This book presents the results of an empirical investigation based on theoretical insights into and empirical verification of the concepts referring to intercultural communicative competence in the Slovak educational system, focusing on culture and its relation to language. Their intertwinedness was proved through thorough analyses of the national curricula for languages, based on the CEFR descriptors and language course books and attitudes of teachers and undergraduate students towards developing ICC in local English language teaching. Language professionals should be aware of how cultural context affects the way language is used to construct, interpret and communicate meanings.

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Dubček

The Symbol of Spring

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Edited by Miroslav Londák and Slavomír Michálek

The book presents a detailed biography of Alexander Dubček, the icon of the “Czecho-Slovak Spring” in 1968. It aims to explain his decisions and intellectual development in the context of the turbulent development of the 20th century Central Europe. Dubčk’s importance went beyond Czechoslovak borders. His vision of the “socialism with the human face” secured him worldwide fame. At the end of the 1960s, he became a global symbol of the changes desired on both sides of the Iron Curtain. The short time of his leadership brought him and his country at the forefront of the global politics. The invasion of the Warsaw Pact into Czechoslovakia ended his political career and brought him 20 years of isolation. However, Dubčk’s popularity and infl uence in the European Left remained unchanged.

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Education and «Pädagogik»

Philosophical and Historical Reflections (Central, Southern and South-Eastern Europe)

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Edited by Blanka Kudláčová and Andrej Rajský

The book approaches education and the science of education (Ger. Pädagogik) from two perspectives: philosophical and historical. The philosophical perspectives (the fi rst part of the book) explore key philosophical influences underlying the notion of Pädagogik. Questions are raised about the status of philosophy of education, and of Pädagogik as a fi eld of study. The nature and scope of their contributions in academic workplaces are critically reviewed. Concerning the historical perspectives (the second part of the book), these explore key historical moments in the development of Pädagogik as a scientific and academic discipline in individual countries of Central, Southern and South-Eastern Europe, based on the original German tradition.

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Das Erfordernis einer Neubewertung der Medienwerbemärkte im deutschen und europäischen Kartellrecht

Vor dem Hintergrund zunehmender Medienkonvergenz und crossmedialer Effekte bei konglomeraten Unternehmensfusionen

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Sophie Hoffmann

Die zunehmende Relevanz der Onlinemedien hat verstärkt Einfluss auf die Struktur der Medienwerbemärkte und damit auch auf die Praxis der sachlichen Marktabgrenzung im deutschen und europäischen Kartellrecht genommen. Die Autorin analysiert die Entwicklungen der Medienwerbemärkte und beleuchtet anhand exemplarischer Beschlüsse von Kartellbehörden und Gerichten, dass in der aktuellen Kartellrechtspraxis bei der Einordnung der Onlinemedienwerbemärkte im Rahmen der sachlichen Marktabgrenzung noch keine belastbare Rechtspraxis gefunden worden ist. Anhand der gewonnenen Erkenntnisse präsentiert die Autorin eine progressive Empfehlung für die kartellrechtliche Praxis zur sachgerechten Neubewertung der Medienwerbemärkte, die eine Brücke zwischen der wirtschaftlichen Realität und der erforderlichen rechtlichen Würdigung der Marktverhältnisse im Rahmen der sachlichen Marktabgrenzung schlägt.

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Ich-Splitter

(Cross-)Mediale Selbstentwürfe in den Slawischen Kulturen

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Edited by Ingeborg Jandl and Gernot Howanitz

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Edited by Viktor Lechta and Nad'a Bizová

This monograph links to the monograph "Reflection of Inclusive Education of the 21st Century in Correlative Scientific Fields" (Lechta. V. - Kudláčová, B., Frankfurt: Peter Lang 2013). It should be a summary of the most relevant components of inclusive education and proposals for further development. The co-authors are influential representatives of inclusive education from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Germany. Structure of authors present their findings from the aspect of pedagogy, psychology, special education, therapeutic education, social pedagogy, history, philosophy, psychology, law, medicine in this field in its transdisciplinary correlation. The monograph is intended mainly for the experts from all the disciplines that participate in the care of people with disabilities, as well as students and parents that are interested in it.