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    Tasting the Truth: The Role of Food and Gustatory Knowledge in Hannibal

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    The paper provides a philosophical analysis of the role of food and eating in Hannibal. In the classical epistemological paradigm of detective fiction knowledge is linked with the sense of sight. This means that knowledge required for solving a detective mystery is objective and intersubjective in its nature. I argue that in order to understand Dr. Lecter’s motives, it is necessary to adopt the different epistemological model whereby valuable information is acquired through the senses of taste and smell. The protagonist displays mastery of the two senses through the use of his culinary skills. This fact explains how Lecter can control over the whole intrigue through the series

    HOW TO FRAME EDIBLE ART

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    The question of whether food is art depends primarily on the definition of art that we agree to accept. The article proposes a model that helps us to focus our mind on what could be, and how we should understand the art of food, if we accept, having applied a fairly liberal theory of art, that food can actually be art. It is argued that there are no methodological or factual constraints indicating that food could not, under some circumstances, be high art. This hypothetical form of art is called ‘edible art’

    Tasting the Truth: The Role of Food and Gustatory Knowledge in Hannibal

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    The paper provides a philosophical analysis of the role of food and eating in Hannibal. In the classical epistemological paradigm of detective fiction knowledge is linked with the sense of sight. This means that knowledge required for solving a detective mystery is objective and intersubjective in its nature. I argue that in order to understand Dr. Lecter’s motives, it is necessary to adopt the different epistemological model whereby valuable information is acquired through the senses of taste and smell. The protagonist displays mastery of the two senses through the use of his culinary skills. This fact explains how Lecter can control over the whole intrigue through the series

    What is an Urban Atmosphere?

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    Atmosphere is one of the key ideas in contemporary aesthetics. The concept proves to be exceptionally useful whenever particular spaces, including interiors or urban spaces, are discussed regarding their unique features. The goal of the paper is to reconsider how an urban atmosphere may be understood. In order to do that, we will shed light on the ontological nature of atmospheres, by revisiting the concept as it recently was presented by some influential proponents of the aesthetics of atmospheres. Contrary to the widespread view, we argue that an atmosphere is not an entity itself. It is not a “quasi-thing” or “half-thing,” as usually stated, but rather a relational feature of a given site that exists only when it is experienced by someone. At the same time, our discussion of the metaphysics of atmospheres will provide us with a better understanding of the idea of urban atmosphere as characteristic of a particular site. Moreover, the ontology we will sketch allows us to consider the idea of an atmosphere of a whole city

    What is an Urban Atmosphere?

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    Atmosphere is one of the key ideas in contemporary aesthetics. The concept proves to be exceptionally useful whenever particular spaces, including interiors or urban spaces, are discussed regarding their unique features. The goal of the paper is to reconsider how an urban atmosphere may be understood. In order to do that, we will shed light on the ontological nature of atmospheres, by revisiting the concept as it recently was presented by some influential proponents of the aesthetics of atmospheres. Contrary to the widespread view, we argue that an atmosphere is not an entity itself. It is not a “quasi-thing” or “half-thing,” as usually stated, but rather a relational feature of a given site that exists only when it is experienced by someone. At the same time, our discussion of the metaphysics of atmospheres will provide us with a better understanding of the idea of urban atmosphere as characteristic of a particular site. Moreover, the ontology we will sketch allows us to consider the idea of an atmosphere of a whole city

    Kompulsywne nadużywanie mediów społecznościowych a ryzyko rozwoju zaburzeń odżywiania – na przykładzie aplikacji Instagram

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    The article focuses on Instagram and its immense power to influence the perception of humans own self. The author has been presenting data showing confrontation of the trend prevailing on the website to strive for a perfect image with the risk of the youth becoming involved in very dangerous eating habits, which in turn lead to eating disorders. The publication discusses the following issues: compulsive abuse of social media, body worship on Instagram, an unhealthy trend for orthorexia, the educational environment importance in creating a correct attitude towards social media.W artykule skoncentrowano się na Instagramie oraz jego ogromnej sile wpływu na postrzeganie własnego „ja”. Konfrontacji poddano panujący w serwisie trend dążenia do doskonałego wizerunku, wiążący się z ryzykiem uwikłania się przez młodzież w bardzo niebezpieczne nawyki żywieniowe, które w konsekwencji prowadzą do zaburzeń odżywiania. W pracy poruszono następujące zagadnienia: kompulsywne nadużywanie mediów społecznościowych, kult ciała na Instagramie, niezdrowy trend na ortoreksję, znaczenie środowiska wychowawczego w kreowaniu prawidłowej postawy wobec mediów społecznościowych

    Cultural memory of the First World War in Croatian and Polish literature: Miroslav Krleža - Zofka Kveder - Stefan Zeromski

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    U ovom se radu analizira prikaz Prvoga svjetskog rata prema teoriji kulturnoga pamćenja u primjerima hrvatske i poljske proze. Komparativno se analiziraju strategije nacionalne reprezentacije, elementi ratne zbilje i ratne pozadine – slika vojnika, ratne fronte, kasarne i ratne bolnice; slika ţene i promjene njezinog društvenog poloţaja zbog rata, slika djece i prikaz velikih migracijskih pokreta za vrijeme rata – prikaz društvenih i političkih pokreta i ideja poput socijalističke revolucije, panslavističkog poretka i pacifističke misli, te vjerski aspekti rata. Kao teorijsko izvorište koristi se radove J. Assmanna, P. Norre, J. R. Gillisa, A. Smitha, M. Manna, M. Brkljačić i S. Prlende; a za analizu knjiţevnih primjeraka radovi hrvatskih i poljskih povjesničara i filologa

    Cultural memory of the First World War in Croatian and Polish literature: Miroslav Krleža - Zofka Kveder - Stefan Zeromski

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    U ovom se radu analizira prikaz Prvoga svjetskog rata prema teoriji kulturnoga pamćenja u primjerima hrvatske i poljske proze. Komparativno se analiziraju strategije nacionalne reprezentacije, elementi ratne zbilje i ratne pozadine – slika vojnika, ratne fronte, kasarne i ratne bolnice; slika ţene i promjene njezinog društvenog poloţaja zbog rata, slika djece i prikaz velikih migracijskih pokreta za vrijeme rata – prikaz društvenih i političkih pokreta i ideja poput socijalističke revolucije, panslavističkog poretka i pacifističke misli, te vjerski aspekti rata. Kao teorijsko izvorište koristi se radove J. Assmanna, P. Norre, J. R. Gillisa, A. Smitha, M. Manna, M. Brkljačić i S. Prlende; a za analizu knjiţevnih primjeraka radovi hrvatskih i poljskih povjesničara i filologa

    Traditional Knowledge and Patent Protection: Conflicting Views On International Patent Standards

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    As diseases continue to spread around the globe, pharmaceutical and biotech companies continue to search for new and better drugs to treat them. Most of these companies have realised that useful compounds for these purposes may be found in the natural resources that indigenous and local communities use. And yet, even though the importance of these biological resources to global health and economic livelihood is well recognised, the legal ownership and control of this traditional knowledge is still very controversial. This article undertakes a comparative analysis of American and European, as well as international legal regulations on patent law and traditional knowledge. Key questions include: What is traditional knowledge? How have the national patent laws of these countries treated the protection of plant variety and plant genetic resources? What are the existing international standards for patents, and what implications do they have for protecting traditional knowledge? And finally, what protection systems are emerging for the future?  &nbsp
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