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    In Murray N. Rothbard (ed.), Anatomia statului, Liberalis. pp. 7-20. 2021.
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    The main thesis of this article is that Western societies risk becoming Balkanized if they confront the superdiversity issue without sound management of intolerance. The Balkanization process has some essential features that allow the use of this term outside the area of origin (namely the Balkan Peninsula). Thus: It always affects a diverse political unit that comprises an inextricable medley of racial, ethnocultural, religious, ideological, or gender identities. It emerges only where neither…Read more
  •  56
    Public relations strategies to counter fake news about vaccines
    Cahiers de Psychologie Politique 37. 2020.
    Comme tous les autres projets humains, les politiques de santé publique sont souvent affectées par des imperfections et des erreurs. Cependant, elles sont mieux ancrées dans les résultats de la recherche scientifique que d’autres actions humaines en général, et politiques gouvernementales en particulier. D’une manière générale, les données sur lesquelles reposent les politiques de santé publique remplissent les conditions suivantes : méthodes de recherche rigoureuses, tests indépendants et préci…Read more
  •  53
    Traits essentiels d'une formalisation adéquate
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 18 (1): 163-174. 2020.
    In order to decide whether a discursive product of human reason corresponds or not to the logical order, one must analyze it in terms of syntactic correctness, consistency, and validity. The first step in logical analysis is formalization, that is, the process by which logical forms of thoughts are represented in different formal languages or logical systems. Although each thought can be properly formalized in different ways, the formalization variants are not equally adequate. The adequacy of f…Read more
  •  82
    How to Cope with Resistance to Persuasion?
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 17 (2): 57-70. 2019.
    The main goal of this study is to develop a conceptual framework meant (a) to present the essential traits of persuasion, (b) to explain resistance to persuasion (mainly when the persuader tries to shape, reinforce, or change an attitudinal response), and (c) to provide a feasible strategy to overcome the coping behaviors associated with resistance to persuasion. Defined as the communication process in which “someone makes other people believe or decide to do something, especially by giving them…Read more
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    Migration is a recurrent phenomenon of human history because it is a successful adaptive strategy of human beings. Although migration today is not of a greater magnitude than in the past, it attracts a great deal of media and academia attention. The present wave of non-Western immigrants into the United States and Europe caused, apart from myriad economic, social and political problems, an ideological dispute between globalism and right-wing populism. Both ideological approaches attract many zea…Read more
  •  106
    Comment les médias grand public alimentent-ils le populisme de droite?
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 17 (1): 9-32. 2019.
    The vertiginous rise of right-wing populism, especially in its “nationalist, xenophobic and conservative form”, and some “racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic and sexist” drifts associated with this phenomenon – whether real or perceived as such – make the mainstream media play a double role. On the one hand, the mainstream media reflect the struggle for political hegemony between different vested interests; on the other hand, they engage in the fight against right-wing populism blasting both right-…Read more
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    The aim of this conceptual paper is to discuss the issue of managing fake news in the online environment, from an organizational perspective, by using reactive PR strategies. First, we critically discuss the most important definitions of the umbrella term fake news, in the so-called post-truth era, in order to emphasize different challenges in conceptualizing this elusive social phenomenon. Second, employing some valuable contribution from literature, we present and illustrate with vivid example…Read more
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    In Ludwig von Mises (ed.), Liberalismul in traditia clasica, Editura Universitatil "alexandru Ioan Cuza". 2012.
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    The aim of this article is to depict as accurately as possible the ideological conflict between liberal democracy and an insidious present-day version of communism, namely cultural socialism. Obviously, it is not easy to describe the essential relationships between two complex phenomena that evolve nonlinearly within a hypercomplex environment. The ideological systems of liberal democracy and cultural socialism involve both objective and subjective facts, material and immaterial components, neut…Read more
  •  164
    On the Integration of Populism into the Democratic Public Sphere
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 15 (2): 87-109. 2017.
    The central thesis of this article is that populism is a side effect of liberal democracy and a reliable indicator of the relationship between liberal democracy and its polar opposite ‒ illiberal majoritarianism. As long as liberal democracy prevails over illiberal majoritarianism, populism remains dormant. Populism rises and becomes conspicuous only if certain manifestations of illiberal majoritarianism or illiberal elitism reach a critical point in terms of number and impact. More exactly, pop…Read more
  •  473
    Some Libertarian Ideas about Human Social Life
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 10 (2): 07-19. 2012.
    The central thesis of my article is that people live a life worthy of a human being only as self-ruling members of some autarchic (or self-governing) communities. On the one hand, nobody is born as a self-ruling individual, and on the other hand, everybody can become such a person by observing progressively the non-aggression principle and, ipso facto, by behaving as a moral being. A self-ruling person has no interest in controlling her neighbors, but in mastering his own impulses, needs, wishes…Read more
  •  340
    Actiune civica si comunicare publica intr-o societate autoguvernata
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 8 108-138. 2010.
    The problem of self-governing of a community (more precisely, the involvement of its members in collective actions directed towards achieving a common goal) is extremely important. In our opinion, it is necessary to give honest answers to the following questions: (a) What are the constituents of collective actions meant to help obtaining public goods and how should they be determined? (b) How useful, rational and legitimate are civic actions (in general) and the measures of self-government of a …Read more
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    Mass Media and European Cultural Citizenship
    Cultura 6 (1): 22-33. 2009.
    The main thesis of my article is that the viability of the European Union does not depend so much on its political structure as on its being anchored in a culture-based public sphere and on the establishment of a cultural European citizenship. The public sphere could be defined as an unique world, characterized by consensus and cooperation, in which only public goods can be sought and acquired, or as an unique world, characterized by rivalry and competition, in which everyone could pursue their …Read more
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    How to Change People’s Beliefs? Doxastic Coercion vs. Evidential Persuasion
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 14 (2): 47-76. 2016.
    The very existence of society depends on the ability of its members to influence formatively the beliefs, desires, and actions of their fellows. In every sphere of social life, powerful human agents (whether individuals or institutions) tend to use coercion as a favorite shortcut to achieving their aims without taking into consideration the non-violent alternatives or the negative (unintended) consequences of their actions. This propensity for coercion is manifested in the doxastic sphere by att…Read more
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    The Principle of Peaceable Conduct as a Discrimination Tool in Social Life
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 3 (1): 95-111. 2015.
    By exercising their (imperfect) capacity to discriminate, people try to recognize and to understand some important differences between things that make them prefer some things to other. In this article I will use my ability to discriminate between people and societies according to a principle which plays the role of attractor, both at individual and societal levels, namely the principle of peaceable conduct. This principle allows us to discriminate at the civic level between the people who have …Read more
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    Comunicarea: o abordare praxiologică
    Casa Editorială Demiurg. 2004.
    Das Anliegen der vorliegenden Studie ist der Entwurf eines wirklichkeitstreuen Modells der Kommunikation. Ebenfalls hat uns interessiert, die konstitutiven Regeln der Kommunikation zu bestimmen und einige Wirksamkeitsnormen und moralische Normen, die mit wünschenswerten sozialen Kommunikationsformen assoziierbar sein könnten, zu identifizieren. Die Kommunikation ist ein facettenreiches und zugleich interpretationsoffenes Phänomen, welches zahlreiche unterschiedliche theoretische Modelle erlaubt.…Read more
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    Inférences traditionelles comme n-lemmes
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 12 (2): 136-140. 2014.
    In this paper we propose to present from a new perspective some loci comunes of traditional logic. More exactly, we intend to show that some hypothetico-disjunctive inferences (i.e. the complex constructive dilemma, the complex destructive dilemma, the simple constructive dilemma, the simple destructive dilemma) and two hypothetico-categorical inferences (namely modus ponendo-ponens and modus tollendo-tollens) particularize two more abstract inferential structures: the constructive n-lemma and t…Read more
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    Democratic Public Discourse in the Coming Autarchic Communities
    Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy 2 (2): 386-409. 2010.
    The main purpose of this article is to tackle the problem of living together – as dignified human beings – in a certain territory in the field of social philosophy, on the theoretical grounding ensured by some remarkable exponents of the Austrian School − and by means of the praxeologic method. Because political tools diminish the human nature not only of those who use them, but also of those who undergo their effects, people can live a life worthy of a human being only as members of some autarc…Read more
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    Comunicarea politica: aspecte generale si ipostaze actuale
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 3 101-146. 2004/2005.
    La communication politique peut être entendue comme action sémiologique collective qui se réalise dans le contexte de l’acte de gouverner une société et aussi bien comme acte d’exercice du pouvoir politique en ne faisant recours qu’aux signes. Actuellement la communication politique apparaît surtout sous la forme spécialisée du marketing politique et elle est centrée sur le but de gagner les élections. La “nouvelle” communication politique soulève quelques questions épineuses: (a) la carrière de…Read more
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    On the Presence of Educated Religious Beliefs in the Public Sphere
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 13 (2): 146-178. 2015.
    Discursive liberal democracy might not be the best of all possible forms of government, yet in Europe it is largely accepted as such. The attractors of liberal democracy (majority rule, political equality, reasonable self-determination and an ideological framework built in a tentative manner) as well as an adequate dose of secularization (according to the doctrine of religious restraint) provide both secularist and educated religious people with the most convenient ideological framework. Unfortu…Read more
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    Semnificatie si intelegere
    Hermeneia 6 27-34. 2006.
    La signification est un phénomène social qui ne peut être compris de manière satisfaisante que par rapport à deux entités duales : une communauté et un langage. Elle se manifeste dans la sphère publique en tant que réponse discriminative à un stimulus sémiotique, c'est-à-dire en tant que réaction typique à un stimulus vicariant (qui rend possibles les expériences indirectes). Les modèles ou les schémas d’action sémiotique émergent de la conformité générale des membres d’une communauté à certaine…Read more
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    Emotion Management in Crisis Situations
    Argumentum. Journal of the Seminar of Discursive Logic, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric 11 (2): 59-70. 2013.
    In this paper I try to clarify and systematize some contributions with regard to (a) the main aspects of crisis situations that impose the management of emotions, (b) the correlation of certain social emotions with the factors that trigger them and their related tendencies to act, (c) the essential elements of emotional experience, (d) the differentiation of appropriate emotional reactions to a crisis situation from the inappropriate ones; (e) the in-stances in which emotions can be managed, and…Read more