Frunza Sandu

Frunza Sandu
Babeş-Bolyai University | UBB · Department of Communication, Public Relations and Advertising

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U radu se argumentira da filozofijsko savjetovanje mora razviti prakse u kontekstu u kojem svjedočimo rekonstrukciji perspektiva o svijetu i čovjeku putem revolucije razvoja interneta, društvenih mreža, komunikacijskih tehnologija i pristupa virtualnom svijetu. Filozofijsko i etičko savjetovanje pozvano je uključiti se u raznovrsna nova područja ak...
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"In Chapter 13, Mihaela Frunza, Liana Precup and Sandu Frunza present the preliminary results of an instrumental case study of a total of 23 Philosophy for Children (P4C) sessions conducted using their ‘Community of Dialogue’ approach, inspired by the work of Martin Buber and Emmanuel Levinas. They hypothesised that, in the process of cultivating c...
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Presentation delivered at the conference Wonder, Education and Human Flourishing, Amsterdam, April 5-6 2019 - https://wonderfuleducation.eu/news/conference-wonder-education-and-human-flourishing-5-6-april-2019
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In this article we aim to explore the role that religion and spirituality can play in therapeutic practices. We looked at the differences that can be established between spirituality and religion and we underlined the ways in which several authors consider that they are overlapping or blending into one another. According to the authors investigated...
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A brand is a complex construction. In addition to its tangible and intangible dimensions, it implies an intrinsic relational dimension associated to any brand building process. The relational dimension is even more visible in the case of the political brand. The political brand brings with it a symbolic construction in which the experience of a dif...
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Postmodern man has a strong drive to build a horizon of life quality, meaning, and authentic living experiences that he increasingly wishes to be part of his personal life and public life. His action in the public space is based on a special vocation to cultivate the qualities of institutional leadership and informal leadership, including public se...
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The postmodern human lives in a quest condition. Poetry and philosophy, as forms that integrate, shape, and deposit the sacred, are part of the instruments used by postmoderns to fulfill their need for communication and personal accomplishment. Although they use different means to construe reality, poetry and philosophy may serve a common end goal...
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In this paper we aim at arguing that the advertising agencies – as significant organizations in the field of public communication – should follow the example of business corporations that are voluntarily using ethical practices to increase the trust of customers. One area where this can be done safely and constructively is the area of gender stereo...
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The new type of society that postmodernism brings has at its base not only a new conception of the human being, but also on its ethical condition. To avoid any conflict between ethical absolutism and relativism and also to avoid falling into a nonfunctional ethical relativism, postmodern thinking brings a complex construction of plural ethical opti...
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The relationship between religion and the public space has turned into a high interest topic under the pressure of two phenomena: on the one hand, secularization is part of everyday life, as an inherent value of modern life and of the processes of political and social democratization; on the other hand, the strong reaction of fundamentalist movemen...
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In democratic societies, the euthanasia debate involves, apart from personal decision and deontological issues, institutional mechanisms of communication, regulation, control and action. The religious and secular reflection on euthanasia involve two different ways of understanding human nature, the meaning of life, of suffering and of death. From t...
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The relationship between religion and the public space has turned into a high interest topic under the pressure of two phenomena: on the one hand, secularization is part of everyday life, as an inherent value of modern life and of the processes of political and social democratization; on the other hand, the strong reaction of fundamentalist movemen...
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Although euthanasia is seen as the problem of the individual will and as one's right to privacy, to a better quality of life or to a dignified death, it has major institutional implications. They are closely related to the juridical system, to the way of understanding state involvement in protecting the individuals and respecting their freedoms, to...
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The text proposes to uncover relevant mythical, ritualistic, religious aspects present in political communication. With modernity we note that in democratic societies symbolic communication recovers into a form of cultural and ideological pluralism the essential aspects of a legacy based on religious pluralism and plural symbolic expressions. The d...
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The text discusses the importance of religion as a symbolic construct which derives from fundamental human needs. At the same time, religious symbolism can function as an explanation for the major crises existent in the lives of individuals or their communities, even if they live in a democratic or a totalitarian system. Its presence is facilitated...
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The need to cultivate ethical competences and to exercise ethical expertise has become a general feature of the present time. Under the positive influence of the development of minimal ethics as a characteristic of post-modern society, important changes are taking place at the level of the organizational culture. The development of Ethical Codes, t...
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Contemporary thinkers have not been hesitant to talk about the end of religion, the end of philosophy, or the end of morality. In such a context, our society is based on what Lipovetsky calls a minimal ethics. We live at the crossroads of two types of discourses: one proclaiming moral decadence, and another that speaks about the revival of morality...
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The text proposes a theory on the premise that communication constructs reality in the globalized postmodern society. This idea is based on the principle of the dialectic of the sacred and the profane, which explains the phenomenon of the crisis of institutionalized religion from the perspective of accepting the image of the weak transcendence as t...
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This article emphasizes the elements of a philosophy of communication based on the idea that communication constructs reality in postmodern society. To illustrate this perspective, we resorted to a discussion about the ideas of Aurel Codoban, one of the most representative philosophers of Romania. In his view, the philosopher is called upon to make...
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The modern world, described by theorists of various fields as being subject to a continuous secularization process, is increasingly being perceived as the keeper of a mythical fund. The anthropological analysis of modernity invites to a new way of discussing and using myth, ritual, the sacred, religion in order to describe a significant modern expe...
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The present text intends to draw attention to the need for an efficient ethical model that should regulate the activity and resource allocation in the healthcare system, and particularly in granting access to healthcare to families with high poverty rates, as well as in caring for children. Thus, the paper focuses on an ethical perspective using th...
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The present text examines the general concept of responsibility, ethical responsibility and social responsibility with special reference to the public health system and particularly to the public health system in Romania. A central issue is the analysis of the individual ethical responsibility and the problematic of the way ethical responsibility m...
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The present text examines the general concept of responsibility, ethical responsibility and social responsibility with special reference to the public health system and particularly to the public health system in Romania. A central issue is the analysis of the individual ethical responsibility and the problematic of the way ethical responsibility m...
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Departing from the situation of the recent „ethics boom" in various sub- disciplines of applied ethics, the paper will attempt to approach the issue of ethical expertise and ethic expert. Admitting the interdisciplinary profile of ethical expertise, the paper will discuss the possibility for individuals with a philosophical formation to gain the ab...
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Having in mind the various difficulties to integrate a particular donation into a category, as well as the ethical consequences of the present ambiguities, recently, the ELPAT group on living donors (Ethical, Legal and Psychological Aspects of Organ Transplantation) has proposed a new clarification for living organ donors. This classification (Dor...
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The present study aims at investigating the role of traditional and non-traditional Romanian media in framing the ethical discussion on transplantation. During 2008, Romania faced a public debate on the issue of organ transplantation, due to an attempt to change the existing legislation on transplantation from an opt-in to an opt-out system. Press...
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This article discusses a series of ethical and religious elements that occur in the debate concerning altruistic living unrelated organ donation. Our main focus is on the ethical attitude of altruist donation. In order to illustrate the connections between ethics and religion we use as a case study the group of the so-called “Jesus Christians”. It...
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In this paper I show that, from a philosophical perspective, in Elie Wiesel’s work in general and in Night in particular, the relation between ethics and religion is based on complementarity. In order to achieve this, I have analysed the way in which memory is shown as an invitation to participation in a common set of meanings, values and actions....
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One of the problems the institutional crisis of philosophy is facing in Romania is the difficulty of philosophy graduates to find a suitable place on the complex labor market. The article attempts to elucidate whether philosophy graduates subsequently teach what they study during their university education and to find solutions for a better integra...
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The paper attempts at sketching a portrait of an ethical expert adapted to the Romanian context. Departing from an analysis of various roles of the ethical expert from the Western context, the paper will evaluate the diverse competence that are necessary for performing these roles. Admitting the interdisciplinary profile of ethical expertise, the p...
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Apart from the practical problems that we are faced with in the case of organ donation, there lay a series of terminological issues in need of a thorough clarification. Recently, the ELPAT group on living donors (Ethical, Legal and Psychological Aspects of Organ Transplantation) has proposed a new clarification for living organ donors. This classif...
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In this paper I show that, from a philosophical perspective, in Elie Wiesel's work in general and in Night in particular, the relation between ethics and religion is based on complementarity. In order to achieve this, I have analysed the way in which memory is shown as an invitation to participation in a common set of meanings, values and actions....
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In Romania, the debate on the electronic passports has raised controversies having ethical, religious, ideological implications, as well as consequences for the political practice. The debate has as premise the general background of the crisis that modernity brings in the reception of values in Christian communities. The discussions on the conseque...
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Born in the Transylvanian town of Sighet, a traditional Jewish shtetl, Elie Wiesel lived the tormenting experience of the deportation to Nazi death camps. The study discusses the ever present feeling of nostalgia fora. lost Paradise, as it appears in the writings of this author. Attention is also paid to the constant parallel between Sighet, and Je...
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The present text attempts to sketch the premises of a discussion concerning the institutional crisis of philosophy in the Romanian educational system. Quantitative analyses are commented; also discussed are elements regarding the curricular integration of philosophy, aspects concerning the initial formation in philosophy and possibilities of insert...
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The way in which the relations among philosophy, religion and politics have been built and evolved in post-1989-Romania brought about the development of several stereotypes connected to the social inutility of philosophy, to the graduates’ difficulty in adapting to the requirements of the labor market, to the lack of importance of philosophy and of...
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The present text discusses several aspects of the institutional crisis of philosophy in the Romanian educational system after 1989. On the one hand, at the level of university educational system, one may note the marginalization of philosophy programs, due to young people’s decrease of interest for those specializations that do not provide immediat...
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This article presents several general perspectives concerning the reception of Elie Wiesel’s work and public activity as well as the way they are viewed by those who study his biography and by the general public. At his eightieth anniversary, Wiesel continues to fascinate, to challenge, and to inspire the most diverse range of feelings. Apart from...
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Of the representatives of the Romanian Diaspora, Elie Wiesel is the figure that has the widest public recognition, as a human rights activist and also as a writer. Due to the fundamental themes that he develops, his thinking is claimed both by philosophers and theologians. Wiesel says that with the experience of the Holocaust, all the categories th...
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Primo Levi’s If This Is a Man is a central work in understanding the way in which the subjective memory of a Holocaust survival receives a general meaning. This requires a context in which the duty to prevent the repetition of the tragic events endured by European Jews becomes a universal responsibility we must assume. This text examines the proces...
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Of the representatives of the Romanian Diaspora, Elie Wiesel is the figure that has the widest public recognition, as a human rights activist and also as a writer. Due to the fundamental themes that he develops, his thinking is claimed both by philosophers and theologians. Wiesel says that with the experience of the Holocaust, all the categories th...
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The novelty in Rosenzweig's new ways of thinking lies in the fact that, unlike the traditional view, in his thought philosophy is the discipline containing a subjective element, whereas religion is more objective since it is founded on revelation. These complementary differences help the philosopher rethink Judaism and Jewish identity in the contex...
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Ron Geaves, Religious Studies, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Chrisrianity, Islam The Continuum International Publishing Group, New York, 2006.
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The novelty in Rosenzweig’s new ways of thinking lies in the fact that, unlike the traditional view, in his thought philosophy is the discipline containing a subjective element, whereas religion is more objective since it is founded on revelation. These complementary differences help the philosopher rethink Judaism and Jewish identity in the contex...
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There are multiple manners of defining Jewish philosophy. The controversies woven around this topic seem to leave the issue perpetually open instead of determining a unique and final perspective. However, this outcome is indubitably an indication of the fact that Jewish philosophy proposes a privileged manner of understanding Judaism through the en...
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Ceea ce ne uneşte: istorii, biografii, idei. Sorin Antohi în dialog cu Moshe Idel (Those things that bind us: histories, biographies, ideas. Sorin Antohi in dialogue with Moshe Idel) Ed. Polirom, Iaşi, 2006
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This text deals with Moshe Idel's perspective on the connections between Maimonide's philosophy and Abulafia's esoteric thought. Idel analyses their thinking under the aspect of their appearance, inter-relation, and inner dynamics. Idel's analysis reveals that Maimonide's attempt to issue and esoteric book, one that would give back to Judaism a los...
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This text deals with Moshe Idel’s perspective on the connections between Maimonide’s philosophy and Abulafia’s esoteric thought. Idel analyses their thinking under the aspect of their appearance, inter-relation, and inner dynamics. Idel’s analysis reveals that Maimonide’s attempt to issue an esoteric book, one that would give back to Judaism a lost...
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Moshe Idel, Cabalistii nocturni Traducere de Ana-Elena Ilinca, Ed. Provopress, Cluj-Napoca, 2005
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The author focuses on several dimensions of multiculturalism as an ideology of pluralism and diversity. To this end, he uses a series of correlative terms, such as: diversity, autonomy, cultural canon, interculturalism. The affirmation of the cultural identity is shown to be a resource for participating to the public life, to the negotiation of the...
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Ioan Chirila, Fragmentarium exegetic filonian II. Nomothetica. Repere exegetice la Decalog Ed. Limes, Cluj-Napoca, 2003
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Leonard Swidler, Dupa absolut. Viitorul dialogic al reflectiei religioase Ed. Limes, Cluj, 2003
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Andrei Marga, Religia in era globalizarii Editura Fundatiei pentru Studii Europene, Cluj- Napoca, 2003.
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Nicu Gavrilta - Hermeneutica simbolismului religios. Studii si eseuri Editura Fundatiei AXIS, Iasi, 2003
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Various authors emphasize important aspect the secular context of the contemporary world: the transfer of symbolic power from religion to political ideologies. National ideology enjoys a place in the circumstance of cohabitation religious minorities and the maiority within a rational state, solutions rnust be found that ensure the ground for religi...
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Various authors emphasize an important aspect of the secular context of the contemporary world: the transfer of symbolic power from religion to political ideologies. National ideology enjoys a particular place. In the circumstance of cohabitation between religious minorities and the majority within a national state, solutions must be found that ens...
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Simona Nicoarã, Natiunea modernã. Mituri, simboluri, ideologii Ed. Accent, Cluj, 2002, 360 p.
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After the fall of communism, there emerged the idea that ideology was extinguished, and that ideological conflict has been reduced to silence. The increasing importance of the new “spiritual rebirth” movements raises the question of the global phenomenon of the resurrection of ideologies on a religious basis. The experience of secularization involv...
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Ideology is an extremely comprehensive, yet ambigous concept. Several aspects of the ideological thought are made obvious through discussing Marx’s first view on ideology, which is the one elaborated in The German Ideology. Here, ideology is understood as an imaginary construction that can be sugestively described as a dis- torted image in camera o...
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M. Buber and Levinas develop two Jewish philosophical systems, which are constituted by the meeting of the two traditions: the philosophical and the religious one. Beyond the evidently particular configuration, the relational principle theorized by the two thinkers has as the unity element the valuation of a Biblical archetype. Our analysis deals w...
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Ioan Chirila, Fragmentarium exegetic filonian, Editura Limes, Cluj, 2002, 174 p.

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The Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies (JSRI - www.jsri.ro) is a tri-annual publication intended for professors and researchers interested in the study of religions and ideologies. JSRI encourages interdisciplinary approaches of religions, engaging the following domains: religious studies, philosophy of religions, ethics, political philosophy and political science, anthropology, sociology, interreligious dialogue and communications theory. For the issues of volume 16, year 2017, the call for papers is available here: http://jsri.ro/ojs/index.php/jsri/announcement