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It’s All Greek to Me

01 Jan 2019-pp 87-115
TL;DR: The authors discusses some important foreign language words, phrases and maxims, along with some cases, in a book called "It's All Greek to Me" which discusses the use of foreign languages in business.
Abstract: “It’s All Greek to Me” discusses some important foreign language words, phrases and maxims, along with some cases. Despite the best intentions of using one’s language to put the thoughts in words, there are occasions when foreign language words creep in oral and written communication. If we take the example of the English language for conveying our thoughts as business leaders, there are several words and phrases of foreign languages—French, Greek, Latin, Spanish and so on—which find their way to the text on their own. With globalisation and international trade growing exponentially, big markets like China and India also have their languages finding a noticeable acceptance. Due to immense technological and management advances, some of the commonly used Japanese words and phrases have already been accepted in business. But, the legal language still is dominated by Latin and Greek words, phrases and maxims.
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09 Apr 2020
TL;DR: Transdisciplinary transpraxis as mentioned in this paper is a new phenomenon in transdisciplinarity that is enriched with the zone of nonresistance, the unifying Hidden Third, and a richer notion of resistance in the form of multiple levels of Reality.
Abstract: This paper represents an inaugural attempt to relate transpraxis to transdisciplinarity. After providing overviews of Nicolescuian transdisciplinarity (especially ontology), praxis, and transpraxis, their juxtaposition revealed that augmenting transdisciplinarity with transpraxis and vice versa is a noteworthy addition to both strands of thought. Transdisciplinarity gains reflexivity, dialogic exchange, transpraxis space, contingent universalities and provisionality, and the notion of deconstructing self-serving hierarchies. Transpraxis gains a rich methodology for creating new knowledge emergent from deconstructing self-serving hierarchies and binaries. It is enriched with the zone of nonresistance, the unifying Hidden Third, and a richer notion of resistance in the form of multiple levels of Reality. Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to build on the narrative shared in this paper and conceptualize the neologism transdisciplinary transpraxis as a new phenomenon.

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09 Apr 2020
TL;DR: Transdisciplinary transpraxis as mentioned in this paper is a new phenomenon in transdisciplinarity that is enriched with the zone of nonresistance, the unifying Hidden Third, and a richer notion of resistance in the form of multiple levels of Reality.
Abstract: This paper represents an inaugural attempt to relate transpraxis to transdisciplinarity. After providing overviews of Nicolescuian transdisciplinarity (especially ontology), praxis, and transpraxis, their juxtaposition revealed that augmenting transdisciplinarity with transpraxis and vice versa is a noteworthy addition to both strands of thought. Transdisciplinarity gains reflexivity, dialogic exchange, transpraxis space, contingent universalities and provisionality, and the notion of deconstructing self-serving hierarchies. Transpraxis gains a rich methodology for creating new knowledge emergent from deconstructing self-serving hierarchies and binaries. It is enriched with the zone of nonresistance, the unifying Hidden Third, and a richer notion of resistance in the form of multiple levels of Reality. Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to build on the narrative shared in this paper and conceptualize the neologism transdisciplinary transpraxis as a new phenomenon.

4 citations