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Science life. Proceedings of LAS. Section A. Vol. 73 (3), 2019

A will for statehood: Ideas and thoughts for Latvia 1885-2018

Ineta Ziemele
Information about the book „The will for the state. Ideas and thoughts for Latvia 1885-2018” (Riga: Latvijas vēstnesis, 2018). This 843 pages publication embraces collection of articles in periodics and other sources, speeches and interviews produced by Egils Levits, current President of Latvia,  within the thirty years long period of his working life. The collection is batched by Rudīte Kalpiņa.  Ziemele concludes, that the book reflects the statehood philosophy for Latvia within its particular historical and political circumstances, as it is substantiated by Egils Levits. In Latvian.

A cynic in the marketplace

Raivis Bičevskis
An extensive peer review of the monograph „Care about the soul. Destiny of values”(Riga: Zinātne, 2019, 318 pp) written by Igors Šuvajevs.  The reviewer stresses the high philosophical value of the publication. He finishes with the conclusion, that „philosophy is art of differentiation, and the book of I. Šuvajevs shows this in action. Exactness of the philosophical   and revealing power not only surprises but also may salve, may be care about the soul”. In Latvian.

The significance of compendium of the social doctrine of the church.

Zbigņevs Stankevičs
The article reflects the opinion of Zbigņevs Stankevičs, Latvian prelate of the Catholic Church and metropolitan Archbishop of Riga since 2010, on the significance of compendium of the social doctrine of the church that was published in Latvian in middle summer 2019.  The social doctrine of the church introduces a conception, that religion concerns not only relationship with God, but also identity of a human being in all of his or her individual and social manifestations. Compendium is like an impulse to take deeper and to involve more in everything that unites the nation as Latvians, Europeans, patriots of our country, and sustainers of the nation’s vitality. In Latvian.

Raising Productivity: Tendencies and future Challenges

Inna Šteinbuka
In this article Inna Šteinbuka, Chair of a Council of the Institute of the European Policy Studies of the Latvian Academy of Sciences informs about the recently published book „Raising Productivity: Tendencies and future challenges” (Riga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2019, 176 pp).  The book presents collection of articles based on presentations from the 77th international science conference held by the University of Latvia on 14 February 2019. Raising of the productivity is essential for the sustainable economic growth and welfare of Latvia’s population – this is the leitmotif of the conference and the following publication. In Latvian.

Cronicle of Science life Vol. 73 (3), 2019

Reflects main events in the Latvian Academy of Science and universities, such as important meetings, conferences, publications and interviews of members of LAS in printed media, TV and Radio, events that are focused on popularisation of science (TV programs, competitions)  as well as important events from the private and professional life of members of Latvian Academy of Sciences within the period from January to May 2019. In Latvian.