As editor-in-chief of an academic journal, I am ultimately tasked with the responsibility of deciding whether or not a submitted manuscript will be published. The criteria used to judge academic acceptability will often produce an issue replete with articles destined for scholarly oblivion. Such is the nature of publications cherished by many in the academic community. This issue, as all issues of this journal, cuts the Gordian Knot of impenetrable obscurity with its relevant presentations.

Not in the order of their appearance or importance within this issue, we call your attention to the work of Oleg Maltsev, Phenomena of the Mind: Related to Human Perceptions and Representations, a fresh and fascinating journey into the workings of the human mind. Vadym Palahuta continues the voyage by exploring the concept subjectivity in his The Identity of the Modern Human Problem of Social and Humanitarian Knowledge.

As we wander away from delving into the human mind, we turn our attention to the human condition. The latter is addressed by both Dwight Wilson in Mass Shooting and Events. This article tackles problems all too common in today’s society, i.e., violence and lawlessness. Valentyna Voronkova et al., and Steve Gennaro address the digital world impact on the human condition in Formation and Development of Society 5.0 and Reclaiming the Right to Play in the Googleburg Galaxy, respectively. And Douglas Keller in Media Culture, Politics, and Society addresses the media’s role in framing the conditions that impact the human condition in today’s digital society that is often plagued by violence and lawlessness.

For those interested in keeping abreast with a specific region of the world, Frédéric Conrod and Vladimir Skvorets do not disappoint. In Hombre, Claro … : A Reflection on Narcissism in Spanish Culture, Conrod addresses the impact narcissism had and has on Spain and its cultural output. Skvorets in Theory of Social Change in Post-Soviet Ukrainian Society helps clarify the importance of the contributions of Ukrainian scholars in a post-Soviet world.

Our readers in want of esoteric, albeit fascinating, topics will find Marco Andreacchio and Mark Horvath and Adam Lovasz of much interest. In Thomas Pangle’s Neo-Epicurean Reading of Aristotle’s Biology, Andreacchio takes on Pangle’s central contentions in his 2020 reading of Aristotle’s work. Horvath and Lovasz present for our esoteric appetite their research, An Absentological Analysis of the Trace: Pre-Cambrian Arche-writing, and Jacques Derrida’s Realism. A work sure to please the informed and edify the neophyte.

Hoping you enjoy our presentations in this issue of Results of Scholarly Works. We are committed to bringing you cutting-edge research and dynamic opinion that illuminates and educates our readers. Until our next issue, we remain academically yours.

Sincerely, Harvey W. Kushner Long Island University, Brookville, New York.

Published: 2023-09-17