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Distributed Algorithms: An Intuitive Approach (The MIT Press)
Distributed Algorithms: An Intuitive Approach (The MIT Press)

A comprehensive guide to distributed algorithms that emphasizes examples and exercises rather than mathematical argumentation.

This book offers students and researchers a guide to distributed algorithms that emphasizes examples and exercises rather than the intricacies of mathematical models. It avoids mathematical...

Street-Fighting Mathematics: The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving (The MIT Press)
Street-Fighting Mathematics: The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving (The MIT Press)
Too much mathematical rigor teaches rigor mortis: the fear of making an unjustified leap even when it lands on a correct result. Instead of paralysis, have courage—shoot first and ask questions later. Although unwise as public policy, it is a valuable problem-solving philosophy, and it is the theme of this book: how to...
How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Programming and Computing
How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Programming and Computing
This introduction to programming places computer science in the core of a liberal arts education. Unlike other introductory books, it focuses on the program design process. This approach fosters a variety of skills--critical reading, analytical thinking, creative synthesis, and attention to detail - that are important for everyone, not just future...
Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism (Bradford Books)
Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism (Bradford Books)
Many philosophical naturalists eschew analysis in favor of discovering metaphysical truths from the a posteriori, contending that analysis does not lead to philosophical insight. A countercurrent to this approach seeks to reconcile a certain account of conceptual analysis with philosophical naturalism; prominent and influential proponents of this...
Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry of Thought
Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry of Thought
"This is a fearless book that casts a wide net around key issues in cognitive science. It offers the kind of coherent, unified view that the field badly needs." - Steven Sloman, Associate Professor, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University"

Within cognitive science, two approaches currently dominate
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Principles of Data Mining (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning)
Principles of Data Mining (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning)

The growing interest in data mining is motivated by a common problem across disciplines: how does one store, access, model, and ultimately describe and understand very large data sets? Historically, different aspects of data mining have been addressed independently by different disciplines. This is the first truly...

Is Human Nature Obsolete?: Genetics, Bioengineering, and the Future of the Human Condition
Is Human Nature Obsolete?: Genetics, Bioengineering, and the Future of the Human Condition
"Modifying ourselves through molecular biology is a humanitarian utopia to some, an imminent nightmare to others. But to all, the prospect should be a challenge because it touches on so many basic and unresolved questions. This excellent, probing collection of papers -- spanning philosophy, history, social science, and theology -- will be...
Reasoning About Knowledge
Reasoning About Knowledge

This book provides a general discussion of approaches to reasoning about knowledge and its applications to distributed systems, artificial intelligence, and game theory, as well as reasoning about the knowledge of agents who reason about the world.

Reasoning about knowledge—particularly the knowledge of agents who reason about the...

Models and Cognition (Bradford Books)
Models and Cognition (Bradford Books)
"Every now and then, a book comes along that tries to put it all together. Waskan's book is eminently readable and well informed, and taught me a lot about stuff I thought I already knew. It is an accessible text and a thoroughly original contribution, all in one."
Robert Cummins, Department of Philosophy
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Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism
Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism
"Bogost challenges humanists and technologists to pay attention to one another, something they desperately need to do as computation accelerates us into the red zones of widespread virtual reality. This book gives us what we need to meet that challenge: a general theory for understanding creativity under computation, one that will apply...
Proof, Language, and Interaction: Essays in Honour of Robin Milner (Foundations of Computing)
Proof, Language, and Interaction: Essays in Honour of Robin Milner (Foundations of Computing)
This volume is a Festschrift to honour the scientilfiifce and achievemento f Robin Milner. Robin’s contributions have been both profound and varied, ovneorw ,a o pfs eormioed , thirty years. They range througthhe semantic foundationso f programming languages, computerassisted theorem-proving, programming language design, andth e theory of...
A Semantic Web Primer
A Semantic Web Primer
"A book we have been waiting for: a concise yet detailed introduction into the basic concepts and methods for the Semantic Web."
--Rudi Studer, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

"This book is a great introduction to the Semantic Web and in particular to the new languages (RDF Schema and OWL) that have
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