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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...
Service-Oriented Computing (Cooperative Information Systems)
Service-Oriented Computing (Cooperative Information Systems)
Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) promises a world of cooperating services loosely connected, creating dynamic business processes and agile applications that span organizations and platforms. As a computing paradigm, it utilizes services as fundamental elements to support rapid, low-cost development of distributed applications in heterogeneous...
Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings
Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings
Scientists from many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology, and neuroscience, contribute to the study of cognition. Cognitive psychology, the science of the human mind and of how people process information, is at the core of empirical investigations into the nature of mind and thought. This anthology is based on the assumption that...
Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy (Technologies of Lived Abstraction)
Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy (Technologies of Lived Abstraction)
With Relationscapes, Erin Manning offers a new philosophy of movement challenging the idea that movement is simple displacement in space, knowable only in terms of the actual. Exploring the relation between sensation and thought through the prisms of dance, cinema, art, and new media, Manning argues for the intensity of movement. From this...
The Semiotic Engineering of Human-Computer Interaction (Acting with Technology)
The Semiotic Engineering of Human-Computer Interaction (Acting with Technology)
In The Semiotic Engineering of Human-Computer Interaction, Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza proposes an account of HCI that draws on concepts from semiotics and computer science to investigate the relationship between user and designer. Semiotics is the study of signs, and the essence of semiotic engineering is the communication between...
The Design of Climate Policy (CESifo Seminar Series)
The Design of Climate Policy (CESifo Seminar Series)
Debates over post-Kyoto Protocol climate change policy often take note of two issues: the feasibility and desirability of international cooperation on climate change policies, given the failure of the United States to ratify Kyoto and the very limited involvement of developing countries, and the optimal timing of climate policies. In this book...
3D Model Recognition from Stereoscopic Cues (Artificial Intelligence Series)
3D Model Recognition from Stereoscopic Cues (Artificial Intelligence Series)
3D Model Recognition from Stereoscopic Cues provides a rich, integrated account of work done within a large-scale, multisite, Alvey-funded collaborative project in computer vision. It presents a variety of methods for deriving surface descriptions from stereoscopic data and for matching those descriptions to three-dimensional models...
Simulation and Its Discontents (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)
Simulation and Its Discontents (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)
Over the past twenty years, the technologies of simulation and visualization have changed our ways of looking at the world. In Simulation and Its Discontents, Sherry Turkle examines the now dominant medium of our working lives and finds that simulation has become its own sensibility. We hear it in Turkle's description of architecture...
Poverty, Inequality, and Policy in Latin America (CESifo Seminar Series)
Poverty, Inequality, and Policy in Latin America (CESifo Seminar Series)
High inequality in incomes and assets and persistent poverty continue to plague Latin America and remain a central economic policy challenge for Latin American policymakers. At the same time, dramatically improved methods and data allow researchers to analyze these problems and how they are affected by economic policy. In this book, experts on...
Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape American Debates
Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape American Debates
On any given night cable TV news will tell us how polarized American politics is: Republicans are from Mars, Democrats are from Canada. But in fact, writes Peter Wenz in Beyond Red and Blue, Americans do not divide neatly into two ideological camps of red/blue, Republican/Democrat, right/left. If they did, what could explain Republicans...
Contagion and Chaos: Disease, Ecology, and National Security in the Era of Globalization
Contagion and Chaos: Disease, Ecology, and National Security in the Era of Globalization
Historians from Thucydides to William McNeill have pointed to the connections between disease and civil society. Political scientists have investigated the relationship of public health to governance, introducing the concept of health security. In Contagion and Chaos, Andrew Price-Smith offers the most comprehensive examination yet of...
The Crucible of Consciousness: An Integrated Theory of Mind and Brain
The Crucible of Consciousness: An Integrated Theory of Mind and Brain
There are lots of books on consciousness being published these days, and I end up skimming most of them and reading a few of them. Reading somebody else’s take on the whole set of issues is often frustrating and depressing: they just don’t get it. Other times it is tantalizing; they start on the right foot, in other words, where I...
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