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Decision Making and Programming
Decision Making and Programming

The problem of selection of alternatives or the problem of decision making in the modern world has become the most important class of problems constantly faced by business people, researchers, doctors and engineers. The fields that are almost entirely focused on conflicts, where applied mathematics is successfully used, are law, military...

Aristotle's Method in Ethics: Philosophy in Practice
Aristotle's Method in Ethics: Philosophy in Practice
This book examines Aristotle's method in ethics from the vantage point of his broader conception of philosophy. Joseph Karbowski challenges longstanding dialectical orthodoxy and argues instead that, in his ethical treatises, Aristotle is seeking the first principles of a demonstrative ethical science, a science of human goodness, using an...
A Companion of Feminisms for Digital Design and Spherology
A Companion of Feminisms for Digital Design and Spherology
This book questions if spherology is a philosophy for designers, giving guidance on ways to read Spheres, how to approach the trilogy’s indexicality, and apply the key tropes and ethics of atmospheres to digital design. Each chapter includes a design-in, that is a practical entry point into the...
Engineering Your Future: The Professional Practice of Engineering
Engineering Your Future: The Professional Practice of Engineering

This updated textbook provides a resource on the non-technical aspects of professional practice for both engineering students and young technical professionals. Coverage supports the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)'s Engineering Criteria 2000, as well as ASCE's current BoK and ASME and AIChE's BoKs. The...

The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics
The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics

One of the enduring concerns of moral philosophy is deciding who or what is deserving of ethical consideration. Much recent attention has been devoted to the "animal question" -- consideration of the moral status of nonhuman animals. In this book, David Gunkel takes up the "machine question": whether and to what extent...

Energy Justice Across Borders
Energy Justice Across Borders

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

We must find new and innovative ways of conceptualizing transboundary energy issues, of embedding concerns of ethics or justice into energy policy, and of operationalizing response to them. This book stems from the emergent gap;...

New Approaches to CSR, Sustainability and Accountability, Volume I (Accounting, Finance, Sustainability, Governance & Fraud: Theory and Application)
New Approaches to CSR, Sustainability and Accountability, Volume I (Accounting, Finance, Sustainability, Governance & Fraud: Theory and Application)
This book provides a platform for discussing the challenges that organizations face in order to implement sustainability, ethics, and effective corporate governance, all of which are important elements of “standing out” from other companies. Examining the background of the New European Consensus on development with the new...
Environmental Pollution and Control, Fourth Edition
Environmental Pollution and Control, Fourth Edition

Complex environmental problems are often reduced to an inappropriate level of simplicity. While this book does not seek to present a comprehensive scientific and technical coverage of all aspects of the subject matter, it makes the issues, ideas, and language of environmental engineering accessible and understandable to the nontechnical...

Reputation, Stock Price, and You: Why the Market Rewards Some Companies and Punishes Others
Reputation, Stock Price, and You: Why the Market Rewards Some Companies and Punishes Others

“All of our working lives we have heard the mantra, ‘a reputation lost is never regained.’ Still, the firms we work for, admire and invest in seem to take costly reputation hits all too often. Everyone interested in managing, regulating or investing in public firms will find Nir Kossovsky’s book a wonderful read...

Discrimination and Privacy in the Information Society: Data Mining and Profiling in Large Databases (Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics)
Discrimination and Privacy in the Information Society: Data Mining and Profiling in Large Databases (Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics)

Vast amounts of data are nowadays collected, stored and processed, in an effort to assist in  making a variety of administrative and governmental decisions. These innovative steps considerably improve the speed, effectiveness and quality of decisions. Analyses are increasingly performed by data mining and profiling technologies that...

A Guide to Forensic Testimony: The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony As An Expert Technical Witness
A Guide to Forensic Testimony: The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony As An Expert Technical Witness

Information technology is an increasingly large factor in legal proceedings. In cases large and small, from the U.S. Government's antitrust suit against Microsoft Corporation, to civil lawsuits filed over the failure of a network, to criminal cases in which the authenticity of electronic evidence is questioned, the testimony of a technical...

Artificial Cognition Systems
Artificial Cognition Systems
The central questions confronting artificial intelligence and cognitive science revolve around the nature of meaning and of mind. Minds are presumed to be the processors of mental content, where that content has the capacity to influence our speech and other behavior. The hard part is figuring out how that is done. Mental states must exercise...
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