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Debates in Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses (Key Debates in the History of Philosophy)
Debates in Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses (Key Debates in the History of Philosophy)

Debates in Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses provides an in-depth, engaging introduction to important issues in modern philosophy.  It presents 13 key interpretive debates to students, and ranges in coverage from Descartes' Meditations to Kant's Critique of Pure...

Fields of Faith: Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-first Century
Fields of Faith: Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-first Century
How will the study of theology and the religions in higher education be shaped in the coming century? This book offers several different perspectives on this field of study with suggestions for a future in which theology and religious studies are pursued together. There are examples of the interplay of theology and religious studies with reference...
The Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World
The Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World

On his deathbed, Alex Roy's father dropped tantalizing hints about the notorious Cannonball Run of the 1970s, the utterly illegal high-speed nonstop race from New York to L.A. that was nothing at all like the one portrayed in the Burt Reynolds movie.

Inspired by his father's dying words, and against the advice of his loyal,...

George Silverman's Explanation
George Silverman's Explanation
WHAT do I know of Hoghton Towers? Very little; for I have been gratefully unwilling to disturb my first impressions. A house, centuries old, on high ground a mile or so removed from the road between Preston and Blackburn, where the first James of England, in his hurry to make money by making baronets, perhaps made some of those remunerative...
Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology
Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology
Faith and Place takes knowledge of place as a basis for thinking about the relationship between religious belief and our embodied life.

Recent epistemology of religion has appealed to various secular analogues for religious belief - especially analogues drawn from sense perception and scientific theory construction. These approaches tend
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Matthew's Enigma: A Father's Portrait of His Autistic Son
Matthew's Enigma: A Father's Portrait of His Autistic Son

Matthew's Enigma unfolds the complex relationship between a father, who is a Romanian emigré and distinguished university professor, and his son, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 7 years old. Matei Calinescu's desire to understand Matthew -- his namesake -- is the theme of this moving memoir. Calinescu's determined...

The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence
As far back as the ancient Greek civilization, people have imagined machines and mechanical men that could work and think like any human. One Greek myth, for example, tells of the Greek god Hephaestus, who built mechanical men to forge powerful weapons and spectacular jewelry. When the king of Crete requested that he make a giant man to guard his...
Designing with Web Standards (3rd Edition)
Designing with Web Standards (3rd Edition)

Best-selling author, designer, and web standards evangelist Jeffrey Zeldman has revisited his classic, industry-shaking guidebook. Updated in collaboration with co-author Ethan Marcotte, this third edition covers improvements and challenges in the changing environment of standards-based design.

Written in the same engaging
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Introduction to the Theory of Computation
Introduction to the Theory of Computation

You are about to embark on the study of a fascinating and important subject: the theory of computation. It comprises the fundamental mathematical properties of computer hardware, software, and certain applications thereof. In studying this subject we seek to determine what can and cannot be computed, how quickly, with how much memory,...

Evolution and the Future (Beyond Humanism: Trans- and Posthumanism / Jenseits des Humanismus: Trans- und Posthumanismus)
Evolution and the Future (Beyond Humanism: Trans- and Posthumanism / Jenseits des Humanismus: Trans- und Posthumanismus)

Leading scholars from various disciplines analyze the relevance of evolutionary theory for future developments, whereby the fields of anthropology, ethics, and theology are considered in particular detail. The main parts of the collection are dedicated to the following three questions: What are the basic principles of evolutionary processes?...

The Secret History of the World: And How to Get Out Alive
The Secret History of the World: And How to Get Out Alive
I suspected something was wrong with the “facts of life” as they were presented to me when I was a kid. Sure, I then spent a little over thirty years trying to be “normal” and make that square peg fit the round hole, “looking for a reason to believe.” But then there was a memorable day when I finally grew up and...
Sacred Places Around the World: 108 Destinations (Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series)
Sacred Places Around the World: 108 Destinations (Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series)

Human civilization in the 21st century can be defined by diversity and duality. One-fifth of the world’s population is Chinese, another fifth Muslim. A hundred million of us are homeless children living in extreme poverty. More than two percent of the human population is mentally retarded. There are over 10,000 spoken languages. Yet, a...

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