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Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it
Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it

Financial Times Best Books of the Year 2018

TechRepublic Top Books Every Techie Should Read

Book Description

How will AI evolve and what major innovations are on the horizon? What will its impact be on the job market, economy, and society? What is the path toward human-level...

Cato the Younger: Life and Death at the End of the Roman Republic
Cato the Younger: Life and Death at the End of the Roman Republic
Marcus Porcius Cato ("the Younger") is most famous for being Julius Caesar's nemesis. His sustained antagonism was in large part responsible for pushing the Romans towards civil war. Yet Cato never wanted war even though he used the threat of violence against Caesar. This strategic gamble misfired as Caesar, instead of...
Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity
Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity
Christine M. Korsgaard presents an account of the foundation of practical reason and moral obligation. Moral philosophy aspires to understand the fact that human actions, unlike the actions of the other animals, can be morally good or bad, right or wrong. Few moral philosophers, however, have exploited the idea that actions might be morally good or...
The Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Economics
The Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Economics
Economics and ethics are both valuable tools for analyzing the behavior and actions of human beings and institutions. Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, considered them two sides of the same coin, but since economics was formalized and mathematicised in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the fields have largely followed separate...
An Introduction to Quantum Computing
An Introduction to Quantum Computing
This concise, accessible text provides a thorough introduction to quantum computing - an exciting emergent field at the interface of the computer, engineering, mathematical and physical sciences. Aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in these disciplines, the text is technically detailed and is clearly illustrated...
Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm's works have had a nearly incalculable effect across generations of readers and students, influencing more than the practice of history but also the perception of it. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of second-generation British parents, Hobsbawm was orphaned at age fourteen in 1931. Living with an uncle in Berlin, he...
Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing
Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing

Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing 2E is a practical step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis, critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations. The book combines an accessible and straightforward style, with a strong foundation of knowledge. The text treats...

Origins of Objectivity
Origins of Objectivity

My primary aim in this book is to understand and explain origins of representational aspects of mind, particularly in representation of the physical world. Under what conditions does accurate objective representation of the physical world begin? Since the inquiry centers on what it is to represent the physical world in this initial way, and...

Krishna's Lineage: The Harivamsha of Vyasa's Mahabharata
Krishna's Lineage: The Harivamsha of Vyasa's Mahabharata
Forming the final part of the Sanskrit Mahabharata, the Harivamsha's main business is to supply narrative details about the great god Vishnu's avatar Krishna Vasudeva, who has been a comparatively minor character in the previous parts of the Mahabharata, despite having taken centre stage in the Bhagavad...
Normative Externalism
Normative Externalism
Normative Externalism argues that it is not important that people live up to their own principles. What matters, in both ethics and epistemology, is that they live up to the correct principles: that they do the right thing, and that they believe rationally. This stance, that what matters are the correct principles, not one's...
Possibility
Possibility
Possibility offers a new analysis of the metaphysical concepts of possibility and necessity, one that does not rely on any sort of "possible worlds." The analysis proceeds from an account of the notion of a physical object and from the positing of properties and relations. It is motivated by considerations about how we actually speak of...
Bion in New York and Sao Paulo: And Three Tavistock Seminars
Bion in New York and Sao Paulo: And Three Tavistock Seminars

These two talks given in 1977 and 1978 in New York and Sao Paulo respectively are an edited version of discussions and spontaneous contributions made by Bion, in the main without notes. This is a new 2019 edition, edited and introduced by Meg Harris Williams.

Wilfred Ruprecht Bion (1897–1979) was born in India in the days...
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