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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...
Meaning Diminished: Toward Metaphysically Modest Semantics
Meaning Diminished: Toward Metaphysically Modest Semantics
Meaning Diminished examines the complex relationship between semantic analysis and metaphysical inquiry. Kenneth A. Taylor argues that we should expect linguistic and conceptual analysis of natural language to yield far less metaphysical insight into what there is - and the nature of what there is - than many philosophers have...
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...
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...
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...
A Basic English Grammar
A Basic English Grammar
Grammar reference in a clear, handy format.

A large-format book containing all the grammar from "A Basic English Grammar", and most of the exercises from "BEG: Exercises" together with some new ones, all integrated into the relevant grammar sections. The book has a key and is designed for self-study, resource centres
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The Optics of Life: A Biologist's Guide to Light in Nature
The Optics of Life: A Biologist's Guide to Light in Nature

Optics--a field of physics focusing on the study of light--is also central to many areas of biology, including vision, ecology, botany, animal behavior, neurobiology, and molecular biology. The Optics of Life introduces the fundamentals of optics to biologists and nonphysicists, giving them the tools they need to successfully incorporate...

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics: A Survey Course
A Transition to Advanced Mathematics: A Survey Course
A Transition to Advanced Mathematics: A Survey Course promotes the goals of a “transition” course in mathematics, helping to lead students from courses in the calculus sequence to theoretical upper-level mathematics courses. The text simultaneously promotes the goals of a “survey” course, describing the intriguing questions...
A History of Mathematics: From Mesopotamia to Modernity
A History of Mathematics: From Mesopotamia to Modernity

A History of Mathematics covers the evolution of mathematics through time and across the major Eastern and Western civilizations. It begins in Babylon, then describes the trials and tribulations of the Greek mathematicians. The important, and often neglected, influence of both Chinese and Islamic mathematics is covered in detail,...

Oxford Practice Grammar
Oxford Practice Grammar
Who is this book for?

Oxford Practice Grammar is for students of English at a middle or 'intermediate' level. This means students who are no longer beginners but who are not yet expert in English. The book is suitable for those studying for the Cambridge First Certificate in English. It can be used by students attending classes or by
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The Software License Unveiled: How Legislation by License Controls Software Access
The Software License Unveiled: How Legislation by License Controls Software Access

Millions of computer users regularly bind themselves to software license terms with the click of a mouse, usually without reading anything but the word "agree." Licenses for software as diverse as Microsoft Windows and Linux, and terms of use for websites such as Facebook, are all subject not only to intellectual property and...

Design: A Very Short Introduction
Design: A Very Short Introduction

John Heskett wants to transform the way we think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal, and the car we drive to work in, to the medical equipment used to save lives. Design combines "need" and "desire" in the form of a practical object that can also...

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