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On the Brink of Paradox: Highlights from the Intersection of Philosophy and Mathematics (The MIT Press)
On the Brink of Paradox: Highlights from the Intersection of Philosophy and Mathematics (The MIT Press)
An introduction to awe-inspiring ideas at the brink of paradox: infinities of different sizes, time travel, probability and measure theory, and computability theory.


This award-winning book introduces the reader to awe-inspiring issues at the intersection of philosophy and mathematics. It explores ideas at the
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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...
Bayesian Data Analysis, Second Edition (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)
Bayesian Data Analysis, Second Edition (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science)
This book is intended to have three roles and to serve three associated audiences: an introductory text on Bayesian inference star ting from first principles, a graduate text on effective current approaches to Bayesian modeling and computation in statistics and related fields, and a handbook of Bayesian meth ods in applied...
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...
The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach
The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach

The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach, 7e is a text with readings that enhances comprehension of philosophical study by encouraging students to ponder, explore, and actively participate in the learning process. Philosophy becomes a personal journey for students through Lawhead’s unique pedagogy that...

Minds and Computers: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
Minds and Computers: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
This is a book about minds. It is also about computers. Centrally, we will be interested in examining the relation between minds and computers.

The idea that we might one day be able to construct some artefact which has a mind in the same sense that we have minds is not a new one. It has featured in entertaining and frightening fictions
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Global Political Economy: A Multi-paradigmatic Approach
Global Political Economy: A Multi-paradigmatic Approach

This book applies a multiparadigmatic philosophical frame of analysis to the global political economy. Crossing two disciplines and lines of literature?social philosophy and global political economy?this book considers seven aspects of global political economy and discusses each aspect from four diverse paradigmatic viewpoints:...

Quantum Mechanics: A Simplified Approach
Quantum Mechanics: A Simplified Approach

Quantum mechanics is one of the most challenging subjects to learn. It is challenging because quantum phenomenon is counterintuitive, and the mathematics used to explain such a phenomenon is very abstract, and difficult to grasp. This textbook is an attempt to overcome these challenges. Every chapter presents quantum ideas step- by-...

Lady or the Tiger? And Other Logic Puzzles Including a Mathematical Novel That Features Godel's Great Discovery
Lady or the Tiger? And Other Logic Puzzles Including a Mathematical Novel That Features Godel's Great Discovery
"Smullyan is not your run-of-the-mill puzzlemeister; he polishes up old chestnuts, spins variations on a theme, and peoples his logical world with a delightful cast of characters."

-- Science 82

"Another scintillating collection of brilliant problems and paradoxes by the most entertaining logician and set theorist who...

Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Inference: With Examples in R, SAS and ADMB
Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Inference: With Examples in R, SAS and ADMB
This book takes a fresh look at the popular and well-established method of maximum likelihood for statistical estimation and inference. It begins with an intuitive introduction to the concepts and background of likelihood, and moves through to the latest developments in maximum likelihood methodology, including general latent variable...
Chaos: An Introduction for Applied Mathematicians
Chaos: An Introduction for Applied Mathematicians
This is a textbook on chaos and nonlinear dynamics, written by applied mathematicians for applied mathematicians. It aims to tread a middle ground between the mathematician's rigour and the physicist’s pragmatism.

While the subject matter is now classical and can be found in many other books, what distinguishes this book...

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...

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