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The Seventh Function of Language: A Novel
The Seventh Function of Language: A Novel

From the prizewinning author of HHhH, “the most insolent novel of the year” (L’Express) is a romp through the French intelligentsia of the twentieth century.

Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes dies―struck by a laundry van―after lunch with the presidential...

Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies between Leibniz and his Contemporaries
Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies between Leibniz and his Contemporaries
The essays offer a unified and comprehensive view of 17th century mathematical and metaphysical disputes over status of infinitesimals, particularly the question whether they were real or mere fictions. Leibnizs development of the calculus and his understanding of its metaphysical foundation are taken as both a point of departure and a...
The History of Approximation Theory: From Euler to Bernstein
The History of Approximation Theory: From Euler to Bernstein

The problem of approximating a given quantity is one of the oldest challenges faced by mathematicians. Its increasing importance in contemporary mathematics has created an entirely new area known as Approximation Theory. The modern theory was initially developed along two divergent schools of thought: the Eastern or Russian group, employing...

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...
Middle Age (The Art of Living)
Middle Age (The Art of Living)

Middle age, for many, marks a key period for a radical reappraisal of one's life and way of living. The sense of time running out, both from the perspective that one's life has ground to a halt, and from the point of view of the greater closeness of death, and the sense of loneliness engendered by the compromised and wasteful nature...

A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art
A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art

A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art offers an introductory overview of the art, artists, and artistic movements of this exuberant period in European art, and the social, economic, philosophical, and political debates that helped shape them. 

  • Covers both artistic developments and critical approaches to the period...
Philosophical Frameworks for Understanding Information Systems
Philosophical Frameworks for Understanding Information Systems
Information systems have five main areas of research and practice in which humans relate to information and communications technology. Typically isolated from one another, these areas are: the nature of computers and information, the creation of information technologies, the development of artifacts for human use, the usage of information systems,...
Computing and Philosophy: Selected Papers from IACAP 2014 (Synthese Library)
Computing and Philosophy: Selected Papers from IACAP 2014 (Synthese Library)

This volume offers very selected papers from the 2014 conference of the “International Association for Computing and Philosophy” (IACAP) - a conference tradition of 28 years. The theme of the papers is the two-way relation between computing technologies and philosophical questions: Computing technologies both raise new...

The Cognitive Dynamics of Computer Science
The Cognitive Dynamics of Computer Science
A groundbreaking, unifying theory of computer science for low-cost, high-quality software

The Cognitive Dynamics of Computer Science represents the culmination of more than thirty years of the author's hands-on experience in software development, which has resulted in a remarkable and sensible...

RFID Security
RFID Security

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a method of remotely storing and receiving data using devices called RFID tags. RFID tags can be small adhesive stickers containing antennas that allow them to receive and respond to transmissions from RFID transmitters. RFID tags are used to identify and track everything from Exxon EZ passes to dogs to...

Van Halen: Exuberant California, Zen Rock'n'roll (Reverb)
Van Halen: Exuberant California, Zen Rock'n'roll (Reverb)

Van Halen are known for classic songs like “Runnin’ with the Devil,” "Panama,” and “Jump,” but also for the drama surrounding the exits of its former members. While many have attempted to discover the secrets of Van Halen through an analysis of their musical role models, John Scanlan looks at...

Bridges to Infinity: The Human Side of Mathematics
Bridges to Infinity: The Human Side of Mathematics
Most of the reasons that I have written this book can be explained in terms of what reportedly happened one day in the eighteenth century when the great German mathematician Leonhard Euler confronted the eminent French scholar and atheist Denis Diderot with a spurious mathematical proof for the existence of God. Euler, it seems, accepted an...
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