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The School of Doubt (Brill Studies in Skepticism)
The School of Doubt (Brill Studies in Skepticism)
The School of Doubt conducts a parallel philological and philosophical examination of Cicero’s Academica, a work on Hellenistic epistemology written in the first half of 45 bce. The treatise has a unique history, insofar as fragments of two different versions are extant: the second of a two-volume first edition, a dialogue...
Enchanting Robots: Intimacy, Magic, and Technology (Social and Cultural Studies of Robots and AI)
Enchanting Robots: Intimacy, Magic, and Technology (Social and Cultural Studies of Robots and AI)
This book argues that robots are enchanting humans (as potential intimate partners), because humans are enchanting robots (by performing magical thinking), and that these processes are a part of a significant re-enchantment of the “modern” world. As a foundation, the author examines arguments for and against intimate relationships...
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 Art of Is: Improvising as a Way of Life
The Art of Is: Improvising as a Way of Life
A MASTERFUL BOOK ABOUT BREATHING LIFE INTO ART AND ART INTO LIFE

“Stephen Nachmanovitch’s The Art of Is is a philosophical meditation on living, living fully, living in the present. To the author, an improvisation is a co-creation that arises out of listening and mutual attentiveness,
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Confessions
Confessions
"Williams's masterful translation satisfies (at last!) a long-standing need. There are lots of good translations of Augustine's great work, but until now we have been forced to choose between those that strive to replicate in English something of the majesty and beauty of Augustine's Latin style and those that opt instead...
Conscious Experience: A Logical Inquiry
Conscious Experience: A Logical Inquiry

A distinguished philosopher offers a novel account of experience and reason, and develops our understanding of conscious experience and its relationship to thought: a new reformed empiricism.

The role of experience in cognition is a central and ancient philosophical concern. How, theorists ask, can our private...

Fundamental Mathematical Structures of Quantum Theory: Spectral Theory, Foundational Issues, Symmetries, Algebraic Formulation
Fundamental Mathematical Structures of Quantum Theory: Spectral Theory, Foundational Issues, Symmetries, Algebraic Formulation

This textbook presents in a concise and self-contained way the advanced fundamental mathematical structures in quantum theory. It is based on lectures prepared for a 6 months course for MSc students. The reader is introduced to the beautiful interconnection between logic, lattice theory, general probability theory, and general...

The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy
The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy
This book brings together a large and diverse collection of philosophical papers addressing a wide variety of public policy issues. Topics covered range from long-standing subjects of debate such as abortion, punishment, and freedom of expression, to more recent controversies such as those over gene editing, military drones, and statues...
Explanation and Proof in Mathematics: Philosophical and Educational Perspectives
Explanation and Proof in Mathematics: Philosophical and Educational Perspectives

In the four decades since Imre Lakatos declared mathematics a "quasi-empirical science," increasing attention has been paid to the process of proof and argumentation in the field -- a development paralleled by the rise of computer technology and the mounting interest in the logical underpinnings of mathematics.  Explanantion...

Logic and Information Flow (Foundations of Computing)
Logic and Information Flow (Foundations of Computing)

The thirteen chapters written expressly for this book by logicians, theoretical computer scientists, philosophers, and semanticists address, from the perspective of mathematical logic, the problems of understanding and studying the flow of information through any information-processing system.The logic of information flow has applications in...

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...

Quantum Causality: Conceptual Issues in the Causal Theory of Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Causality: Conceptual Issues in the Causal Theory of Quantum Mechanics

This is a treatise devoted to the foundations of quantum physics and the role that causality plays in the microscopic world governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. There is no sharp dividing line between physics and philosophy of physics. This is especially true for quantum physics where debate on its interpretation and the status of the...

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