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Theoretical Introduction to Programming
Theoretical Introduction to Programming
Including easily digested information about fundamental techniques and concepts in software construction, this book is distinct in unifying pure theory with pragmatic details. Driven by generic problems and concepts, with brief and complete illustrations from languages including C, Prolog, Java, Scheme, Haskell and HTML. This book is intended to...
Smalltalk, Objects, and Design
Smalltalk, Objects, and Design
This reference and text treats the Smalltalk programming system and the web of object-oriented ideas within and around it. Thus it is more than a guide to the language; it also examines Smalltalk in its technical and historical setting, and along the way addresses the questions that every Smalltalk developer sooner or later naturally wonders about....
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 Philosophy of Gottlob Frege
The Philosophy of Gottlob Frege
Begriffsschrift was, as the subtitle announced, a formula language of pure
thought modeled upon the language of arithmetic. Frege borrowed the notation
for functions from arithmetic, and enlarged the realm of applicability
of a function beyond the domain of numbers. Then, supplanting the
subject/predicate division, which was
...
Discrete or Continuous?: The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics
Discrete or Continuous?: The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics

The idea of infinity plays a crucial role in our understanding of the universe, with the infinite spacetime continuum perhaps the best-known example - but is spacetime really continuous? Throughout the history of science, many have felt that the continuum model is an unphysical idealization, and that spacetime should be thought of as...

Defining Mental Disorder: Jerome Wakefield and His Critics (Philosophical Psychopathology)
Defining Mental Disorder: Jerome Wakefield and His Critics (Philosophical Psychopathology)
Philosophers discuss Jerome Wakefield's influential view of mental disorder as "harmful dysfunction," with detailed responses from Wakefield himself.

One of the most pressing theoretical problems of psychiatry is the definition of mental disorder. Jerome Wakefield's proposal that mental disorder is
...
Radical Embodied Cognitive Science (Bradford Books)
Radical Embodied Cognitive Science (Bradford Books)
While philosophers of mind have been arguing over the status of mental representations in cognitive science, cognitive scientists have been quietly engaged in studying perception, action, and cognition without explaining them in terms of mental representation. In this book, Anthony Chemero describes this nonrepresentational approach (which he terms...
Keywords in Radical Philosophy and Education (Critical Understanding in Education)
Keywords in Radical Philosophy and Education (Critical Understanding in Education)
While education is an inherently political field and practice, and while the political struggles that radical philosophy takes up necessarily involve education, there remains much to be done at the intersection of education and radical philosophy. That so many intense political struggles today actually center educational processes and...
Lucid Waking: The Answer to the Problem of Consciousness
Lucid Waking: The Answer to the Problem of Consciousness
There is no problem more baffling to the academic world than the problem of consciousness. It’s fair to say that no academic has any clue at all about what consciousness is. In fact, academics have totally confused it with something radically different, namely sentience. The problem that faces the academic world is the insurmountable one...
From a Philosophical Point of View: Selected Studies
From a Philosophical Point of View: Selected Studies
One of the most important philosophers of recent times, Morton White has spent a career building bridges among the increasingly fragmented worlds of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. From a Philosophical Point of View is a selection of White's best essays, written over a period of more than sixty years. Together these...
How Nature Works: Complexity in Interdisciplinary Research and Applications (Emergence, Complexity and Computation)
How Nature Works: Complexity in Interdisciplinary Research and Applications (Emergence, Complexity and Computation)

This book is based on the outcome of the “2012 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Complex Systems” held at the island of Kos.  The book consists of 12 selected papers of the symposium starting with a comprehensive overview and classification of complexity problems, continuing by chapters about complexity, its observation,...

Sun Tzu For Execution: How to Use the Art of War to Get Results
Sun Tzu For Execution: How to Use the Art of War to Get Results

While most other titles on Sun Tzu emphasize the strategic or philosophical nature of Sun Tzu's writings, this guide will show readers how to implement The Art of War tactically and operationally. It promotes savvy strategic principles from Sun Tzu such as: share rewards, coordinate resources, and choose your timing. "Sun Tzu for...

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