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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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On Computing: The Fourth Great Scientific Domain
On Computing: The Fourth Great Scientific Domain

Computing isn't simply about hardware or software, or calculation or applications. Computing, writes Paul Rosenbloom, is an exciting and diverse, yet remarkably coherent, scientific enterprise that is highly multidisciplinary yet maintains a unique core of its own. In On Computing, Rosenbloom proposes that computing is a great...

Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. 1800)
Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. 1800)
When Garland Publishing invited me several years ago to edit an encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution, I welcomed the opportunity. Here was a means of providing a wider audience with the fruits of the most recent scholarly research on a fascinating complex of events that helped shape the modern world. The study of the origins of modern science...
The Quantum Mechanics of Minds and Worlds
The Quantum Mechanics of Minds and Worlds
The book is at its best when it is distinguishing between the various versions of the Everett interpretation, and would certainly be useful to anyone who whishes to pursue Everett's approach. Barrett wisely separates out what can be reasonably ascribed to Everett, and what work remains to turn Everetts writings into a complete interpretation....
Creation, Use, and Deployment of Digital Information
Creation, Use, and Deployment of Digital Information
The aim of this book is to present results of scientific research on how digital information should be designed and how artifacts or systems containing digital content should maximize usability, and to explain how context can influence the nature and effectiveness of digital communication. Using a philosophical, cognitive, and technical standpoint,...
The Intellectual Foundations of Alfred Marshall's Economic Science: A Rounded Globe of Knowledge
The Intellectual Foundations of Alfred Marshall's Economic Science: A Rounded Globe of Knowledge
This book provides a contextual study of the development of Alfred Marshall's thinking during the early years of his apprenticeship in the Cambridge moral sciences. Marshall's thought is situated in a crisis of academic liberal thinking that occurred in the late 1860s. His crisis of faith is shown to have formed part of his wider philosophical...
Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities
Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities

The envisioned volume is a collection of recent essays about the philosophical exploration, critique and comparison of (a) the major philosophical models of God, gods and other ultimate realities implicit in the world’s philosophical schools and religions, and of (b) the ideas of such models and doing such modeling per se. The...

Purpose in Life: A Critical Component of Optimal Youth Development
Purpose in Life: A Critical Component of Optimal Youth Development

This volume integrates and makes sense of the growing body of theoretical and empirical research conducted on purpose across the lifespan.  It opens with a comprehensive yet detailed discussion of the definitions of purpose most commonly used in studies on the topic.  In addition to defining the construct, the author also discusses...

A Clinician's Guide to Statistics and Epidemiology in Mental Health: Measuring Truth and Uncertainty
A Clinician's Guide to Statistics and Epidemiology in Mental Health: Measuring Truth and Uncertainty
Accessible and clinically relevant, A Clinician's Guide to Statistics and Epidemiology in Mental Health describes statistical concepts in plain English with minimal mathematical content, making it perfect for the busy health professional. Using clear language in favour of complex terminology, limitations of statistical techniques are emphasized, as...
Five Modes of Scepticism: Sextus Empiricus and the Agrippan Modes (Oxford Philosophical Monographs)
Five Modes of Scepticism: Sextus Empiricus and the Agrippan Modes (Oxford Philosophical Monographs)
Five Modes of Scepticism examines the argument forms that lie at the heart of Pyrrhonian scepticism as expressed in the writings of Sextus Empiricus. These are the Agrippan modes of disagreement, hypothesis, infinite regression, reciprocity and relativity; modes which are supposed to bring about that quintessentially sceptical...
Mechanistic Images in Geometric Form: Heinrich Hertz's Principles of Mechanics
Mechanistic Images in Geometric Form: Heinrich Hertz's Principles of Mechanics
This book gives an analysis of Hertz's posthumously published Principles of Mechanics in its philosophical, physical and mathematical context. In a period of heated debates about the true foundation of physical sciences, Hertz's book was conceived and highly regarded as an original and rigorous foundation for a mechanistic research program....
Alchemy and Psychotherapy: Post-Jungian Perspectives
Alchemy and Psychotherapy: Post-Jungian Perspectives

Alchemical symbols are part of popular culture, most recently popularised in the Harry Potter books. Alchemy intrigued Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology. It inspired him as he wrote ‘the Red Book’ - the journal of his voyage of internal discovery. He devoted much of his life to it, using alchemical symbols as...

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