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John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus
John Locke's Politics of Moral Consensus
‘… The book is written in a very accessible and often … punchy way … In its overall thesis that liberalism requires a moral/religious underpinning, the book is very interesting and stimulating.’ Roger Woolhouse, University of York

'… engaging and thought-provoking … To the scholar of Locke,
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Artificial Intelligence and Literary Creativity: Inside the Mind of Brutus, A Storytelling Machine
Artificial Intelligence and Literary Creativity: Inside the Mind of Brutus, A Storytelling Machine

Now that IBM's Deep Blue computer beat the world's greatest human chess player, Gary Kasparov, this book will see if a story can be written better by a human or a machine.

This book marks the marriage of logic and creativity.

While it may be true that incompatible humans often wed, there are doubtless unions of a less palpable...

Model Driven Architecture and Ontology Development
Model Driven Architecture and Ontology Development

Defining a formal domain ontology is generally considered a useful, not to say necessary step in almost every software project. This is because software deals with ideas rather than with self-evident physical artefacts. However, this development step is hardly ever done, as ontologies rely on well-defined and semantically powerful AI concepts...

Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and the Unified Process (2nd Edition)
Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and the Unified Process (2nd Edition)
“People often ask me which is the best book to introduce them to the world of OO design. Ever since I came across it, ‘Applying UML and Patterns’ has been my unreserved choice.” —Martin Fowler, author, “UML Distilled” and “Refactoring”

The first edition of “Applying UML and Patterns:...

User Interface Design for Programmers
User Interface Design for Programmers

Most programmers' fear of user interface (UI) programming comes from their fear of doing UI design. They think that UI design is like graphic design--the mysterious process by which creative, latte-drinking, all-black-wearing people produce cool-looking, artistic pieces. Most programmers see themselves as analytic, logical thinkers...

Creative Space: Models of Creative Processes for the Knowledge Civilization Age
Creative Space: Models of Creative Processes for the Knowledge Civilization Age

Creative Space summarizes and integrates the various up-to-date approaches of computational intelligence to knowledge and technology creation including the specific novel feature of utilizing the creative abilities of the human mind, such as tacit knowledge, emotions and instincts, and intuition. It analyzes several important approaches of this...

Discrimination and Privacy in the Information Society: Data Mining and Profiling in Large Databases (Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics)
Discrimination and Privacy in the Information Society: Data Mining and Profiling in Large Databases (Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics)

Vast amounts of data are nowadays collected, stored and processed, in an effort to assist in  making a variety of administrative and governmental decisions. These innovative steps considerably improve the speed, effectiveness and quality of decisions. Analyses are increasingly performed by data mining and profiling technologies that...

Plato and the Divided Self
Plato and the Divided Self

Plato's account of the tripartite soul is a memorable feature of dialogues like the Republic, Phaedrus and Timaeus: it is one of his most famous and influential yet least understood theories. It presents human nature as both essentially multiple and diverse - and yet somehow also one - divided into a fully human 'rational' part, a...

Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11
Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11

In this pathbreaking book, Amy Zegart provides the first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded September 11. Until now, those failures have been attributed largely to individual mistakes. But Zegart shows how and why the intelligence system itself left us vulnerable.

Zegart argues that after the Cold War...

Topics in Geometry, Coding Theory and Cryptography (Algebra and Applications)
Topics in Geometry, Coding Theory and Cryptography (Algebra and Applications)
The purpose of this reviewarticle is to serve as an introduction and at the same time, as an invitation to the theory of towers of function fields over finite fields. More specifically, we treat here the case of explicit towers; i.e., towers where the function fields are given by explicit equations. The asymptotic behaviour of the genus and of the...
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
This text pretends the analytical statement of the refrigeration and acondiontioning air jumps straightforward. And today, more than ever, specially in these times in which the environmental concerns are subject of first degree in every corner of the world.

How is it possible maintain the wished equilibrium between comfort and
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UML 2 and the Unified Process: Practical Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (2nd Edition)
UML 2 and the Unified Process: Practical Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (2nd Edition)

"This book manages to convey the practical use of UML 2 in clear and understandable terms with many examples and guidelines. Even for people not working with the Unified Process, the book is still of great use. UML 2 and the Unified Process, Second Edition is a must-read for every UML 2 beginner and a helpful guide and...

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