Philosophy And Computing

Autore: Luciano Floridi
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415180245
Grandezza: 42,11 MB
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Philosophy and Computing explores each of the following areas of technology: the digital revolution; the computer; the Internet and the Web; CD-ROMs and Mulitmedia; databases, textbases, and hypertexts; Artificial Intelligence; the future of computing. Luciano Floridi shows us how the relationship between philosophy and computing provokes a wide range of philosophical questions: is there a philosophy of information? What can be achieved by a classic computer? How can we define complexity? What are the limits of quantam computers? Is the Internet an intellectual space or a polluted environment? What is the paradox in the Strong Artificial Intlligence program? Philosophy and Computing is essential reading for anyone wishing to fully understand both the development and history of information and communication technology as well as the philosophical issues it ultimately raises.

Flip Dictionary

Autore: Barbara Kipfer
Editore: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582971407
Grandezza: 71,68 MB
Formato: PDF
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Kipfer has created this reference that offers cues and clue words to lead writers to the exact phrase or specific term they need. It features charts and tables, listing groups by subject, such as automobiles or clothing types. It is aimed at writers and word-lovers alike.

Against Method

Autore: Paul Feyerabend
Editore: Verso
ISBN: 9780860916468
Grandezza: 62,32 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Modern philosophy of science has paid great attention to the understanding of scientific 'practice', in contrast to concentration on scientific 'method'. Paul Feyerabend's acclaimed work, which has contributed greatly to this new emphasis, shows the deficiencies of some widespread ideas about the nature of knowledge. He argues that the only feasible explanations of scientific successes are historical explanations, and that anarchism must now replace rationalism in the theory of knowledge. The third edition of this classic text contains a new preface and additional reflections at various points in which the author takes account both of recent debates on science and on the impact of scientific products and practices on the human community. While disavowing populism or relativism, Feyerabend continues to insist that the voice of the inexpert must be heard. Thus many environmental perils were first identified by non-experts against prevailing assumptions in the scientific community. Feyerabend's challenging reassessment of scientific claims and understandings are as pungent and timely as ever.

My Hero Academia

Autore: Kohei Horikoshi
Editore: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421585116
Grandezza: 57,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? The U.A. High sports festival is a chance for the budding heroes to show their stuff and find a superhero mentor. The students have already struggled through a grueling preliminary round, but now they have to team up to prove they’re capable of moving on to the next stage. The whole country is watching, and so are the shadowy forces that attacked the academy…

Seraphim 266613336 Wings

Autore: Mamoru Oshii
Editore: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630081655
Grandezza: 36,52 MB
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Two of the most acclaimed anime directors of all time, Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), and Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue) came together to create a manga: Seraphim: 266613336 Wings. Written by Oshii and drawn by Kon, Seraphim is the story of a future Earth devastated by the "Angel Plague," a pandemic that induces apocalyptic visions in the afflicted, even as it ossifies their bodies into dead, seraphic forms. A cult-ridden, army-backed medical unit journeys into the heart of a dying Asian city accompanied by Sera, a mysterious girl linked to the phenomenon itself. Have they come here to kill or cure--and is the Angel Plague a withered branch on the tree of life, or somehow a new flowering of existence?

Autore: Корунець І. В.
Editore: Нова Книга
ISBN: 9669580404
Grandezza: 54,23 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2880
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У пропонованому підручнику висвітлюється широке коло питань теорії та практики відтворення мовних одиниць і явищ лексикологічного і граматичного аспектів англійської й української мов. У теоретичній частині дохідливо англійською мовою викладаються короткі відомості про існуючі типи і види перекладу, про історію розвитку принципів перекладу в Західній Європі та в Україні впродовж останнього тисячоліття. Проте основна частина підручника відведена способам відтворення лексикологічних та граматичних труднощів англійської мови українською і навпаки. Зокрема: вірному/адекватному відтворенню різних типів власних назв людей, географічних назв і назв установ, компаній, організацій, назв газет, журналів тощо. Підручник містить багато різноманітних вправ на закріплення теоретичного матеріалу.

Super Body Super Brain

Autore: Michael Gonzalez-Wallace
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061991414
Grandezza: 80,93 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 399
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Sharpen your mind and get in shape at the same time, with an innovative new workout stimulating multiple areas of the brain as it strengthens and tones the entire body. Acclaimed sports trainer Michael Gonzalez-Wallace (O magazine’s “go-to guy” for anything about the body) shows readers a daily ten-minute workout that optimizes muscle power while boosting brain activity—training the brain by training the body.

Architect S Pocket Book

Autore: Charlotte Baden-Powell
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136429298
Grandezza: 16,52 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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This fully revised edition of the pocket book includes everyday information which the architect/designer normally has to find from a wide variety of sources and which is not always easily to hand. The book is of use to the student as well as the experienced practitioner. There is no similar compendium currently available. The book includes data about planning, structure, services, building elements, materials and addresses, and is intended to be used both at the drawing board and on site. The selection of the material by the author is based on many years' experience of architectural practice in both public and private offices. Now fully updated to take into account the new 2002 editions to the Building Regulations documents H, J, L1 and L2. Charlotte Baden-Powell was trained at the Architectural Association in London and has practised as an architect for 38 years. She began by working for British Rail and later for Sir Denys Lasdun. Since then she has run her own practice in London and Bath, dealing with new works as well as the restoration and extension of old buildings. She has written and lectured about the design of kitchens and bathrooms and is the author of Fireplace Design and Construction.

Aguila O Sol

Autore: Octavio Paz
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811206235
Grandezza: 78,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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A bilingual edition of the short prose poetry written by Mexico's most distinguished living poet in 1949-50

Hedging In Scientific Research Articles

Autore: Ken Hyland
Editore: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027250677
Grandezza: 47,74 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8630
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This book provides a comprehensive study of hedging in academic research papers, relating a systematic analysis of forms to a pragmatic explanation for their use. Based on a detailed examination of journal articles and interviews with research scientists, the study shows that the extensive use of possibility and tentativeness in research writing is intimately connected to the social and institutional practices of academic communities and is at the heart of how knowledge comes to be socially accredited through texts. The study identifies the major forms, functions and distribution of hedges and explores the research article genre in detail to present an explanatory framework based on a complex social and ideological interpretive environment. The results show that hedging is central to Scientific argument, individual scientists and, ultimately, to science itself. The importance of hedging to student writers is also recognised and a chapter devoted to teaching implications.