Author: Vladimir Tasić

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195139679

Category: Mathematics

Page: 189

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1. Introduction. 2. Around the Cartesian Circuit. 2.1. Imagination. 2.2. Intuition. 2.3. Counting to One. 3. Space Oddity and Linguistic Turn. 4. Wound of Language. 4.1. Being and Time Continuum. 4.2. Language and Will. 5. Beyond the Code. 5.1. Medium of Free Becoming. 5.2. Nonpresence of Identity. 6. The Expired Subject. 6.1. Empire of Signs. 6.2. Mechanical Bride. 7. The Vanishing Author. 8. Say Hello to the Structure Bubble. 8.1. Algebra of Language. 8.2. Functionalism Chic. 9. Don't Think, Look. 9.1. Interpolating the Self. 9.2. Language Games. 9.3. Thermostats "R" Us. 10. Postmo.
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Author: Dorothea E. Olkowski

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253001145

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary approach to the study of consciousness: “Beautifully written, engaging throughout, and captivating” (Claire Colebrook, The Pennsylvania State University). What can come of a scientific engagement with postmodern philosophy? Some scientists have claimed that the social sciences and humanities have nothing to contribute, except perhaps peripherally, to their research. Dorothea E. Olkowski shows that mathematics itself—the historic link between science and philosophy—plays a fundamental role in the development of the worldviews that drive both fields. Focusing on language, its usage and expression of worldview, she develops a phenomenological account of human thought and action to explicate the role of philosophy in the sciences. Olkowski proposes a model of phenomenology, both scientific and philosophical, that helps make sense of reality and composes an ethics for dealing with unpredictability in our world.
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XIX. Deutscher Kongress für Philosophie, Bonn, 23.–27. September 2002. Vorträge und Kolloquien

Author: Wolfram Hogrebe

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050081937

Category: Philosophy

Page: 898

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Dieser Band dokumentiert die Hauptvorträge des XIX. Deutschen Kongresses für Philosophie, der vom 23.-27. September 2002 in Bonn stattfand. Das Thema des Kongresses Grenzen und Grenzüberschreitungen wurde dabei hinsichtlich des gesamten Spektrums philosophischer Fragestellungen beleuchtet. So wird die aktuelle Problematik hinsichtlich der Grenzen technischer Machbarkeit und moralischer Verantwortbarkeit ebenso aufgegriffen wie klassische erkenntnis- und wissenschaftstheoretische Fragestellungen nach den Grenzen unserer kognitiven Möglichkeiten. Weitere Beiträge befassen sich mit Grenzen und Grenzüberschreitungen in der Ästhetik, Geschichtsphilosophie, Kulturphilosophie, Metaphysik, Philosophie des Geistes, Philosophie der Logik und Mathematik, der politischen Philosophie sowie der Religionsphilosophie. Der historischen Dimension des Themas wird ebenfalls Rechnung getragen und zugleich die Diskussion von Grenzen und Grenzüberschreitungen durch die Geschichte der Philosophie zurückverfolgt.
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Essays on Complexity, 1970-2007L

Author: Gregory J. Chaitin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812708979

Category: Computational complexity

Page: 368

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Dr Gregory Chaitin, one of the world's leading mathematicians, is best known for his discovery of the remarkable O number, a concrete example of irreducible complexity in pure mathematics which shows that mathematics is infinitely complex. In this volume, Chaitin discusses the evolution of these ideas, tracing them back to Leibniz and Borel as well as GAdel and Turing.This book contains 23 non-technical papers by Chaitin, his favorite tutorial and survey papers, including Chaitin's three Scientific American articles. These essays summarize a lifetime effort to use the notion of program-size complexity or algorithmic information content in order to shed further light on the fundamental work of GAdel and Turing on the limits of mathematical methods, both in logic and in computation. Chaitin argues here that his information-theoretic approach to metamathematics suggests a quasi-empirical view of mathematics that emphasizes the similarities rather than the differences between mathematics and physics. He also develops his own brand of digital philosophy, which views the entire universe as a giant computation, and speculates that perhaps everything is discrete software, everything is 0's and 1's.Chaitin's fundamental mathematical work will be of interest to philosophers concerned with the limits of knowledge and to physicists interested in the nature of complexity."
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Methods, Relations, and Applications : Collected Papers Dedicated to the Memory of Andrei Nikolaevich Tyurin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geometry, Algebraic

Page: 336

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The Quest for Omega

Author: Gregory J. Chaitin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843545248

Category: Computational complexity

Page: 220

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This is the story of Chaitin's revolutionary discovery - the omega number. The omega number is Chaitin's representation of the profound enigma at the heart of maths, which sheds light on the very nature of life itself.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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writing after postcolonialism

Author: Alexander Styhre

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 989

"When thinking is moving out of the grids of the binary structure, writing practices may become a source of reflection and debate. Management Writing Out Of Bounds is an attempt to bring the issue of writing into discussion in the field of management studies and organization theory."
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From Modest Witnessing to Pipeline Thinking

Author: Alexander Styre

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230013544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 373

Over the last decade, knowledge management has become a well-known term, but the specific case of science-based innovation remains relatively unexploited. Bridging this gap between knowledge management theory with studies of science of technology, such as in the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology firms, this book provides a timely insight into the innovation of the knowledge economy.
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Author: Arran Gare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134802722

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis is the only book to combine cultural theory and environmental philosophy. In it, Arran Gare analyses the conjunction between the environmental crisis, the globalisation of capitalism and the disintegration of the culture of modernity. It explains the paradox of growing concern for the environment and the paltry achievements of environmental movements. Through a critique of the philosophies underlying approaches to the environmental crisis, Arran Gare puts forward his own, controversial theory of a new postmodern world view. This would be the foundation for the environmental movement to succeed. Arran Gare's work will be a vital reading for advanced students of environmental studies, as well as for environmental philosophers and cultural theorists.
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der Jahrhundertmathematiker und die Entdeckung des Unendlichen

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492048262


Page: 407

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Author: William V. Dunning

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Art

Page: 302

View: 636

For courses in second semester art survey and 20th century art history and painting. This is a documented art history book that is intended for both the studio artist and the art historian. This book is a history of the linguistic aspects of painting. It demonstrates that the issues that interest the postmodern period have been of central interest throughout one of the major traditions in painting since the beginning of history, and it documents the relationship of art to the irrational.
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Author: David West

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735637512

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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In OBJECT THINKING, esteemed object technologist David West contends that the mindset makes the programmer—not the tools and techniques. Delving into the history, philosophy, and even politics of object-oriented programming, West reveals how the best programmers rely on analysis and conceptualization—on thinking—rather than formal process and methods. Both provocative and pragmatic, this book gives form to what’s primarily been an oral tradition among the field’s revolutionary thinkers—and it illustrates specific object-behavior practices that you can adopt for true object design and superior results. Gain an in-depth understanding of: Prerequisites and principles of object thinking. Object knowledge implicit in eXtreme Programming (XP) and Agile software development. Object conceptualization and modeling. Metaphors, vocabulary, and design for object development. Learn viable techniques for: Decomposing complex domains in terms of objects. Identifying object relationships, interactions, and constraints. Relating object behavior to internal structure and implementation design. Incorporating object thinking into XP and Agile practice.
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Author: P.J. Davis,R. Hersh

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034850409

Category: Science

Page: 466

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ie ältesten uns bekannten mathematischen Schriftta D feln stammen aus der Zeit um 2400 v. ehr. ; aber wir dürfen davon ausgehen, daß das Bedürfnis, Mathematik zu schaffen, ein Ausdruck der menschlichen Zivilisation an sich ist. In vier bis fünf Jahrtausenden hat sich ein gewalti ges System von Praktiken und Begriffen - die Mathematik herangebildet, die in vielfältiger Weise mit unserem Alltag verknüpft ist. Was ist Mathematik? Was bedeutet sie? Wo mit befaßt sie sich? Was sind ihre Methoden? Wie wird sie geschaffen und benützt? Wo ist ihr Platz in der Vielgestalt der menschlichen Erfahrung? Welchen Nutzen bringt sie? Was für Schaden richtet sie an? Welches Gewicht kommt ihr zu? Diese schwierigen Fragen werden noch zusätzlich kompliziert durch die Fülle des Materials und die weitver zweigten Querverbindungen, die es dem einzelnen verun möglichen, alles zu begreifen, geschweige denn, es in seiner Gesamtheit zu erfassen und zwischen den Deckeln eines normalen Buches unterzubringen. Um von dieser Material fülle nicht erdrückt zu werden, haben sich die Autoren für eine andere Betrachtungsweise entschieden. Die Mathema tik ist seit Tausenden von Jahren ein Feld menschlicher Ak tivität. In begrenztem Rahmen ist jeder von uns ein Mathe matiker und betreibt bewußt Mathematik, wenn er zum Beispiel auf dem Markt einkauft, Tapeten ausmißt oder ei nen Keramiktopf mit einem regelmäßigen Muster verziert. In bescheidenem Ausmaß versucht sich auch jeder von uns als mathematischer Denker. Schon mit dem Ausruf «Aber Zahlen lügen nicht!» befinden wir uns in der Gesellschaft von Plato oder Lakatos.
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Author: Alex Ling

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677259

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Alex Ling employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou, and examples ranging from Hiroshima mon amour to Vertigo to The Matrix, to answer the question central to all serious film scholarship: 'can cinema be thought?'.
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Aktuelle Beiträge zur Religionsphilosophie

Author: Wolfgang Deppert,Michael Rahnfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936522440

Category: Religion

Page: 383

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Author: David H. Nikkel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878081

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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Radical embodiment refers to an anthropology and an epistemology fundamentally rooted in our bodies as always in correlation with our natural and social worlds. All human rationality, meaning, and value arise not only instrumentally but also substantively from this embodiment in the world. Radical embodiment reacts against Enlightenment mind-body dualism, as well as its monistic offshoots, including the physicalism that reduces everything to component matter-energy at the expense of subjectivity and meaning. It also rejects against certain forms of postmodernism that reinscribe modern dualisms. David H. Nikkel develops the perspective of radical embodiment by examining varieties of modern and postmodern theology, and the nature and role of tradition-in terms of linguistic and non-linguistic experience, the religion and science dialogue on the nature of consciousness, and the immanent and transcendent aspects of God.
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Einstein, Dawkins, Kuhn, Hawking, Darwin

Author: Richard Appignanesi

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781840463514

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Brings together five startling essays on some of the greatest scientific thinkers to give startling insights into some of today's most prescient issues.
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