Author: Vladimir Tasic

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881510

Category: Mathematics

Page: 200

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This is a charming and insightful contribution to an understanding of the "Science Wars" between postmodernist humanism and science, driving toward a resolution of the mutual misunderstanding that has driven the controversy. It traces the root of postmodern theory to a debate on the foundations of mathematics early in the 20th century, then compares developments in mathematics to what took place in the arts and humanities, discussing issues as diverse as literary theory, arts, and artificial intelligence. This is a straightforward, easily understood presentation of what can be difficult theoretical concepts It demonstrates that a pattern of misreading mathematics can be seen both on the part of science and on the part of postmodern thinking. This is a humorous, playful yet deeply serious look at the intellectual foundations of mathematics for those in the humanities and the perfect critical introduction to the bases of modernism and postmodernism for those in the sciences.
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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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geometry, Algebraic

Page: 336

View: 8684

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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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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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writing after postcolonialism

Author: Alexander Styhre

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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"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

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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

Category:

Page: 407

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Band 2: Integrale und Geometrie in IRn

Author: Kenneth Eriksson,Donald Estep,Claes Johnson

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540269509

Category: Mathematics

Page: 362

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"Angewandte Mathematik: Body & Soul" ist ein neuer Grundkurs in der Mathematikausbildung für Studienanfänger in den Naturwissenschaften, der Technik, und der Mathematik, der an der Chalmers Tekniska Högskola in Göteborg entwickelt wurde. Er besteht aus drei Bänden sowie Computer-Software. Das Projekt ist begründet in der Computerrevolution, die ihrerseits völlig neue Möglichkeiten des wissenschaftlichen Rechnens in der Mathematik, den Naturwissenschaften und im Ingenieurwesen eröffnet hat. Es besteht aus einer Synthese der mathematischen Analysis (Soul) mit der numerischen Berechnung (Body) sowie den Anwendungen. Die Bände I-III geben eine moderne Version der Analysis und der linearen Algebra wieder, einschließlich konstruktiver numerischer Techniken und Anwendungen, zugeschnitten auf Anfängerprogramme im Maschinenbau und den Naturwissenschaften. Weitere Bände behandeln Themen wie z.B. dynamische Systeme, Strömungsdynamik, Festkörpermechanik und Elektromagnetismus. Dieser Band entwickelt das Riemann-Integral, um eine Funktion zu einer gegebenen Ableitung zu bestimmen. Darauf aufbauend werden Differentialgleichungen und Anfangswertprobleme mit einer Vielzahl anschaulicher Anwendungen behandelt. Die lineare Algebra wird auf n-dimensionale Räume verallgemeinert, wobei wiederum dem praktischen Umgang und numerischen Lösungstechniken besonderer Platz eingeräumt wird. Die Autoren sind führende Experten im Gebiet des wissenschaftlichen Rechnens und haben schon mehrere erfolgreiche Bücher geschrieben. "[......] Oh, by the way, I suggest immediate purchase of all three volumes!" The Mathematical Association of America Online, 7.7.04
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Author: William V. Dunning

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 302

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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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Aktuelle Beiträge zur Religionsphilosophie

Author: Wolfgang Deppert,Michael Rahnfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936522440

Category: Religion

Page: 383

View: 9711

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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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Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.
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