Author: Volker Halbach

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199587833

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 9909

The Logic Manual is the ideal introduction to logic for beginning philosophy students. It offers a concise but complete introductory course, giving a firm grounding in the logic that is needed to study contemporary philosophy. Exercises, examples, and sample examination papers are provided on an accompanying website.
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Author: Volker Halbach

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199587841

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 4708

The Logic Manual is the ideal introduction to logic for beginning philosophy students. It offers a concise but complete introductory course, giving a firm grounding in the logic that is needed to study contemporary philosophy. Exercises, examples, and sample examination papers are provided on an accompanying website.
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Author: Merrie Bergmann,James Moor,Jack Nelson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077578333

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 6582

The Logic Book is a leading text for symbolic logic courses that presents all concepts and techniques with clear, comprehensive explanations. There is a wealth of carefully constructed examples throughout the text, and its flexible organization places materials within largely self-contained chapters that allow instructors the freedom to cover the topics they want, in the order they choose.
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Author: Peter Boghossian

Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)

ISBN: 1939578159

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 2304

For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith—and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, A Manual for Creating Atheists offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith—but for talking them out of it. Peter Boghossian draws on the tools he has developed and used for more than 20 years as a philosopher and educator to teach how to engage the faithful in conversations that will help them value reason and rationality, cast doubt on their religious beliefs, mistrust their faith, abandon superstition and irrationality, and ultimately embrace reason.
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Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062511114

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 9650

The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.
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Author: Samuel Kernell,Gary C. Jacobson,Thad Kousser,Lynn Vavreck

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506358640

Category: Political Science

Page: 744

View: 5208

This new edition of the bestselling The Logic of American Politics is thoroughly updated and covers the dramatic 2016 election results with a thorough analysis of those results. It arms students with a revised introduction to institutional design that makes concepts such as command, veto, agenda control, voting rules, and delegation easier for students to master and apply, so they clearly see how the American political system was devised and why it works the way it does. Authors Samuel Kernell, Gary C. Jacobson, Thad Kousser, and Lynn Vavreck build students' critical thinking through a simple yet powerful idea: politics is about solving collective action problems. This new edition continues to delve into partisan differences among voters and in government and highlight the increasingly partisan nature of campaigns. By exploring issues such as the Affordable Care Act’s troubled implementation, the increasing legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage in the states, and the debate over immigration, the book illustrates how the institutional structures of government, federalism, and even campaigns can help voters make sense of their choices. The concluding chapter on policymaking examines the noticeable logic that guides American policy, as shown through issues like health care reform, global climate change, and the federal budget. Students glean insights into the sources of policy problems, identify possible solutions, and realize why agreement on those solutions is often so hard to achieve.
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The Art and Science of Dance Music Remixing with Logic

Author: Simon Langford

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136114610

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

View: 8407

First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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An Introduction to Philosophical Logic

Author: Mark Sainsbury

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631216797

Category: Philosophy

Page: 436

View: 2194

Logical Forms explains both the detailed problems involved in finding logical forms and also the theoretical underpinnings of philosophical logic. In this revised edition, exercises are integrated throughout the book. The result is a genuinely interactive introduction which engages the reader in developing the argument. Each chapter concludes with updated notes to guide further reading.
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Experiments that Teach You XBEE Wirelesss Communications

Author: Jonathan A. Titus

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123914043

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 324

View: 8367

Get the practical knowledge you need to set up and deploy XBee modules with this hands-on, step-by-step series of experiments The only book to cover XBee in practical fashion; enables you to get up and running quickly with step-by-step tutorials. Provides insight into the product data sheets, saving you time and helping you get straight to the information you need. Includes troubleshooting and testing information, plus downloadable configuration files and fully-documented source code to illustrate and explain operations. The Hands-on XBee Lab Manual takes the reader through a range of experiments, using a hands-on approach. Each section demonstrates module set up and configuration, explores module functions and capabilities, and, where applicable, introduces the necessary microcontrollers and software to control and communicate with the modules. Experiments cover simple setup of modules, establishing a network of modules, identifying modules in the network, and some sensor-interface designs. This book explains, in practical terms, the basic capabilities and potential uses of XBee modules, and gives engineers the know-how that they need to apply the technology to their networks and embedded systems. The only book to cover XBee in practical fashion; enables you to get up and running quickly with step-by-step tutorials. • Provides insight into the product data sheets, saving you time and helping you get straight to the information you need. • Includes troubleshooting and testing information, plus downloadable configuration files and fully-documented source code to illustrate and explain operations.
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Author: Arthur L. Stinchcombe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226774929

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 6841

Arthur L. Stinchcombe has earned a reputation as a leading practitioner of methodology in sociology and related disciplines. Throughout his distinguished career he has championed the idea that to be an effective sociologist, one must use many methods. This incisive work introduces students to the logic of those methods. The Logic of Social Research orients students to a set of logical problems that all methods must address to study social causation. Almost all sociological theory asserts that some social conditions produce other social conditions, but the theoretical links between causes and effects are not easily supported by observation. Observations cannot directly show causation, but they can reject or support causal theories with different degrees of credibility. As a result, sociologists have created four main types of methods that Stinchcombe terms quantitative, historical, ethnographic, and experimental to support their theories. Each method has value, and each has its uses for different research purposes. Accessible and astute, The Logic of Social Research offers an image of what sociology is, what it's all about, and what the craft of the sociologist consists of.
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Author: Wilfrid Hodges

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141003146

Category: Mathematics

Page: 292

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How do you define logic? Logic is about consistency - but not about all types of consistency. For example, if a man supports Aresenal one day and Spurs the next, then he is fickle but not necessarily illogical. If a legal system helps the rich but not the poor then it is unjust but not illogical. The type of consistency which concerns logicians is not loyalty or justice or sincerity it is compatibility of beliefs. Logic, therefore, involves studying the situations in which a particular sentence is true or false, and the rules that determine whether a given argument is valid or invalid. Now fully revised and updated, Wilfrid Hodges' accessible study is the essential text for anyone who wants to learn about elementary logic. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, is takes the reader through the whole gamut of logical expressions, symbols and notations of a simple and lively way. This new edition also contains some additional exercises, with updated sections on formalization and semantics.
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Author: D. Roderick Kiewiet,Mathew D. McCubbins

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226435299

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

View: 9236

Why do majority congressional parties seem unable to act as an effective policy-making force? They routinely delegate their power to others—internally to standing committees and subcommittees within each chamber, externally to the president and to the bureaucracy. Conventional wisdom in political science insists that such delegation leads inevitably to abdication—usually by degrees, sometimes precipitously, but always completely. In The Logic of Delegation, however, D. Roderick Kiewiet and Mathew D. McCubbins persuasively argue that political scientists have paid far too much attention to what congressional parties can't do. The authors draw on economic and management theory to demonstrate that the effectiveness of delegation is determined not by how much authority is delegated but rather by how well it is delegated. In the context of the appropriations process, the authors show how congressional parties employ committees, subcommittees, and executive agencies to accomplish policy goals. This innovative study will force a complete rethinking of classic issues in American politics: the "autonomy" of congressional committees; the reality of runaway federal bureaucracy; and the supposed dominance of the presidency in legislative-executive relations.
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On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry

Author: Paul Rabinow,Anthony Stavrianakis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022603688X

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 7079

Demands of the Day asks about the logical standards and forms that should guide ethical and experimental anthropology in the twenty-first century. Anthropologists Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis do so by taking up Max Weber’s notion of the “demands of the day.” Just as the demand of the day for anthropology decades ago consisted of thinking about fieldwork, today, they argue, the demand is to examine what happens after, how the experiences of fieldwork are gathered, curated, narrated, and ultimately made available for an anthropological practice that moves beyond mere ethnographic description. Rabinow and Stavrianakis draw on experiences from an innovative set of anthropological experiments that investigated how and whether the human and biological sciences could be brought into a mutually enriching relationship. Conceptualizing the anthropological and philosophic ramifications of these inquiries, they offer a bold challenge to contemporary anthropology to undertake a more rigorous examination of its own practices, blind spots, and capacities, in order to meet the demands of our day.
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A User's Manual

Author: Elliott Sober

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131636853X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Ockham's razor, the principle of parsimony, states that simpler theories are better than theories that are more complex. It has a history dating back to Aristotle and it plays an important role in current physics, biology, and psychology. The razor also gets used outside of science - in everyday life and in philosophy. This book evaluates the principle and discusses its many applications. Fascinating examples from different domains provide a rich basis for contemplating the principle's promises and perils. It is obvious that simpler theories are beautiful and easy to understand; the hard problem is to figure out why the simplicity of a theory should be relevant to saying what the world is like. In this book, the ABCs of probability theory are succinctly developed and put to work to describe two 'parsimony paradigms' within which this problem can be solved.
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A Common-Sense Approach to Reading, Spelling, and Literacy

Author: Denise Eide

Publisher: Pedia Learning

ISBN: 9781936706211

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 4841

Discover answers to questions about English and eliminate thousands of exceptions. In this easy-to-read volume, multiple-award-winning author and speaker Denise Eide uncovers valuable reading and spelling tools (such as nine reasons for a silent final E). Empowering teachers with this vital information is an easy way to raise reading and spelling scores.
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Author: Gilles Deleuze

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826479303

Category: Art

Page: 151

View: 6937

Francis Bacon is Deleuze's long-awaited work on Bacon, widely regarded as the one of the most radical painters of the twentieth century. The book presents a deep engagement with Bacon's work and the nature of art. Deleuze analyses the distinctive innovations that came to mark Bacon's style while introducing a number of his own famous concepts. Deleuze links Bacon's work to Cezanne's notion of a "logic" of sensation, which reaches its summit in colour. Investigating this logic, Deleuze explores Bacon's crucial relation to past painters such as Velasquez, Cezanne, and Soutine, as well as Bacon's rejection of expressionism and abstract painting.
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Author: Subir Kumar Sarkar,Asish Kumar De,Souvik Sarkar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9814364592

Category: Computers

Page: 380

View: 2593

This book focuses on the basic principles of digital electronics and logic design. It is designed as a textbook for undergraduate students of electronics, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, and information technology. The text covers the syllabi of several Indian and foreign universities. It depicts the comprehensive resources on the recent ideas in the area of digital electronics explored by leading experts from both industry and academia. A good number of diagrams are provided to illustrate the concepts related to digital electronics so that students can easily comprehend the subject. Solved examples within the text explain the concepts discussed and exercises are provided at the end of each chapter.
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Author: John Paul Ricco

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226711010

Category: Art

Page: 181

View: 1428

The attraction of a wink, a nod, a discarded snapshot—such feelings permeate our lives, yet we usually dismiss them as insubstantial or meaningless. With The Logic of the Lure, John Paul Ricco argues that it is precisely such fleeting, erotic, and even perverse experiences that will help us create a truly queer notion of ethics and aesthetics, one that recasts sociality and sexuality, place and finitude in ways suggested by the anonymity and itinerant lures of cruising. Shifting our attention from artworks to the work that art does, from subjectivity to becoming, and from static space to taking place, Ricco considers a variety of issues, including the work of Doug Ischar, Tom Burr, and Derek Jarman and the minor architecture of sex clubs, public restrooms, and alleyways.
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A New Theory of Mental Illness

Author: Matthew Blakeway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992796150

Category:

Page: 268

View: 9106

In assuming that mental illness is a mathematical problem, The Logic of Madness analyses how a human action can be deviant even when rational. It reveals that a person without a genetic or brain abnormality can have an apparent mental disorder that is entirely logical in its structure.
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