Zeno S Paradoxes

Author: Wesley C. Salmon
Editor: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872205604
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A dozen essays published between 1929 and 1970, when the Bobbs-Merrill edition appeared, explore modern interpretations and applications of some enduring puzzles set in the Western world by the Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea in the fifth century BC. They deal with concepts that form the basis of modern science, such as space, time, motion, change, and infinity. The reprint has a new preface and an updated bibliography. c. Book News Inc.

Modern Science And Zeno S Paradoxes

Author: Adolf Grünbaum
Editor: Middletown, Conn., Wesleyan U. P
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Poiesis And Possible Worlds

Author: Thomas L. Martin
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802036414
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Martin argues that literary studies remain mired in the anomalies of a linguistic methodology derived from early 20th-century language philosophy, a view challenged not only by theoretical physics, but also by compelling advances in philosophic semantics.


Author: Jonathan Lear
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521347624
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In this 1988 book, Professor Lear introduces Aristotle's philosophy and guides us through the central Aristotelian texts.

The Nature Of Science

Author: James S. Trefil
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618319381
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An alphabetically arranged handbook contains essays on two hundred key principles, from Kepler's laws of planetary motion and Mendel's laws of genetics, to lesser-known laws that explain everything from black holes to sunflower patterns.

Mathematical Thought From Ancient To Modern Times Volume 1

Author: Morris Kline
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195061352
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Traces the development of mathematics from its beginnings in Babylonia and ancient Egypt to the work of Riemann and Godel in modern times


Editor: PediaPress
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Author: Doris Olin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317489233
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Paradoxes are more than just intellectual puzzles - they raise substantive philosophical issues and offer the promise of increased philosophical knowledge. In this introduction to paradox and paradoxes, Doris Olin shows how seductive paradoxes can be, why they confuse and confound, and why they continue to fascinate. Olin examines the nature of paradox, outlining a rigorous definition and providing a clear and incisive statement of what does and does not count as a resolution of a paradox. The view that a statement can be both true and false, that contradictions can be true, is seen to provide a challenge to the account of paradox resolution, and is explored. With this framework in place, the book then turns to an in-depth treatment of the Prediction Paradox, versions of the Preface/Fallibility Paradox, the Lottery Paradox, Newcomb's Problem, the Prisoner's Dilemma and the Sorites Paradox. Each of these paradoxes is shown to have considerable philosophical punch. Olin unpacks the central arguments in a clear and systematic fashion, offers original analyses and solutions, and exposes further unsettling implications for some of our most deep-seated principles and convictions.

Dr Faustus Of Modern Physics

Editor: Claes Johnson
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Order And Organism

Author: Murray Code
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791499359
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What is now needed is a way of thinking about the physical that is realistic in outlook but which departs radically from the mechanistic post-Galilean tradition. Since it seems clear that we can no longer take for granted the certainty and absolute objectivity of scientific knowledge, any alternative view must be able to do full justice to subjective modes of knowing. Order and Organism shows how Alfred North Whitehead’s thought can reconcile some of the most insistent demands of common sense with the esoteric results of modern physics and mathematics. Whitehead shows a way to resolve the perennial puzzle of why mathematics works. Under his view, it is possible to account for the necessity and uniqueness of mathematical theories without denying the fact that such theories often arise from the mathematician’s essentially aesthetic interest in various kinds of pattern.

Plato And A Platypus Walk Into A Bar

Author: Thomas Cathcart
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440634238
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This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they’d had in school. Outrageously funny, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar... has been a breakout bestseller ever since authors—and born vaudevillians—Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein did their schtick on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Lively, original, and powerfully informative, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar... is a not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical thinkers and traditions, from Existentialism (What do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?) to Logic (Sherlock Holmes never deduced anything). Philosophy 101 for those who like to take the heavy stuff lightly, this is a joy to read—and finally, it all makes sense! And now, you can read Daniel Klein's further musings on life and philosophy in Travels with Epicurus and Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change it.

Studies In Greek Philosophy The Presocratics

Author: Gregory Vlastos
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691019376
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Gregory Vlastos (1907-1991) was one of the twentieth century's most influential scholars of ancient philosophy. Over a span of more than fifty years, he published essays and book reviews that established his place as a leading authority on early Greek philosophy. The two volumes that comprise Studies in Greek Philosophy include nearly forty contributions by this acknowledged master of the philosophical essay. Many of these pieces are now considered to be classics in the field. Perhaps more than any other modern scholar, Gregory Vlastos was responsible for raising standards of research, analysis, and exposition in classical philosophy to new levels of excellence. His essays have served as paradigms of scholarship for several generations. Available for the first time in a comprehensive collection, these contributions reveal the author's ability to combine the skills of a philosopher, philologist, and historian of ideas in addressing some of the most difficult problems of ancient philosophy. Volume I collects Vlastos's essays on Presocratic philosophy. Wide-ranging concept studies link Greek science, religion, and politics with philosophy. Individual studies illuminate the thought of major philosophers such as Heraclitus, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, and Democritus. A magisterial series of studies on Zeno of Elea reveals the author's power in source criticism and logical analysis. Volume II contains essays on the thought of Socrates, Plato, and later thinkers and essays dealing with ethical, social, and political issues as well as metaphysics, science, and the foundations of mathematics.

Multi Agent Optimization

Author: Angelia Nedić
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319971425
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This book contains three well-written research tutorials that inform the graduate reader about the forefront of current research in multi-agent optimization. These tutorials cover topics that have not yet found their way in standard books and offer the reader the unique opportunity to be guided by major researchers in the respective fields. Multi-agent optimization, lying at the intersection of classical optimization, game theory, and variational inequality theory, is at the forefront of modern optimization and has recently undergone a dramatic development. It seems timely to provide an overview that describes in detail ongoing research and important trends. This book concentrates on Distributed Optimization over Networks; Differential Variational Inequalities; and Advanced Decomposition Algorithms for Multi-agent Systems. This book will appeal to both mathematicians and mathematically oriented engineers and will be the source of inspiration for PhD students and researchers.

Das Paradox

Author: Paul Geyer
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Dict Philos Terms Germ Eng

Author: Phillip Herdina
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136605061
File Size: 49,19 MB
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Available on its own, or as part of a two-volume set, this German-English dictionary is the first comprehensive work in the field and an indispensible companion for students, academics, translators and linguists concerned with almost any area of philosophy.

Gravitation The Spacetime Structure Proceedings Of The Viii Latin American Symposium On Relativity And Gravitation

Author: Letelier Patricio S
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814552178
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Experimental Techniques in High-Energy Nuclear and Particle Physics is a compilation of outstanding technical papers and reviews of the ingenious methods developed for experimentation in modern nuclear and particle physics. This book, a second edition, provides a balanced view of the major tools and technical concepts currently in use, and elucidates the basic principles that underly the detection devices. Several of the articles in this volume have never been published, or have appeared in relatively inaccessible journals. Although the emphasis is on charged-particle tracking and calorimetry, general reviews of ionization detectors and Monte Carlo techniques are also included.This book serves as a compact source of reference for graduate students and experimenters in the fields of nuclear and particle physics, seeking information on some of the major ideas and techniques developed for modern experiments in these fields.

Dictionary Of Philosophical Terms

Author: Elmar Waibl
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110974541
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The Magic Ring

Author: Piero Mella
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030641945
File Size: 71,31 MB
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Ancient Greek Philosophy 2 E

Author: Vijay Tankha
Editor: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9332537356
File Size: 73,87 MB
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This book discusses the principal fragments of the early Greek thinkers like Anaximander, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Parmenides and many others, who predate Plato and Aristotle. The author contends that pre-Platonic Greek philosophy is not to be looked at as a matter of mere historical interest. Although their work survives only in fragments, they have been the subject of study and reflection by the whole western philosophical tradition. Therefore the second edition of Ancient Greek Philosophy: Thales to Socrates covers the gamut of western thought from the pre-Socratic to the Socratic in order to provide us with an in-depth introduction to the whole of classical Greek philosophy.