Download E-books Witches, Scientists, Philosophers: Essays and Lectures PDF

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By Graham Solomon (auth.), Graham Solomon (eds.)

Robert E. Butts (1928-1997) was once a thinker and historian of technology whose primary issues have been the excellence among the rational and the irrational. He considered clinical rationality as our significant defence opposed to many of the stipulations that inspire witch hunts and related outbursts of irrationality, with all their attendant soreness and terror. Butts observed himself as a realistic realist, combining what he took to be the simplest elements of logical empiricism with a traditionally knowledgeable pragmatism, deeply appreciative of the tools of technological know-how, attempting to describe one of those rationality crucial within the fight to maintain human values.
This quantity gathers formerly unpublished essays and lectures with a few formerly released, thematically similar essays. It contains essays and lectures on philosophical facets of the ecu witch hunt, on medical rationality and technique, and at the relationships among technological know-how and philosophy exhibited within the writings of such traditionally major figures as Leibniz, D'Alembert, Hume, Kant, Carnap and Kuhn.

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Download E-books [you] Ruined It for Everyone!: 101 People Who Screwed Things Up for the Rest of Us PDF

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By Matthew Vincent

Energy resources are vastly depleted. the govt is wasteful and incompetent. The economic system is imploding, the surroundings is poisonous, and foreign terrorism threatens our daily lives. And gum sucks. It simply sucks. who's dependable? Who made our international so harmful, so unlivable, so stupid?

Matthew Vincent is unafraid to call names. Who’s responsible for the three-ounce rule on airplanes? Who got here up with the brilliant concept of branding each activities stadium? Who made curling an Olympic occasion? Which pope made celibacy obligatory? Who invented sunlight saving time? (Who doesn’t hate sunlight saving time?)

Here’s a booklet that’ll inform you who invented each pointless, stressful machine that plagues sleek lifestyles and haunts your desires. It’s a publication to maintain on your rest room for perusal earlier than you find yourself having to drink from your rest room bowl simply because there’s no potable water left on your hemisphere. Here’s a booklet that’ll inform you who ruined it for everyone.

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Download E-books No Such Country: Essays toward Home (Sightline Books) PDF

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By Elmar Lueth

 Matthew Mark Trumbull was once a Londoner who immigrated on the age of twenty. inside ten years of his arrival in the USA, he had turn into a attorney in Butler County, Iowa; years later a member of the nation legislature; and years after captain within the Union military. by means of the tip of the Civil battle, he used to be a brevet brigadier common, and in his later years he used to be an writer and lecturer. Kenneth Lyftogt’s biography info the superb lifetime of this outstanding guy, additionally laying off mild at the histories of the 3rd Iowa Volunteer Infantry and the 9th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry.

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Download E-books Index Numbers: Essays in Honour of Sten Malmquist PDF

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Professor Sten Malmquist built the Malmquist volume index and in doing so built a distance functionality outlined on a intake area. This functionality is the shopper analog to the Shephard enter distance functionality of manufacturers and is utilized in ratio shape to outline the amount index. This quantity includes new contributions in response to Malmquist's paintings approximately 50 years in the past and offers smooth views at the worth of this study.

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Download E-books Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics: Essays in Honour of Heinz Post PDF

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By H. R. Post (auth.), Steven French, Harmke Kamminga (eds.)

This quantity is gifted in honour of Heinz publish, who based a distinc­ tive and exotic university of philosophy of technological know-how at Chelsea collage, college of London. The 'Chelsea culture' in philosophy of technological know-how takes the content material of technology heavily, as exemplified through the papers provided right here. The unifying topic of this paintings is that of 'Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics', after the name of a vintage and seminal paper by means of Heinz put up, released in 1971, that's reproduced during this quantity with the sort permission of the editors and publishers of reports in background and Philosophy of technological know-how. defined by way of Paul Feyerabend in opposed to strategy as "brilliant" and " . . . a partial antidote opposed to the view which i attempt to protect" (1975, p. sixty one, fn. 17), this paper, peppered with illustrative examples from the background of technology, brings to the fore a few of Heinz Post's valuable matters: the heuristic standards utilized by scientists in developing their theories, the intertheoretic relationships which those standards replicate and, particularly, the character of the correspondence that holds among a concept and its predecessors (and its suc­ cessors). the looks of this quantity greater than 20 years later is an indica­ tion of the fruitfulness of Post's contribution: philosophers of technological know-how proceed to discover the problems raised in his 1971 paper.

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Download E-books Governance and the Crisis of Rule in Contemporary Africa: Leadership in Transformation (African Histories and Modernities) PDF

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This quantity advances the discussions of management in Africa's particular historical past, tradition, financial system, and politics. The e-book promotes an figuring out of management and its paradoxes and illuminates the stipulations lower than which political management has been produced, and the way these stipulations have formed leaders.

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Download E-books What Spacetime Explains: Metaphysical Essays on Space and Time by Graham Nerlich (1994-08-04) PDF

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By Graham Nerlich

Graham Nerlich is without doubt one of the such a lot extraordinary of latest philosophers of house and time. 11 of his essays are right here introduced jointly in a gently established quantity; they take care of ontology and method in relativity, variable curvature and normal relativity, and time and causation. the writer has supplied a common creation and likewise introductions to every half to deliver the dialogue updated and draw out the final topics. This quantity may be welcomed by means of all philosophers of physics, and of technological know-how usually.

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