Download Essays in Honor of Edwin Mansfield: The Economics of R&D, by F. M. Scherer (auth.), Albert N. Link, F. M. Scherer (eds.) PDF

By F. M. Scherer (auth.), Albert N. Link, F. M. Scherer (eds.)

Edwin Mansfield used to be a learn pioneer into the economics of R and D and technological switch. As appreciation and remembrance for his scholarly contributions, eminent students have contributed unique papers for this edited quantity. The authors have the "Mansfieldian” procedure of emphasizing fiscal perception and instinct over mathematical rigor and accordingly are very accessable. Essays in Honor of Edwin Mansfield has the aptitude to function a reader in all complicated undergraduate and graduate classes/seminars within the economics of R and D and technological switch. This edited quantity stands out as the definitive paintings within the field.

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By Rudolf Fara, Dennis Leech, Maurice Salles

This selection of essays honouring Dan Felsenthal and Moshé Machover reconsiders foundational points of the size of balloting energy. the explicit case of balloting energy in two-tier platforms - for example the U.S. approach and the european method - is analysed. moreover significant energy indices - Penrose, Banzhaf, Shapley-Shubik and others are revisited. The publication proposes new balloting methods and reports famous approaches and/or apportionment tools both from a technical or old element of view.

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Download [you] Ruined It for Everyone!: 101 People Who Screwed Things by Matthew Vincent PDF

By Matthew Vincent

Energy resources are hugely depleted. the govt. is wasteful and incompetent. The financial system is imploding, the surroundings is poisonous, and foreign terrorism threatens our day by day lives. And gum sucks. It simply sucks. who's liable? Who made our global so risky, so unlivable, so stupid?

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

Here’s a ebook that’ll let you know who invented each pointless, demanding device that plagues sleek lifestyles and haunts your goals. It’s a publication to maintain on your rest room for perusal prior to you find yourself having to drink from your bathroom 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 Lapham's Quarterly: Disaster (Spring 2016) PDF

Quantity IX, quantity 2

Lapham’s Quarterly embodies the assumption that historical past is the basis of all schooling, clinical and literary in addition to political and fiscal. each one factor addresses a subject matter of present curiosity and concern—war, faith, funds, drugs, nature, crime—by citing to the microphone of the current the recommendation and suggestions of the past.

The texts are drawn from authors at the order of Aristotle, William Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Thucydides, Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, Edward Gibbon, Mahatma Gandhi, Confucius, Honoré de Balzac, Jane Austen, Jorge Luis Borges, Matsuo Bashō, Henry David Thoreau, and Joan Didion. Abridged instead of paraphrased, not one of the textual content within the Quarterly runs to a size longer than six pages, others not more than six paragraphs. including passages from the world’s nice literature, each one factor bargains full-color reproductions of work and sculpture by way of the world’s nice artists. The connecting of the then with the now could be extra augmented with the testimony present in the letters, speeches, diaries, and pictures, in five-act performs and three-part songs.

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Download Essays on Nonconceptual Content by York H. Gunther PDF

By York H. Gunther

According to the frequent conceptualist view, all psychological contents are ruled via thoughts someone possesses. lately, notwithstanding, progressively more philosophers have argued for the indispensability of nonconceptual content material in line with perceptual, emotional, and qualitative reviews; informational and computational states; reminiscence; and useful wisdom. Writers from disciplines as diversified because the philosophy of brain, cognitive technological know-how, synthetic intelligence, epistemology, linguistics, spiritual psychology, and aesthetics have challenged conceptualism.

This e-book bargains the most very important paintings on nonconceptual content material within the philosophy of brain and psychology. it really is divided into 4 elements. half 1 offers influential positions that experience helped to form the modern debate. half 2 specializes in arguments educated particularly via the naturalization of intentionality or the characterization of computational constitution. half three bargains quite a few makes an attempt at motivating the necessity for nonconceptual content material in accordance with experiential phenomena reminiscent of notion, emotion, and reminiscence. eventually, half four considers no matter if nonconceptual content material can be utilized to give an explanation for the habit of entities missing conceptual capacities as well as the activities of people owning concepts.

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Download Self and Other: Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion by Eugene Thomas Long (auth.), Eugene Thomas Long (eds.) PDF

By Eugene Thomas Long (auth.), Eugene Thomas Long (eds.)

It is widely known that the philosophy of faith has flourished in contemporary a long time in Anglo-American philosophy, the place philosophers are bringing new strategies to the research of a number of the conventional difficulties. even though there's extra range in Anglo-American philosophy of faith than is usually famous, it however presents a physique of literature with a up to date heritage that's sufficiently coherent to permit commentators to spot the move with a few readability. the tale is slightly diverse with the rising box of continental philosophy of faith, the place some of the top individuals aren't generally called philosophers of faith and the place the various methods are established upon a critique of conventional western theories of rationality, event and theism and an extension of the extra conventional barriers of philosophical mirrored image on faith.

The essays during this quantity concentrate on many of the themes which are shaping fresh continental philosophy of faith, together with self and different, evil and soreness, faith and society and the relation among philosophy and theology. members are Pamela Sue Anderson, Maeve Cooke, Richard A. Cohen, Fred Dallmayr, Hent de Vries, William Franke, Anselm okay. Min, Michael Purcell, Calvin O. Schrag, Merold Westphal, Edith Wyschogrod and the editor Eugene Thomas Long.


Reprinted from The foreign magazine for Philosophy of Religion, 60:1-3 (2006).

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Download Música al límite by Edward W. Said PDF

By Edward W. Said

Cubriendo una gran variedad de compositores e intérpretes, acknowledged analiza el contexto social y político de los angeles música y ofrece perspectivas ricas y a menudo sorprendentes. Reflexiona sobre l. a. censura de Wagner en Israel, l. a. relación entre música y feminismo, y las obras de Beethoven, Bruckner, Rossini Schuman y Stravinski, entre otros. Siempre elocuente y profundo, y con frecuencia revelador, "Música al límite" refuerza l. a. reputación de acknowledged como uno de los intelectuales de referencia del siglo XX.

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