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The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time

The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Canales, Jimena

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On April 6, 1922, in Paris, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. Einstein considered Bergson's theory of time to be a soft, psychological notion, irreconcilable with the quantitative realities of physics. Bergson, who gained fame as a philosopher ...

ISBN 9780691173177
Published 15 September 2016
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The End of Discovery: Are We Approaching the Boundaries of the Knowable?
 

The End of Discovery: Are We Approaching the Boundaries of the Knowable? (Paperback)

By Stannard, Russell

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Fundamental science will one day come to an end, argues Russell Stannard. Ultimately there will be experiments too vast to finance, areas of knowledge the human brain cannot comprehend, evidence that forever eludes us. His book explores the likely boundaries of our quest to under ...

ISBN 9780199645718
Published 29 May 2012 by Oxford University Press (R)
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Ai: Its Nature and Future

Ai: Its Nature and Future (Hardback)

By Boden, Margaret A.

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Artificial Intelligence surrounds us; in our homes, schools and offices, in our cinemas, in art galleries and - not least - on the Internet. Margaret Boden considers the realistic and unrealistic expectations we have placed on AI, analyses its progress, and considers the value of ...

ISBN 9780198777984
Published 9 June 2016 by Oxford University Press (R)
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Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change (Hardback)

By Pilkey, Orrin H.; Pilkey-Jarvis, Linda; Pilkey, Keith C.

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With its 28-foot storm surge and 174 mph winds, 2005's Hurricane Katrina was responsible for nearly 2,000 deaths and more than $100 billion in damage. The event was only a preview of what will soon hit coastal communities as climate change increases the power of storms that can l ...

ISBN 9780231168441
Published 15 June 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Artificial Intelligence
 

Artificial Intelligence (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Kaplan, Jerry

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Over the coming decades, Artificial Intelligence will profoundly impact the way we work and live. Whose interests should such systems serve? What limits should we place on their use? This book is a succinct introduction to the complex social, ethical, legal, and economic issues r ...

ISBN 9780190602390
Release Date 17 October 2016 by Oxford University Press (R)
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Series What Everyone Needs to Know
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A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind
 

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind (Hardback)

By Helfand, David J.

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We all swim in a sea of Big Data, dangerously vulnerable to the unscientific thinking that now replaces the critical faculties we used to rely on. We seek simple explanations where complexity is required. But as we endeavor to solve global problems of energy, food, and water shor ...

ISBN 9780231168724
Published 15 January 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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The Poetics of Space

The Poetics of Space (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Bachelard, Gaston; Foreword by Danielewski, Mark Z.; Introduction by Kearney, Richard

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Beloved and contemplated by philosophers, architects, writers, and literary theorists alike, this book examines the places in which we place our conscious and unconscious thoughts and guides us through a stream of cerebral meditations on poetry, art, and the blooming of conscious ...

ISBN 9780143107521
Published 25 February 2015 by Penguin
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The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature: The Science of Success

The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature: The Science of Success (Audio CD/Audio)

By Koch, Robert; Koch, Richard, MBA; Read by Pratt, Sean

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In this follow-up to his best-selling The 80/20 Principle, the power law that helped hundreds of thousands achieve more by doing less, Richard Koch puts science to work, applying 92 other natural laws to promote the science of success within the ever-changing world of business. W ...

ISBN 9781469031927
Published 28 June 2016 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter

The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter (Paperback, New edition)

By Capra, Fritjof

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Capra argues that at the end of the 20th century we are shifting away from the mechanistic world of Descartes and Newton to a holistic, ecological view. He establishes patterns between ideas from such diverse fields as Buddhism and quantum physics.

ISBN 9780006547518
Published 28 April 1997 by HarperCollins
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Popper

Popper (Paperback, New edition)

By Magee, Bryan

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Karl Popper has been hailed as the greatest philosopher of all time and as a thinker whose influence is ackowledged by a variety of scholars. This work demonstrates Popper's importance across the whole range of philosophy and provides an introduction to the main themes of philoso ...

ISBN 9780006860082
Published 5 June 1985 by HarperCollins
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Series Fontana Modern Masters
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