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Normative Externalism
Normative Externalism
Normative Externalism argues that it is not important that people live up to their own principles. What matters, in both ethics and epistemology, is that they live up to the correct principles: that they do the right thing, and that they believe rationally. This stance, that what matters are the correct principles, not one's...
Meaning Diminished: Toward Metaphysically Modest Semantics
Meaning Diminished: Toward Metaphysically Modest Semantics
Meaning Diminished examines the complex relationship between semantic analysis and metaphysical inquiry. Kenneth A. Taylor argues that we should expect linguistic and conceptual analysis of natural language to yield far less metaphysical insight into what there is - and the nature of what there is - than many philosophers have...
Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm's works have had a nearly incalculable effect across generations of readers and students, influencing more than the practice of history but also the perception of it. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of second-generation British parents, Hobsbawm was orphaned at age fourteen in 1931. Living with an uncle in Berlin, he...
Krishna's Lineage: The Harivamsha of Vyasa's Mahabharata
Krishna's Lineage: The Harivamsha of Vyasa's Mahabharata
Forming the final part of the Sanskrit Mahabharata, the Harivamsha's main business is to supply narrative details about the great god Vishnu's avatar Krishna Vasudeva, who has been a comparatively minor character in the previous parts of the Mahabharata, despite having taken centre stage in the Bhagavad...
Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs
Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs
Over the course of 20 years and eight editions, the goals of the book have remained the same: to prepare students to participate in evaluative activities within their organizations, become beginning critical producers and consumers of the professional evaluative literature, and reap the benefits of more advanced evaluation courses and...
Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge
Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Knowledge is a very seductive, but elusive concept. Following the wider debate about the emergence of the information age and the knowledge from different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Yet, theoretical development has not always been accompanied by sound empirical research. Methodologies for studying knowledge as an empirical...

Perception: Essays After Frege
Perception: Essays After Frege

Charles Travis presents a series of connected essays on current topics in philosophy of perception. The book is informed throughout by a number of central insights of Gottlob Frege's, notably about some intrinsic differences between objects of thought and objects of perception, and about the essential publicity of thought, and hence of...

A Basic English Grammar
A Basic English Grammar
Grammar reference in a clear, handy format.

A large-format book containing all the grammar from "A Basic English Grammar", and most of the exercises from "BEG: Exercises" together with some new ones, all integrated into the relevant grammar sections. The book has a key and is designed for self-study, resource centres
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Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture
Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture
Alvin Ailey (1931–89) is arguably the most important black American choreographer
in the short history of modern dance. He created a body of dance works
that shaped African American participation in American modern dance during
the thirty-year period before his death. The company he founded in 1958, the
Alvin Ailey
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A History of Mathematics: From Mesopotamia to Modernity
A History of Mathematics: From Mesopotamia to Modernity

A History of Mathematics covers the evolution of mathematics through time and across the major Eastern and Western civilizations. It begins in Babylon, then describes the trials and tribulations of the Greek mathematicians. The important, and often neglected, influence of both Chinese and Islamic mathematics is covered in detail,...

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics: A Survey Course
A Transition to Advanced Mathematics: A Survey Course
A Transition to Advanced Mathematics: A Survey Course promotes the goals of a “transition” course in mathematics, helping to lead students from courses in the calculus sequence to theoretical upper-level mathematics courses. The text simultaneously promotes the goals of a “survey” course, describing the intriguing questions...
An Introduction to Game Theory
An Introduction to Game Theory

Game-theoretic reasoning pervades economic theory and is used widely in other social and behavioral sciences. An Introduction to Game Theory, by Martin J. Osborne, presents the main principles of game theory and shows how they can be used to understand economic, social, political, and biological phenomena. The book introduces in an...

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