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- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99
From Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology?s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic ?texting-while-driving? car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 28.19
A spell-binding quest for the one algorithm capable of deriving all knowledge from data, including a cure for cancer Society is changing, one learning algorithm at a time, from search engines to online dating, personalized medicine to predicting the stock market. But learning algorithms are not just about Big Data - these algorithms take raw data... more...
- Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 18.99
Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over eighty visionariestheologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writersto present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09
This book offers a superbly clear analysis of the standard arguments for and against scientific realism. In surveying claims on both sides of the debate, Kukla organizes them in ways that expose unnoticed connections. He identifies broad patterns of error, reconciles seemingly incompatible positions, and discovers unoccupied positions with the potential... more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 189.99 US$ 163.39
This book is an extensive survey and critical examination of the literature on the use of expert opinion in scientific inquiry and policy making. The elicitation, representation, and use of expert opinion is increasingly important for two reasons: advancing technology leads to more and more complex decision problems, and technologists are turning... more...
- Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69
In this work Henry Kyburg presents his views on a wide range of philosophical problems associated with the study and practice of science and mathematics. The main structure of the book consists of a presentation of Kyburg's notions of epistemic probability and its use in the scientific enterprise i.e., the effort to modify previously adopted beliefs... more...
- Oxford University Press 1985; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77
This book offers a new approach to scientific explanation by focusing initially on the act in which someone explains something, then upon the "product" of that act--an explanation--and finally upon the evaluation of that product. The theory of explanation Achinstein develops is used to assess leading models of scientific explanation in the literature,... more...