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  • World Without Mindby Franklin Foer

    Random House 2017; US$ 26.78

    Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperilled the way we think. Without pausing to consider the cost, the world has rushed to embrace the products and services of four titanic corporations. We shop with Amazon; socialise on Facebook; turn to Apple for entertainment;... more...

  • Resetby Ellen Pao

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 28.00

    The “necessary and incisive” (Roxane Gay) account of the discrimination case that “has blown open a conversation about the status of women” in the workplace ( The New York Times ) SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR | NAMED A BEST FALL BOOK BY ELLE AND BUSTLE In 2015, Ellen K. Pao sued a powerhouse... more...

  • What is Sustainable Technology?by Karel Mulder; Didac Ferrer; Harro van Lente

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.00

    Designers of technology have a major responsibility in the current age. Their designs can have tremendous effects on society, in both the short and the long term. In fact, sustainable development itself has all the characteristics of a design project, albeit a vast one. But a failed product design here will be not just be unsuccessful in the market... more...

  • Interfaces between Science and Societyby Ângela Guimarães Pereira; Sofia Guedes Vaz; Sylvia Tognetti

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The project of science has been to provide answers to questions about the world and how it works. Often, this lofty role has been characterised by a narrow and dogmatic scientific training, an unwillingness to communicate to differing stakeholder needs, a refusal to accept and to manage uncertainty, complexity and value commitments, and the reduction... more...

  • Business as an Instrument for Societal Changeby Sander Tideman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 26.95

    Business as an Instrument for Societal Change: In Conversation with the Dalai Lama is the result of two decades of research and dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other leaders in business, government, science and education. Author Sander Tideman, a lawyer and banker who has maintained a friendship with the Dalai Lama over all these years,... more...

  • Environments of Intelligenceby Hajo Greif

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 0.00

    What is the role of the environment, and of the information it provides, in cognition? More specifically, may there be a role for certain artefacts to play in this context? These are questions that motivate "4E" theories of cognition (as being embodied, embedded, extended, enactive). In his take on that family of views, Hajo Greif first defends and... more...

  • Environments of Intelligenceby Hajo Greif

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 0.00

    What is the role of the environment, and of the information it provides, in cognition? More specifically, may there be a role for certain artefacts to play in this context? These are questions that motivate "4E" theories of cognition (as being embodied, embedded, extended, enactive). In his take on that family of views, Hajo Greif first defends and... more...

  • Risk, Technology, and Moral Emotionsby Sabine Roeser

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Risks arising from technologies raise important ethical issues. Although technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, ICT, and nuclear energy can improve human well-being, they may also convey risks for our well-being due to, for example, abuse, unintended side-effects, accidents, and pollution. As a consequence, technologies can trigger emotions,... more...

  • Life 3.0by Max Tegmark

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    ' This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen Hawking 'This is a rich and visionary book and everyone should read it' The Times We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice,... more...

  • To Siri with Loveby Judith Newman

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.24

    From the author of the viral New York Times op-ed column "To Siri with Love" comes a collection of touching, hilarious, and illuminating stories about life with a thirteen-year-old boy with autism that hold insights and revelations for us all. When Judith Newman shared the story of how Apple’s electronic personal assistant, Siri, helped Gus, her... more...