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The Concept of Explanation - ebook/epub

The Concept of Explanation - ebook/epub
The Concept of Explanation - ebook/epub
Copernicus Center Press
A collection of essays devoted to the problem of explanation in various disciplines of science and humanities namely mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, neuroscience, economics as well as theology. The issues covered include such topics as the interplay between explanation and understanding, the problem of a priori explanation, the limits of causal explanations in physics, the application of mathematics in biology, the relationship between proof and explanation in mathematics, and the use of mechanistic framework in neuroscience viewed from the perspective of philosophy of science. Moreover, various methodological controversies related to science and humanities are considered. Contributors: Robert Audi, Bartosz Brożek, Willem B. Drees, Michał Furman, Marcin Gorazda, Michael Heller, Mateusz Hohol, Andrzej Koleżyński, Stanisław Krajewski, Dominique Lambert, Olivier Riaudel, Jan Woleński, Krzysztof Wójtowicz, Wojciech Załuski.                                               
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Copernicus Center Press

A collection of essays devoted to the peculiarities of theological language and logic. The issues covered include such topics as the logic of miracles, the problem of God’s omniscience, the application of non-classical logics to theology and the relationships between science and theology, viewed from the perspective of logic.

Philosophy in neuroscience - ebook/epub
Philosophy in neuroscience - ebook/epub
Copernicus Center Press

A collection of essays dealing with the fundamental issues in neuroscience from methodological and philosophical perspectives. The Reader will learn about the methodological difficulties connected with the use of neuroscientific experiments in philosophical argumentation and about the nature of scientific explanation in neuroscience. In addition, the collection includes case studies of several issues lying at the intersection of neuroscience and...

Naturalism, Normativity and Explanation - ebook/epub
Naturalism, Normativity and Explanation - ebook/epub
Robert Audi
Copernicus Center Press

This book critically examines philosophical naturalism, evaluates the prospects for naturalizing such normative properties as being a reason, and proposes a theory of action-explanation.  This theory accommodates an explanatory role for both psychological properties such as intention and normative properties such as having an obligation or being intrinsically good.  This overall project requires distinguishing philosophical from methodological...

The Causal Universe - ebook/epub
The Causal Universe - ebook/epub
Copernicus Center Press

A collection of essays dealing with causality, a core issue for both science and philosophy. The Reader will learn about different types of causality in complex systems and about new perspectives on this issue based on physical and cosmological considerations. In addition, the collection includes essays pertaining to the problem of causality in ancient Greek philosophy, and to the problem of God’s relation to the causal structures of nature viewed...

Analytic and Algebraic Geometry - ebook/pdf
Analytic and Algebraic Geometry - ebook/pdf
Tadeusz Krasiński, Stanisław Spodzieja
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
 Annual Conferences in Analytic and Algebraic Geometry have been organized by Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Łódź since 1980. Until now, proceedings of these conferences (mainly in Polish) have comprised educational materials describing current state of a branch of mathematics, new approaches to known topics, and new proofs of known results (http://konfrogi.math...



The Emergence of Normative Orders - ebook/epub
The Emergence of Normative Orders - ebook/epub
Copernicus Center Press

Key points

  • addresses philosophical and scientific issues connected with the origins of morality, rationality, justice and other normative orders
  • brings together contributions by philosophers and psychologists

Description

A collection of essays assessing the origins of various rule-based systems including, but not limited to, morality, rationality and justice from the perspectives of both philosophy and psychology...

Analytic and Algebraic Geometry - ebook/pdf
Analytic and Algebraic Geometry - ebook/pdf
Tadeusz Krasiński, Stanisław Spodzieja
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego

Annual Conferences in Analytic and Algebraic Geometry have been organized by Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Łódź since 1980. Until now, proceedings of these conferences (mainly in Polish) have comprised educational materials describing current state of a branch of mathematics, new approaches to known topics, and new proofs of known results (http://konfrogi.math...

The Atom of the Universe - ebook/epub
The Atom of the Universe - ebook/epub
Dominique Lambert
Copernicus Center Press

This book takes us from the early childhood to the last days of George Lemaîitre, the man behind the theory of the primeval atom, now better known as Big Bang theory. But who was George Lemaître? A clergyman, a genius astronomer, an audacious cosmologist, a computer enthusiast ahead of his time, a professor with his head in the clouds, a bon vivant mathematician and gourmand? Dominique Lambert's book peels away these layers...

Philosophy of Chance - ebook/epub
Philosophy of Chance - ebook/epub
Michał Heller
Copernicus Center Press

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Rule-Following - ebook/epub
Rule-Following - ebook/epub
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Copernicus Center Press

In this book, Bartosz Brożek attempts to decipher the practice of rule-following with the use of the tools offered both by contemporary philosophy and neuroscience. The Author claims – in the Wittgensteinian spirit – that rule-following cannot be thought of in terms of individual mental states only: in order to explain what rules are, one needs to consider rule-following to be a communal practice...

The Normative Mind - ebook/epub
The Normative Mind - ebook/epub
Copernicus Center Press

Key points

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A collection of essays dealing with issues connected with rule-following and decision-making from the perspectives of philosophy and various sciences. The Reader will learn about the diverse relations to rule-following behaviour of such phenomena...

The Fundamentals of Economic Research - ebook/pdf
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Władysław Milo
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego

In this monography there are presented and discussed the following categories of concepts: truth and causes, randomness, isomorphism, homomorphism, models, modelling, expectations, tools and effects of the use of monetary policy, potentia and calculus of potentias, theory and theorizing.

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Nagroda dla Nobla / The Prize for Nobel - ebook/epub
Nagroda dla Nobla / The Prize for Nobel - ebook/epub
Waldemar Andrzejczyk
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'Nagroda dla Nobla' to eseistyczne rozważania autora Waldemara Andrzejczyka. Opowieść krąży wokół kategorii Nagrody im. Alfreda Nobla, lecz nie posiada sztywnych ram. Tytuły rozdziałów, takie jak: Astronomia, Fizyka, Chemia, Biologia, Matematyka czy też: Ekonomia, Sztuka, Religia, Ateizm są przyczynkiem do rozważań o życiu ludzkim, miłości, naszym miejscu we wszechświecie i o złożoności oraz...

The Many Faces of Normativity - ebook/epub
The Many Faces of Normativity - ebook/epub
Copernicus Center Press

A collection of essays which deal with the issue of normativity from various theoretical perspectives. The Reader will learn how such phenomena as linguistic and mathematical rules, as well moral and legal norms, are explained in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and linguistics. In addition, a discussion of the naturalistic fallacy is included.

Flying? No Fear! - Conquer Your Fear of Flying - audiobook
Flying? No Fear! - Conquer Your Fear of Flying - audiobook
Adrian Akers-Douglas, Dr. George Georgiou
Matrix Digital Publishing

Written by an airline pilot and a clinical psychologist, this combination of practical explanation and self-help techniques is the definitive guide to help nervous passengers overcome their fear of flying. Lighthearted, unpatronising and informative.
Game Theory in Jurisprudence - ebook/epub
Game Theory in Jurisprudence - ebook/epub
Wojciech Załuski
Copernicus Center Press

Game theory is a branch of mathematics which studies strategic interactions, i.e., interactions which involve more than one agent and in which each agent makes her decision while striving to predict the decisions of other agents. Game theory has been successfully applied in many areas of both the natural and social sciences, and it is the belief of this book’s author – Wojciech Załuski – that it can also be gainfully invoked in the area of...

The Emotional Brain Revisited - ebook/epub
The Emotional Brain Revisited - ebook/epub
Copernicus Center Press

A collection of essays which tackles various issues at play in the current neuroscientific, psychological and philosophical research on emotions. The authors discuss such topics as the role of amygdala in the emergence of emotions, the place of the affect within the psychological construction of the agent, insights from the research on emotions in animals or the relation between emotions, rationality...

The Reef - ebook/epub
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Ventigo Media

This is Whartons fifth novel. It is considered, together with the previous Ethan Frome and the subsequent The Custom of the Country, as partly autobiographical. Young diplomat George Darrow is on his way to meet Anna Leath, an old girlfriend who is now a widow with a young daughter and a grown stepson. When Anna abruptly postpones their rendezvous without explanation, Darrow concludes that she is no longer interested in him...

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Online and digital cultures are among the most personally gripping effects of globalisation in our increasingly networked world. While global multimedia culture may seem to endanger traditional folklore, there is no doubt that it creates new folklore as well.
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Foundations of Legal Negotiations. Studies in the Philosophy of Law vol. 8 - ebook/epub
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A collection of essays from the leading scholars in the field dealing with various dimensions of legal negotiations. The contributions concern the logical structure of legal negotiations, as well as the possible philosophical assumptions behind the process of negotiating. The collection covers also the problem of the economic mechanisms and the psychological underpinnings of negotiationg in the shadow of the law...

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This sixth volume of the Polish Yearbook of Law & Economics contains a collection of articles selected, following a separate review process, from papers delivered at 4th Polish Law & Economics Conference, which took place at the Warsaw School of Economics on October 23–24, 2015. About 70 scholars, students and practitioners were participants of this Conference organised by the Polish Association of Law & Economics (PSEAP) and Warsaw...




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Polish Yearbook of Law and Economics. Vol. 4 (2014) - ebook/pdf
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Człowiek w sytuacji nie tylko z perspektywy psychologa - ebook/pdf
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Recommended by Polish Association of Law and Economics

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The Filigree Ball - ebook/epub
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Anna Katharine Green
Ventigo Media

The Filigree Ball centers around the Moore mansion in Washington DC, a creepy house with a terrible library. Over several generations, three dead bodies have been found there on the hearthstone. Aside from bruises from the fall, there were no signs of violence. The police have inspected the death-dealing room and its sinister settee many times over and found no explanation. But its not all those bodies in the library that bring the police to the...

On Mathematics, Complexity and Life - ebook/pdf
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Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
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Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
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