Philosophy and Computing: Essays in Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Logic, and Ethics By Thomas M. Powers
Ross Brady, “Universal Logic”
Spirit of the Arts: Towards a Pneumatological Aesthetics of Renewal (Christianity and Renewal – Interdisciplinary Studies) by Steven Félix-Jäger
Herbert Marcuse, Andrew Feenberg, William Leiss – The Essential Marcuse: Selected Writings of Philosopher and Social Critic Herbert Marcuse
When Historiography Met Epistemology (History of Modern Science) by Stefano Bordoni
?Philosophy and Computing: Essays in Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Logic, and Ethics By Thomas M. Powers
English | EPUB | 2017 | 244 Pages | ISBN : 3319610422 | 1.02 MB
This book features papers from CEPE-IACAP 2015, a joint international conference focused on the philosophy of computing. Inside, readers will discover essays that explore current issues in epistemology, philosophy of mind, logic, and philosophy of science from the lens of computation. Coverage also examines applied issues related to ethical, social, and political interest.
The contributors first explore how computation has changed philosophical inquiry. Computers are now capable of joining humans in exploring foundational issues. Thus, we can ponder machine-generated explanation, thought, agency, and other quite fascinating concepts.
The papers are also concerned with normative aspects of the computer and information technology revolution. They examine technology-specific analyses of key challenges, from Big Data to autonomous robots to expert systems for infrastructure control and financial services.
The virtue of a collection that ranges over philosophical questions, such as this one does, lies in the prospects for a more integrated understanding of issues. These are early days in the partnership between philosophy and information technology. Philosophers and researchers are still sorting out many foundational issues. They will need to deploy all of the tools of philosophy to establish this foundation. This volume admirably showcases those tools in the hands of some excellent scholars.
?Ross Brady, “Universal Logic”
English | ISBN: 1575862565 | 2006 | 440 pages | PDF scan | 30 MB
Universal Logic conceptualizes a new logic, where the main inference connective is understood as ‘meaning containment’. Classical logic plays a restricted role, applying to ‘classical sentences’, while the new logic is studied in depth with chapters on semantics, proof theory, and properties. Based on this logic, simple consistency is proved for naive class theory, also in conjunction with ‘classical theories’ such as a Z-F-style set theory. This book shows how the main set-theoretic and semantic paradoxes can be solved in a systematic way, which is conceptualized independently of the paradoxes themselves.
?Spirit of the Arts: Towards a Pneumatological Aesthetics of Renewal (Christianity and Renewal – Interdisciplinary Studies) by Steven Félix-Jäger
English | 11 Dec. 2017 | ISBN: 331967918X | 239 Pages | PDF | 3.78 MB
A contribution to the field of theological aesthetics, this book explores the arts in and around the Pentecostal and charismatic renewal movements. It proposes a pneumatological model for creativity and the arts, and discusses different art forms from the perspective of that model. Pentecostals and other charismatic Christians have not sufficiently worked out matters of aesthetics, or teased out the great religious possibilities of engaging with the arts. With the flourishing of Pentecostal culture comes the potential for an equally flourishing artistic life. As this book demonstrates, renewal movements have participated in the arts but have not systematized their findings in ways that express their theological commitments―until now. The book examines how to approach art in ways that are communal, dialogical, and theologically cultivating.
?Herbert Marcuse, Andrew Feenberg, William Leiss – The Essential Marcuse: Selected Writings of Philosopher and Social Critic Herbert Marcuse
Published: 2007-03-01 | ISBN: 0807014338 | EPUB + MOBI | 296 pages | 1.72 MB
The Essential Marcuse provides an overview of Herbert Marcuse’s political and philosophical writing over four decades, with excerpts from his major books as well as essays from various academic journals. The most influential radical philosopher of the 1960s, Marcuse’s writings are noteworthy for their uncompromising opposition to both capitalism and communism. His words are as relevant to today’s society as they were at the time they were written.
?When Historiography Met Epistemology (History of Modern Science) by Stefano Bordoni
English | 2017 | ISBN: 9004315225 | 348 pages | PDF | 1,7 MB
In When Historiography Met Epistemology, Stefano Bordoni shows the emergence of sophisticated histories and philosophies of science in French speaking countries in the second half of the nineteenth century. That process involved mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, and was deeply linked to other processes that transformed the cultural and material landscape of Europe. In the literature, the emergence of the history and philosophy of science is chronologically associated with the turn of the twentieth century: the author points out that this meaningful starting point should be moved backwards. Since the 1860s, sophisticated histories of science and critical meta-theoretical remarks on scientific practice began to compete with naive historical reconstructions and dogmatic views on science.