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Responsible innovation 3 : a european agenda?.

Asveld, Lotte. Lavrijssen, Saskia. Linse, Kees. Swierstra, Tsjalling. van, Dam-Mieras Rietje.
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(2017)  | 9783319648330 | Springer | hbk. | book | vi, 256pp
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of current developments in the field of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Divided into three parts, the book first presents reflections on the concept of RI from various angles: how did it come about, who is involved and how might in be applied in various...

Ontologies of nature : continental perspectives and environmental reorientations.

Kuperus, Gerard. Oele, Marjolein.
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(2017)  | 9783319662350 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxi, 264pp
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This volume contains essays that offer both historical and contemporary views of nature, as seen through a hermeneutic, deconstructive, and phenomenological lens. It reaches back to Ancient Greek conceptions of physis in Homer and Empedocles, encompasses 13th century Zen master Dogen, and extends to...

Internal Perception: The Role of Bodily Information in Concepts and Word Mastery

Dellantonio, Sara.
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(2017)  | 9783662557617 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 366pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2017
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This book investigates how bodily information contributes to categorization processes for at least some conceptual classes and thus to the individual mastery of meanings for at least some word classes. The bodily information considered is mainly that provided by the so-called proprioceptive and interoceptive...

The hand : perception, cognition, action.

Bertolaso, Marta. Di, Stefano Nicola.
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(2017)  | 9783319668802 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 192pp
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Drawing on shared research experiences and collaborative projects, this book offers a broad and timely perspective on research on the hand and its current challenges. It especially emphasizes the interdisciplinary context in which researchers need to be trained in contemporary science. From language...

Pragmatic idealism and scientific prediction : a philosophical system and its approach to prediction in science.

GuillĂĄn, Amanda.
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(2017)  | 9783319630427 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 336pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This monograph analyzes Nicholas Rescher’s system of pragmatic idealism. It also looks at his approach to prediction in science. Coverage highlights a prominent contribution to a central topic in the philosophy and methodology of science.  The author offers a full characterization of Rescher’s system...

Making communism hermeneutical : reading vattimo and zabala.

Glyn-Williams, Owen. , Mazzini, Silvia.
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(2017)  | 9783319590196 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 261pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This book aims to provide fresh perspectives on Vattimo and Zabala’s groundbreaking foundational text, Hermeneutic Communism, from 2011. The contributors to this collection of essays explore various facets of Vattimo and Zabala’s “anarchic hermeneutics” and “weak communism” in order to investigate the...

Religious perspectives on bioethics and human rights.

Garcia, Alberto. Man, Kwan Kai. Tham, Joseph.
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(2017)  | 9783319584294 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxviii, 291pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This book deals with the thorny issue of human rights in different cultures and religions, especially in the light of bioethical issues. In this book, experts from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism and Confucianism discuss the tension between their religious traditions and the...

Psychosyntax : the nature of grammar and its place in the mind.

Pereplyotchik, David.
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(2017)  | 9783319600642 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxv, 302pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This volume examines two main questions: What is linguistics about? And how do the results of linguistic theorizing bear on inquiry in related fields, particularly in psychology? The book develops views that depart from received wisdom in both philosophy and linguistics. With regard to questions concerning...

Clinical ethics consultation toolkit.

Jiwani, Bashir.
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(2017)  | 9783319603773 | Springer | pbk. | book | xiii, 33pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This workbook is a companion to Clinical Ethics Consultation: A Practical Guide to Changing Culture, Building Capacity and Solving Problems Case by Case. The Toolkit lays out the process for clinical ethics consultation in a series of steps within five phases: Pre-Consult, Interviews, Mid-Consult, Consult...

Stakeholder engagement: clinical research cases.

Freeman, Ed. Kujala, Johanna. Sachs, Sybille.
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(2017)  | 9783319627847 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 400pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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This book offers a case-study approach to stakeholder theory that moves beyond theoretical analysis to the applied. As stakeholder theory has moved into the mainstream of management thinking in business ethics and a number of the management disciplines, there is an increasing need to explore the subtleties...

A structuralist perspective on pure and applied mathematics.

da, Silva Jairo JosĂŠ.
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(2017)  | 9783319630724 | Springer | hbk. | book | vii, 275pp
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This monograph offers a fresh perspective on the applicability of mathematics in science. It explores what mathematics must be so that its applications to the empirical world do not constitute a mystery. In the process, readers are presented with a new version of mathematical structuralism.The author...

Theories of the logos.

Bencivenga, Ermanno.
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(2017)  | 9783319633954 | Springer | hbk. | book | vii, 164pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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This book offers insight into the nature of meaningful discourse. It presents an argument of great intellectual scope written by an author with more than four decades of experience. Readers will gain a deeper understanding into three theories of the logos: analytic, dialectical, and oceanic. The author...

Religion and humor as emancipating provinces of meaning.

Barber, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9783319621890 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 231pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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?This book illustrates how non-pragmatic finite provinces of meaning emancipate one from pragmatic everyday pressures. Barber portrays everyday life originally, as including the interplay between intrinsic and imposed relevances, the unavoidable pursuit of pragmatic mastery, and the resulting tensions...

Introduction to anticipation studies.

Poli, Roberto.
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(2017)  | 9783319630212 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 275pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This book presents the theory of anticipation, and establishes anticipation of the future as a legitimate topic of research. It examines anticipatory behavior, i.e. a behavior that ‘uses’ the future in its actual decisional process. The book shows that anticipation violates neither the ontological order...

The abductive structure of scientific creativity : an essay on the ecology of cognition.

Magnani, Lorenzo.
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(2017)  | 9783319592558 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 230pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This book employs a new eco-cognitive model of abduction to underline the distributed and embodied nature of scientific cognition. Its main focus is on the knowledge-enhancing virtues of abduction and on the productive role of scientific models. What are the distinctive features that define the kind...

Clinical ethics consultation: a practical guide.

Jiwani, Bashir.
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(2017)  | 9783319603742 | Springer | pbk. | book | xiii, 58pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This book provides a careful and comprehensive, step-by-step method for providing clinical ethics consultation. This Guide can be applied in almost any healthcare setting and takes the reader from establishing an intake process and developing strategies for interviewing those involved in the situation,...

Reduction of chemistry to physics.

Hettema, Hinne.
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(2017)  | 9783319609096 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 295pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This monograph deals with the interrelationship between chemistry and physics, and especially the role played by quantum chemistry as a theory in between these two disciplines. The author uses structuralist approach to explore the overlap between the two sciences, looking at their theoretical and ontological...

Rethinking philosophers' responsibility.

Amir, Lydia.
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(2017)  | 9781443893664 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 341pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
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"Calling on philosophers as the custodians of rationality to reconsider their responsibility toward their communities and the state of civilization at large, this book considers philosophy to be a practical discipline. Largely foreign to philosophers and non-philosophers alike, this conception of philosophy...

Philosophy and the Mixed Race Experience

Botts, Tina Fernandes.
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(2017)  | 9781498509442 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | pbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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Philosophy and the Mixed Race Experience is a collection of essays byphilosophers about the mixed race experience. Each essay is meant to representone of three possible things: (1) what the philosopher sees as thephilosopher’s best work, (2) evidence of the possible impact of thephilosopher’s mixed...

A revised consent model for the transplantation of face and upper limbs: covenant consent.

Benedict, James L.
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(2017)  | 9783319563992 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 256pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book supports the emerging field of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) for face and upper-limb transplants by providing a revised, ethically appropriate consent model which takes into account what is actually required of facial and upper extremity transplant recipients. In place of...

Post-trial access to drugs in developing nations : global health justice.

Chiedu, Obi Evaristus.
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(2017)  | 9783319600260 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 307pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book begins the discourse on post-trial access to drugs in developing countries. Underlying ethical issues in global health inequalities and global health research serve as the context of the debate. Due to rampant allegations of violations of rights of research participants, especially in developing...

Gadamer on tradition - historical context and the limits of reflection.

Odenstedt, Anders.
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(2017)  | 9783319595566 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 240pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book discusses Gadamer's theory of context-dependence. Analytical and partly critical, the book also shows exegetical accuracy in the rendering of Gadamer's position. It explores the following questions that Gadamer's theory of context-dependence tries to answer: in what way is thought influenced...

Vis Vim Vi: declinations of force in Leibniz's dynamics.

Tho, Tzuchien.
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(2017)  | 9783319590530 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 144pp | Availability last checked: 20/7/2017
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This book presents a systematic reconstruction of Leibniz’s dynamics project (c. 1676-1700) that contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of the concepts of physical causality in Leibniz’s work and 17th century physics. It argues that Leibniz’s theory of forces privileges the causal relationship...

Over the human : post-humanism and the concept of animal epiphany.

Marchesini, Roberto.
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(2017)  | 9783319625805 | Springer | hbk. | book | vi, 160pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book presents a new way to understand human–animal interactions. Offering a profound discussion of topics such as human identity, our relationship with animals and the environment, and our culture, the author channels the vibrant Italian traditions of humanism, materialism, and speculative philosophy.The...

Ethics, Law and the Politics of Information: A Guide to the Philosophy of Luciano Floridi

Durante, Massimo.
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(2017)  | 9789402411485 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 6/10/2017
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This book provides a detailed discussion of the theoretical and practical implications of the change driven by ICTs. Such a change is often much more profound than an emphasis on information technology and society can capture, for not only does it bring about ethical and policy vacuums that call for...

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Vis Vim Vi: declinations of force in Leibniz's dynamics.

Tho, Tzuchien.
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(2017)  | 9783319590530 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 144pp | Availability last checked: 20/7/2017
AUD 189.95 (inc. GST), AUD 172.68 (ex. GST),
This book presents a systematic reconstruction of Leibniz’s dynamics project (c. 1676-1700) that contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of the concepts of physical causality in Leibniz’s work and 17th century physics. It argues that Leibniz’s theory of forces privileges the causal relationship...

 

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