Philosophy, Computing and Information Science

Author: Ruth Hagengruber,Uwe Riss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317317556

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Over the last four decades computers and the internet have become an intrinsic part of all our lives, but this speed of development has left related philosophical enquiry behind. Featuring the work of computer scientists and philosophers, these essays provide an overview of an exciting new area of philosophy that is still taking shape.
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Knowledge Cultures

Comparative Western and African Epistemology

Author: Bert Hamminga,Yoweri Museveni,Anthony Appiah

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042019964

Category: Philosophy

Page: 147

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This volume compares the western ideas of knowledge with the African. It aims at creating a mirror through which the western knowledge culture can look at itself through an unusual and interesting angle. The culture of Sub-Saharan Africa is the substance from which we, in this book, have tried to construe an epistemological mirror.
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Knowledge and Faith

Author: Jan Salamucha

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042008946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 419

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Jan Salamucha was born on the 10th of June 1903 in Warsaw and murdered on the 11th of August 1944 in Warsaw during the Warsaw Uprising very early on in his scholarly career. He is the most original representative of the branch of the Lvov-Warsaw School known as the Cracow Circle. The Circle was a grouping of scholars who were interested in reconstructing scholasticism and Christian philosophy in general by means of mathematical logic. As Jan Lukasiewicz's successor in the area of logic and Konstanty Michalski's student in the area of the history of medieval thought, Salamucha had an excellent preparation for this task. His main achievements include a masterful logical analysis of the proof ex motu for the existence of God, a modern interpretation of analogical notions and a comprehensive approach to the problem of essence. He also contributed several historical studies: he examined Aristotle's theory of deduction (and found contradictions in it), he reconstructed William Ockham's propositional logic and established the authenticity of his treatise on insolubilia, and he identified the historical sources of the antinomies in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. He did not shy away from popularizing philosophy, and in that work he was able to elucidate rather than oversimplify the complexities of philosophy.
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Crítica

revista hispanoamericana de filosofía

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Knowledge Representation and Metaphor

Author: E. Cornell Way

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401579415

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychol ogy through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. The problems posed by metaphor and analogy are among the most challenging that confront the field of knowledge representation. In this study, Eileen Way has drawn upon the combined resources of philosophy, psychology, and computer science in developing a systematic and illuminating theoretical framework for understanding metaphors and analogies. While her work provides solutions to difficult problems of knowledge representation, it goes much further by investigating some of the most important philosophical assumptions that prevail within artificial intelligence today. By exposing the limitations inherent in the assumption that languages are both literal and truth-functional, she has advanced our grasp of the nature of language itself. J.R.F.
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Diálogos

revista del Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Puerto Rico

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

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The Economics of Structural Change in Knowledge

Author: Francesco Quatraro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113633808X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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This book provides an elaboration upon the concept of knowledge from an economic viewpoint. However this is not a book on economics of knowledge, at least not in the conventional sense. Most of the existing books on the matter have focused on the treatment of knowledge in terms of properties of knowledge as an economic good, incentive schemes for the creation of knowledge, issues about the codified/tacit nature of knowledge and the like.
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