On Scientific Representation: From Kant to a New Philosophy by G. Boniolo

By G. Boniolo

Clinical recommendations, legislation, theories, types and proposal experiments are representations yet uniquely assorted. In On clinical illustration each one is given an entire philosophical exploration inside of an unique, coherent philosophical framework that's strongly rooted within the Kantian culture (Kant, Hertz, Vaihinger, Cassirer). via a revisionist ancient procedure, Boniolo indicates how the Kantian culture might help us renew and reconsider modern matters in epistemology and the philosophy of technological know-how.

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Dark Heart: Book I of Dragon's Disciple by Margaret Weis

By Margaret Weis

Someone,or something,is rippingthe hearts from residing males. Justinian, Lord Sterling, has lived for hundreds of years, serving an historical entity identified in simple terms because the Dragon. Immortality is Justin's gift. yet to maintain it, he needs to hold killing. Lt. Sandra McCormick is a committed cop, a loner whose task is her safe haven from a twisted prior. yet to maintain it, she needs to cease the killing.Two loners, each one stalking the opposite. every one destined to be the other's savior--and downfall. for romance, unforeseen, unstoppable, attracts them jointly. And love is the single vice the Dragon won't let . . .

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The Large Sieve and its Applications: Arithmetic Geometry, by E. Kowalski

By E. Kowalski

One of the smooth equipment used to check major numbers, the 'sieve' has been the most effective. initially conceived by way of Linnik in 1941, the 'large sieve' has constructed broadly because the Sixties, with a up to date awareness that the underlying rules have been able to purposes going way past leading quantity conception. This booklet develops a normal kind of sieve inequality, and describes its assorted functions, together with the examine of households of zeta features of algebraic curves over finite fields; mathematics homes of attribute polynomials of random unimodular matrices; homological homes of random 3-manifolds; and the typical variety of primes dividing the denominators of rational issues on elliptic curves. additionally lined intimately are the instruments of harmonic research used to enforce the varieties of the big sieve inequality, together with the Riemann speculation over finite fields, and estate (T) or estate (tau) for discrete teams.

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Mechanistic Images in Geometric Form by Jesper Lützen

By Jesper Lützen

This ebook supplies an research of Hertz's posthumously released 'Principles of Mechanics' in its philosophical, actual and mathematical context. In a interval of heated debates in regards to the actual origin of actual sciences, Hertz's publication used to be conceived and very hot as an unique and rigorous origin for a mechanistic learn application. Insisting law-like account of nature will require hypothetical unobservables, Hertz considered actual theories as (mental) photos of the realm instead of the real layout at the back of the phenomena. This lead the way for the fashionable notion of a version. Rejecting the idea that of strength as a coherent easy suggestion of physics he outfitted his mechanics on hidden lots (the ether) and inflexible connections, and formulated it as a brand new differential geometric language. lately many philosophers have studied Hertz's photos and historians of physics have mentioned his forceless mechanics. the current ebook indicates how those features, in addition to the hitherto ignored mathematical point, shape an built-in complete learn on electromagnetism. hence it's also a case learn of the powerful interactions among philosophy, physics and arithmetic. furthermore, the publication provides an research of the genesis of some of the significant parts of Hertz's mechanics in keeping with his manuscripts and drafts. Hertz's study courses was once lower brief by means of the arrival of relativity thought yet it truly is picture idea stimulated many philosophers in addition to a few physicists and mathematicians and its geometric shape had an enduring impression on complicated expositions of mechanics.

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Lord Valentine's Castle (The Majipoor Cycle, Book 1) by Robert K. Silverberg

By Robert K. Silverberg

The vintage Bestselling Saga through technological know-how Fiction Grand grasp Robert Silverberg

 

Lord Valentine’s Castle

He is a guy with out prior— a wanderer with out reminiscence of his origins. He calls himself Valentine. As a member of a motley crew of entertainers, he travels around the magical planet of Majipoor, continually hoping he'll meet a person who may give him again what he has lost.

And then, he starts to dream--and to obtain messages in these desires. Messages that inform him that he's excess of a typical vagabond—he is a lord, a king became out of his fortress. Now his travels have a purpose—to go back to his domestic, become aware of what enemy took his reminiscence, and declare the future that awaits him…

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Paragon Lost: A Chronicle of the King's Blades by Dave Duncan

By Dave Duncan

Many legends have emerged from the shadows of Ironhall, but without doubt none can surpass the greatness and glory predestined for Sir Beaumont—possessor of the purest and most powerful of hearts, and a brain as speedy, willing, and exact as his sword. however the day he units out within the provider of the aged Lord Wassail turns to a black one, and younger Beau's trip leads to horror and blood . . . and shame. Banished from the King's Blades, he now faces a grim destiny as a homeless pariah, a creature to be avoided and despised. yet redemption can come from unforeseen instructions and in unrecognizable guises. Approached in mystery by way of the mythical Durendal, now Grand grasp of the Order, the dishonored paragon is out there one final probability to win again his weapon and his position between his brothers in fingers. yet to take action, Beau needs to experience by myself again throughout the icy gates of Hell . . . and do conflict with the satan himself.

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Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo

Sensational, dramatic, choked with wealthy pleasure and packed with the sweep and violence of human passions, LES MISERABLES is not just incredible event yet a robust social record. the tale of ways the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to flee his earlier and reaffirm his humanity, in an international brutalized by means of poverty and lack of understanding, grew to become the gospel of the terrible and the oppressed.

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The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by J.R.R. Tolkien

By J.R.R. Tolkien

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudr?n is a previously unpublished paintings via J.R.R. Tolkien, written whereas Tolkien was once Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford throughout the Twenties and ‘30s, prior to he wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the earrings. It makes to be had for the 1st time Tolkien’s huge retelling in English narrative verse of the epic Norse stories of Sigurd the V?lsung and the autumn of the Niflungs. It contains an advent through J.R.R. Tolkien, drawn from one in every of his personal lectures on Norse literature, with remark and notes at the poems via Christopher Tolkien.

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