Knowledge and Knowledge Systems:Learning from the Wonders of the Mind Eliezer Geisler
Change the way you see the world with a groundbreaking visual approach to the wonders of our planet. From Viking raiders and Samurai warriors to robotics and chemical reactions, amazing animals, the human body, the marvels of history, and more are visualized in incredible detail, inside and out, providing a mind-blowing introduction to every aspect of human knowledge. You´ll find yourself utterly absorbed as complex subjects become clear through engaging explanations, incredible illustrations, phenomenal photographs and jaw-dropping 3D images. This fully updated edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia will continue to fascinate young readers with its microscopic detail and amazing facts on tons of topics. Explore the universe, from the inside of an atom to enormous galaxies, then discover the explosive science behind a fireworks display. Take a look at what makes the human brain so special and find out how our bodies cells make energy. Journey through history from the earliest life forms to our hairiest ancestors and then right up to our world today.
Knowledge and its Limits presents a systematic new conception of knowledge as a kind of mental stage sensitive to the knower´s environment. It makes a major contribution to the debate between externalist and internalist philosophies of mind, and breaks radically with the epistemological tradition of analyzing knowledge in terms of true belief. The theory casts new light on such philosophical problems as scepticism, evidence, probability and assertion, realism and anti-realism, and the limits of what can be known. The arguments are illustrated by rigorous models based on epistemic logic and probability theory. The result is a new way of doing epistemology and a notable contribution to the philosophy of mind.
In this sequel to best-selling THE VISUAL MISCELLANEUM, author David McCandless reveals unexpected insights into how the world really works through stunning and unique visuals. McCandless creates displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their context and relationships, making information meaningful, entertaining, and beautiful. KNOWLEDGE IS BEAUTIFUL will offer a deeper, wide-ranging look at the world and its history, with more connectivity between the pages. Consisting of 20% crowd-sourced material, this is a project which will truly push the boundaries of books, and provide knowledge about our world in a way never seen before.
Knowledge Acquisition for Knowledge-Based Systems:7th European Workshop, EKAW´93, Toulouse and Caylus, France, September 6-10, 1993. Proceedings Lecture Notes in Computer Science Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Auflage 1993
Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management:18th International Conference, EKAW 2012, Galway City, Ireland, October 8-12, 2012, Proceedings Lecture Notes in Computer Science Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Auflage 2012
Human reasoning is remarkably shallow - in fact, our thinking and justifications just scratch the surface of the true complexity of the issues we deal with. The ability to think may still be the greatest wonder, but the way that individuals think is less than ideal. Sloman and Fernbach show that our intelligence resides not in individual brains but in the collective mind.
Michel Foucault has become famous for a series of books that have permanently altered our understanding of many institutions of Western society. He analyzed mental institutions in the remarkable Madness and Civilization; hospitals in The Birth of the Clinic; prisons in Discipline and Punish; and schools and families in The History of Sexuality. But the general reader as well as the specialist is apt to miss the consistent purposes that lay behind these difficult individual studies, thus losing sight of the broad social vision and political aims that unified them. Now, in this superb set of essays and interviews, Foucault has provided a much-needed guide to Foucault. These pieces, ranging over the entire spectrum of his concerns, enabled Foucault, in his most intimate and accessible voice, to interpret the conclusions of his research in each area and to demonstrate the contribution of each to the magnificent -- and terrifying -- portrait of society that he was patiently compiling. For, as Foucault shows, what he was always describing was the nature of power in society; not the conventional treatment of power that concentrates on powerful individuals and repressive institutions, but the much more pervasive and insidious mechanisms by which power ´´reaches into the very grain of individuals, touches their bodies and inserts itself into their actions and attitudes, their discourses, learning processes and everyday lives´´ Foucault´s investigations of prisons, schools, barracks, hospitals, factories, cities, lodgings, families, and other organized forms of social life are each a segment of one of the most astonishing intellectual enterprises of all time -- and, as this book proves, one which possesses profound implications for understanding the social control of our bodies and our minds.