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Imperfect Oracle

By Theodore L. Brown
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  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Isbn : 9780271073699
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Science
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Science and its offshoot, technology, enter into the very fabric of our society in so many ways that we cannot imagine life without them. We are surrounded by crises and debates over climate change, stem-cell research, AIDS, evolutionary theory and “intelligent design,” the use of DNA in solving crimes, and many other issues. Society is virtually forced to follow our natural tendency, which is to give great weight to the opinions of scientific experts. How is it that these experts have come to acquire such authority, and just how far does their authority reach? Does specialized knowledge entitle scientists to moral authority as well? How does scientific authority actually function in our society, and what are the countervailing social forces (including those deriving from law, politics, and religion) with which it has to contend? Theodore Brown seeks to answer such questions in this magisterial work of synthesis about the role of science in society. In Part I, he elucidates the concept of authority and its relation to autonomy, and then traces the historical growth of scientific authority and its place in contemporary American society. In Part II, he analyzes how scientific authority plays out in relation to other social domains, such as law, religion, government, and the public sphere.

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These two volumes elucidate the manner in which there emerged, on the North China plain, hierarchically structured, functionally specialized social institutions organized on a political and territorial basis during the second millennium b.c. They describe the way in which, during subsequent centuries, these institutes were diffused through much of the rest of North and Central China. Author Paul Wheatley equates the emergence of the ceremonial center, as evidenced in Shang China, with a functional and developmental stage in urban genesis, and substantiates his argument with comparative evidence from the Americas, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Yoruba territories. The Origins and Character of the Ancient Chinese City seeks in small measure to help redress the current imbalance between our knowledge of the contemporary, Western-style city on the one hand, and of the urbanism characteristic of the traditional world on the other. Those aspects of urban theory which have been derived predominantly from the investigation of Western urbanism, are tested against, rather than applied to ancient China. The Origins and Character of the Ancient Chinese City examines the cosmological symbolism of the Chinese city, constructed as a world unto itself. It suggests, with a wealth of argument and evidence, that this cosmo-magical role underpinned the functional unity of the city everywhere, until new bases for urban life began to develop in the Hellenistic world. Whereas the majority of previous investigations into the nature of the Chinese city have been undertaken from the standpoint of elites, The Origins and Character of the Ancient Chinese City has adopted a point of view closer to that of the social scientist than the geographer.

Automata, Languages and Programming

By Luca Aceto,Ivan Damgaard,Leslie Ann Goldberg,Magnus M. Halldorsson,Anna Ingolfsdottir,Igor Walukiewicz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9783540705758
  • Pages : 896
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 871
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The two-volume set LNCS 5125 and LNCS 5126 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 35th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, ICALP 2008, held in Reykjavik, Iceland, in July 2008. The 126 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 407 submissions. The papers are grouped in three major tracks on algorithms, automata, complexity and games, on logic, semantics, and theory of programming, and on security and cryptography foundations. LNCS 5125 contains 70 contributions of track A selected from 269 submissions as well as 2 invited lectures. The papers are organized in topical sections on complexity: boolean functions and circuits, data structures, random walks and random structures, design and analysis of algorithms, scheduling, codes and coding, coloring, randomness in computation, online and dynamic algorithms, approximation algorithms, property testing, parameterized algorithms and complexity, graph algorithms, computational complexity, games and automata, group testing, streaming, and quantum, algorithmic game theory, and quantum computing.

The Origins and Character of the Ancient Chinese City, Volume 1

By Paul Wheatley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Isbn : 9780202367682
  • Pages : 364
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 665
  • File Pdf: the-origins-and-character-of-the-ancient-chinese-city-volume-1.pdf

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These two volumes elucidate the manner in which there emerged, on the North China plain, hierarchically structured, functionally specialized social institutions organized on a political and territorial basis during the second millennium b.c. They describe the way in which, during subsequent centuries, these institutes were diffused through much of the rest of North and Central China. Author Paul Wheatley equates the emergence of the ceremonial center, as evidenced in Shang China, with a functional and developmental stage in urban genesis, and substantiates his argument with comparative evidence from the Americas, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Yoruba territories. The Origins and Character of the Ancient Chinese City seeks in small measure to help redress the current imbalance between our knowledge of the contemporary, Western-style city on the one hand, and of the urbanism characteristic of the traditional world on the other. Those aspects of urban theory which have been derived predominantly from the investigation of Western urbanism, are tested against, rather than applied to ancient China. The Origins and Character of the Ancient Chinese City examines the cosmological symbolism of the Chinese city, constructed as a world unto itself. It suggests, with a wealth of argument and evidence, that this cosmo-magical role underpinned the functional unity of the city everywhere, until new bases for urban life began to develop in the Hellenistic world. Whereas the majority of previous investigations into the nature of the Chinese city have been undertaken from the standpoint of elites, The Origins and Character of the Ancient Chinese City has adopted a point of view closer to that of the social scientist than the geographer. Paul Wheatley was professor and chairman of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He was most famous for his work dealing with comparative urban civilization. Some of his books include The Places Where Men Pray Together: Cities in Islamic Lands, 7th to 10th Centuries; Nagara and Commandery, Origins of the Southeast Asian Urban Traditions; and The Management of Success: The Moulding of Modern Singapore (with K. S. Sandhu).

Oracle Performance Survival Guide

By Guy Harrison
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Isbn : 9780137000500
  • Pages : 768
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 708
  • File Pdf: oracle-performance-survival-guide.pdf

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Oracle Performance Survival Guide A Systematic Approach to Database Optimization The fast, complete, start-to-finish guide to optimizing Oracle performance Oracle Performance Survival Guide offers a structured, systematic, start-to-finish methodology for optimizing Oracle performance as efficiently as possible. Leading Oracle expert Guy Harrison shows how to maximize your tuning investment by focusing on causes rather than symptoms, and by quickly identifying the areas that deliver the greatest “bang for the buck.” Writing for DBAs and developers with all levels of experience, Harrison covers every area of Oracle performance management, from application design through SQL tuning, contention management through memory and physical IO management. He also presents up-to-the-minute guidance for optimizing the performance of the Oracle 11g Release 2. You’ll start by mastering Oracle structured performance tuning principles and tools, including techniques for tracing and monitoring Oracle execution. Harrison illuminates the interaction between applications and databases, guides you through choosing tuning tools, and introduces upfront design techniques that lead to higher-performance applications. He also presents a collection of downloadable scripts for reporting on all aspects of database performance. Coverage includes • “Tuning by layers,” the most effective, highest-value approach to Oracle performance optimization • Making the most of Oracle’s core tools for tracing, monitoring, and diagnosing performance • Highly efficient database logical and physical design, indexing, transaction design, and API use • SQL and PL/SQL tuning, including the use of parallel SQL techniques • Minimizing contention for locks, latches, shared memory, and other database resources • Optimizing memory and physical disk IO • Tuning Real Application Cluster (RAC) databases guyharrison.net informit.com/ph

Advances in Cryptology - CRYPTO 2001

By Joe Kilian
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9783540446477
  • Pages : 604
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 347
  • File Pdf: advances-in-cryptology-crypto-2001.pdf

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Crypto 2001, the 21st Annual Crypto conference, was sponsored by the Int- national Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy and the Computer Science Department of the University of California at Santa Barbara. The conference received 156 submissions, of which the program committee selected 34 for presentation; one was later withdrawn. These proceedings contain the revised versions of the 33 submissions that were presented at the conference. These revisions have not been checked for correctness, and the authors bear full responsibility for the contents of their papers. The conference program included two invited lectures. Mark Sherwin spoke on, \Quantum information processing in semiconductors: an experimentalist’s view." Daniel Weitzner spoke on, \Privacy, Authentication & Identity: A recent history of cryptographic struggles for freedom." The conference program also included its perennial \rump session," chaired by Stuart Haber, featuring short, informal talks on late{breaking research news. As I try to account for the hours of my life that ?ew o to oblivion, I realize that most of my time was spent cajoling talented innocents into spending even more time on my behalf. I have accumulated more debts than I can ever hope to repay. As mere statements of thanks are certainly insu cient, consider the rest of this preface my version of Chapter 11.

Oracle's War

By David Hair,Cath Mayo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Isbn : 9781788632805
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 333
  • File Pdf: oracle-s-war.pdf

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Gods and mortals collide in the thrilling second instalment in the historical Greek fantasy the Olympus Series. When Prince Odysseus is sent on a quest to recover his family honour, he’s led to Delos where a mysterious new prophecy has captivated the gods. Caught in a tangled web of intrigue, he discovers that this prophecy is tied to his own destiny and the fate of his patron goddess, Athena. With the future of his people hanging by a thread, Odysseus, the daemon Bria, the hero Diomedes and a small band of loyal Ithacans, must unveil the truth before it’s too late. But opposing them is Tiresias, the greatest seer of the age, who will do anything to burn his own vision onto the face of history. Caught between the prophecy, the gods and his mortal enemies, Odysseus must start a war: one that may be impossible to win... Oracle’s War, second in the epic Olympus Series, is perfect for fans of David Gemmell and Madeline Miller.

Perfectly Imperfect

By Baron Baptiste
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Isbn : 9781401948771
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reads : 873
  • File Pdf: perfectly-imperfect.pdf

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A little over a decade ago, Baron Baptiste published his seminal book, Journey into Power. The first of its kind, it introduced the world to Baptiste Yoga, his signature method that marries a lifetime of studying with some of the world’s most renowned yoga masters with his uniquely powerful approach to inner and outer transformation. Since then, yoga has steadily moved into the mainstream in our culture, and Baron’s unique contribution has played a key role. As millions of participants incorporate yoga into their daily lives, Baron’s teachings have evolved to bring them even deeper into their own transformative possibilities. Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice takes readers beyond the foundations of the practice by speaking to everything that happens in their bodies and minds after they get into a yoga pose. That is where the true transformation occurs, and where much rich spiritual and emotional growth is available. Readers will learn how to move through their lives with grace and flow, begin again when a situation becomes difficult, "be a yes" for their innermost desires, give up what they must, follow their intuition, and find their truth north. With his signature blend of boldness, insightfulness, humor, and warmth, Baron offers what is destined to be an instant classic in the yoga and meditation world. With Perfectly Imperfect, he proves once again to be a true yoga master for the modern world.

Autorità e democrazia

By Roberto Luppi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Armando Editore
  • Isbn : 9791259841230
  • Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 919
  • File Pdf: autorità-e-democrazia.pdf

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Il volume mira ad esplorare il reciproco intrecciarsi di quattro concetti, autorità, democrazia, pluralismo ed educazione, le cui forme si trovano oggi in continuo mutamento, così come lo è - per certi versi - la definizione. L'obiettivo del lavoro è quello di problematizzare e sviscerare da una pluralità di prospettive il rapporto tra questi concetti, contrastando chiunque proponga la messa all'indice dell'idea di autorità, attraverso ad esempio il suo appaiamento con quella di autoritarismo, così come coloro i quali si prefiggano invece di replicarne le forme ereditate dal passato senza alcuna volontà di aggiornamento. L'autorità di oggi non è quella tramandataci dalla classicità, ma non è nemmeno un sinonimo di autoritarismo; si tratta piuttosto di un qualcosa di nuovo, da esaminare ed esplorare tanto dal punto di vista teorico quanto nelle sue manifestazioni pratiche. Ciò viene fatto in questo volume mettendo in dialogo l'idea di autorità con i concetti menzionati di democrazia, pluralismo ed educazione.