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Actual Causality

Actual Causality

Joseph Y. Halpern

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035026
eISBN:
9780262336611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035026.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Causality plays a central role in the way people structure the world; we constantly seek causal explanations for our observations. But what does it even mean that an event C “actually caused” event ... More

Aesthetic AnimismDigital Poetry's Ontological Implications

Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry's Ontological Implications

David Jhave Johnston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034517
eISBN:
9780262334396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book offers a decoder for some of the new forms of poetry enabled by digital technology. Examining many of the strange technological vectors converging on language, it proposes a poetics ... More

Archive EverythingMapping the Everyday

Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday

Gabriella Giannachi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035293
eISBN:
9780262335416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035293.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book traces the evolution of the archive across the centuries by looking at primitive, Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian and contemporary archives. Crucially, the book evidences the fluidity and ... More

Between Preservation and ExploitationTransnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Kemi Fuentes-George

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034289
eISBN:
9780262333924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034289.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

When are transnational networks likely to convince policymakers in developing countries to adopt potentially costly environmental regulations for the good of managing biodiversity? Since most of the ... More

Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Neil Myler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A major question for linguistic theory concerns how the structure of sentences relates to their meaning. There is broad agreement in the field that there is some regularity in the way that lexical ... More

Complexity and EvolutionToward a New Synthesis for Economics

Complexity and Evolution: Toward a New Synthesis for Economics

David S Wilson and Alan Kirman (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035385
eISBN:
9780262337717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035385.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Two widely heralded yet contested approaches to economics have emerged in recent years. One follows an older, rather neglected approach which emphasizes evolutionary theory in terms of individuals ... More

Computational PsychiatryNew Perspectives on Mental Illness

Computational Psychiatry: New Perspectives on Mental Illness

A. David Redish and Joshua A. Gordon (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035422
eISBN:
9780262337854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035422.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychiatry is at a crossroads. Faced with challenges of diagnosis and treatment, it must balance analyses at both neurological and psychological levels. Issues of comorbidity, treatment stability, ... More

Concepts, Syntax, and Their InterfaceThe Theta System

Concepts, Syntax, and Their Interface: The Theta System

Tanya Reinhart

Martin Everaert and Marijana Marelj (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034135
eISBN:
9780262333177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The present book introduces one of Tanya Reinhart's major contributions to linguistic theory, namely the Theta System, a theory of the interface between the system of concepts and the linguistic ... More

Connectedness and ContagionProtecting the Financial System from Panics

Connectedness and Contagion: Protecting the Financial System from Panics

Hal S. Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034371
eISBN:
9780262332156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034371.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Dodd–Frank Act of 2010 was intended to reform financial policies in order to prevent another massive crisis such as the financial meltdown of 2008. Dodd–Frank is largely premised on the diagnosis ... More

Contiguity Theory

Contiguity Theory

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034425
eISBN:
9780262332330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034425.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Current Minimalist approaches to syntax claim that languages simply vary in the distribution of overt movement. Some languages have overt wh-movement, or EPP effects, or movement of the verb to T, ... More

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