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Living Well Now and in the FutureWhy Sustainability Matters

Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters

Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036009
eISBN:
9780262339100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036009.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The aim of this book is to provide an introduction to sustainability that does not simply synthesize diverse ideas about sustainability from a variety of fields, but is systematic, probing, and above ... More

Invisible MindFlexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Lasana T. Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035965
eISBN:
9780262339049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035965.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Why do people engage in pro and anti-social behaviour? Invisible Mind takes an interdisciplinary approach to address this question, among others, by focussing on the spontaneous psychological ability ... More

The Digital MindHow Science is Redefining Humanity

The Digital Mind: How Science is Redefining Humanity

Arlindo Oliveira

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036030
eISBN:
9780262338394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036030.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This book addresses the connections between computers, life, evolution, brains, and minds. Digital computers are recent and have changed our society. However, they represent just the latest way to ... More

What Algorithms WantImagination in the Age of Computing

What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

Ed Finn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035927
eISBN:
9780262338837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This book explores the cultural figure of the algorithm as it operates through contemporary digital culture. Drawing on sources that range from Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash to Diderot’s Encyclopédie, ... More

InnovatingA Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong

Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong

Luis Perez-Breva

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035354
eISBN:
9780262336680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035354.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Society celebrates innovation after the fact. It is a revisionist exercise, and little is said about how to innovate. Aspiring innovators are told to get a big idea and a team and build a ... More

New Romantic CyborgsRomanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine

New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine

Mark Coeckelbergh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035460
eISBN:
9780262343084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035460.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Most people assume that technology and romanticism are opposed. They share this assumption with many contemporary philosophers of technology, who tend to reduce romanticism to nostalgia. This book ... More

Social EconomicsCurrent and Emerging Avenues

Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues

Joan Costa-Font and Mario Macis (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035651
eISBN:
9780262337915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035651.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The growing field of social economics explores how individual behavior is affected by group-level influences, extending the approach of mainstream economics to include broader social motivations and ... More

Governing Complex SystemsSocial Capital for the Anthropocene

Governing Complex Systems: Social Capital for the Anthropocene

Oran R. Young

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035934
eISBN:
9780262338899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035934.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Governing for sustainability in a world of complex systems will require new social capital in the form of innovative steering mechanisms that differ in important respects from those familiar to us ... More

Cannabinoids and the Brain

Cannabinoids and the Brain

Linda A. Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Cannabinoids and the Brain introduces an informed general audience to the scientific discovery of the endocannabinoid system and recent preclinical research that explains its importance in brain ... More

Visual Phenomenology

Visual Phenomenology

Michael Madary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035453
eISBN:
9780262341783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035453.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The main argument of the book is as follows: (1) The descriptive premise: The phenomenology of vision is best described as an ongoing process of anticipation and fulfillment. (2) The empirical ... More

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