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Artificial Chemistries

Artificial Chemistries

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The field of Artificial Life (ALife) is now firmly established in the scientific world, but it has yet to achieve one of its original goals: an understanding of the emergence of life on Earth. The ... More

At War with the WeatherManaging Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The United States and other nations are facing large-scale risks at an accelerating rhythm. In 2005, three major hurricanes—Katrina, Rita, and Wilma—made landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast within a ... More

Augmented LearningResearch and Design of Mobile Educational Games

Augmented Learning: Research and Design of Mobile Educational Games

Eric Klopfer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113151
eISBN:
9780262277297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113151.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

New technology has brought with it new tools for learning, and research has shown that the educational potential of video games resonates with scholars, teachers, and students alike. This book ... More

Austere RealismContextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Austere Realism: Contextual Semantics Meets Minimal Ontology

Terence E. Horgan and Matjaž Potrč

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083768
eISBN:
9780262275682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083768.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book describes and defends an ontological-cum-semantic position, asserting that the right ontology is minimal or austere, in that it excludes numerous common-sense posits, and that statements ... More

Banking on DemocracyFinancial Markets and Elections in Emerging Countries

Banking on Democracy: Financial Markets and Elections in Emerging Countries

Javier Santiso

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019002
eISBN:
9780262313704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019002.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Politics matter for financial markets and financial markets matter for politics, and nowhere is this relationship more apparent than in emerging markets. This book investigates the links between ... More

Bayesian BrainProbabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding

Bayesian Brain: Probabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding

Kenji Doya, Shin Ishii, Alexandre Pouget, and Rajesh P.N. Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042383
eISBN:
9780262294188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042383.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

A Bayesian approach can contribute to an understanding of the brain on multiple levels, by giving normative predictions about how an ideal sensory system should combine prior knowledge and ... More

Becoming Human"The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality"

Becoming Human: "The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality"

Jennifer Greenwood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029780
eISBN:
9780262329828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029780.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Contemporary orthodoxy in philosophy and psychology of emotion construes emotions as falling into two distinct groups, one being largely innate, the Basic Emotions and, the other, being largely ... More

Being AmoralPsychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Thomas Schramme (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychopathy has been the subject of investigations in both philosophy and psychiatry and yet the conceptual issues remain largely unresolved. This volume approaches psychopathy by considering the ... More

Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better DecisionsEnvisioning Health Care 2020

Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020

Gerd Gigerenzer and J.A. Muir Gray (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016032
eISBN:
9780262298957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Contrary to popular opinion, one of the main problems in providing uniformly excellent health care is not lack of money but lack of knowledge—on the part of both doctors and patients. The studies in ... More

Better Than Conscious?Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications For Institutions

Better Than Conscious?: Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications For Institutions

Christoph Engel and Wolf Singer (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262195805
eISBN:
9780262272353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Conscious control enables human decision makers to override routines, to exercise willpower, to find innovative solutions, to learn by instruction, to decide collectively, and to justify their ... More

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