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The Trouble with PleasureDeleuze and Psychoanalysis

The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Aaron Schuster

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262528597
eISBN:
9780262334150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262528597.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Is pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire? Or is desire itself fundamentally a matter of lack, absence, and loss? This is ... More

Truly Human EnhancementA Philosophical Defense of Limits

Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Nicholas Agar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026635
eISBN:
9780262318976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The transformative potential of genetic and cybernetic technologies to enhance human capabilities is most often either rejected on moral and prudential grounds or hailed as the future salvation of ... More

The Two Halves of the BrainInformation Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Kenneth Hugdahl and Rene Westerhausen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Hemispheric asymmetry is one of the basic aspects of perception and cognitive processing. The different functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain have been studied with renewed ... More

A Two-Tiered Theory of Control

A Two-Tiered Theory of Control

Idan Landau

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028851
eISBN:
9780262327251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028851.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book develops a theory of control whose central tenet is that control complements divide into two major types: One establishes control by logophoric anchoring, the other by predication. The ... More

Types and TokensOn Abstract Objects

Types and Tokens: On Abstract Objects

Linda Wetzel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013017
eISBN:
9780262259279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013017.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

There is a widely recognized but infrequently discussed distinction between the spatiotemporal furniture of the world (tokens) and the types of which they are instances. Words come in both types and ... More

Understanding Global CrisesAn Emerging Paradigm

Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Assaf Razin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This book aims at parsing and explaining some key forces that feature in every one of the global and regional financial crises and monetary crises that erupted in the world economy over the past ... More

Understanding Inflation and the Implications for Monetary PolicyA Phillips Curve Retrospective

Understanding Inflation and the Implications for Monetary Policy: A Phillips Curve Retrospective

Jeff Fuhrer, Yolanda K. Kodrzycki, Jane Sneddon Little, and Giovanni P. Olivei (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013635
eISBN:
9780262258784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013635.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In 1958, economist A. W. Phillips published an article describing what he observed to be the inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment; subsequently, the “Phillips curve” became a ... More

Undone ScienceSocial Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions

Undone Science: Social Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions

David J. Hess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035132
eISBN:
9780262336444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035132.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book examines research at the intersection of two literatures—social movement studies and science and technology studies—and it argues that it is now possible to develop a theoretical synthesis ... More

Unmaking the BombA Fissile Material Approach to Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation

Unmaking the Bomb: A Fissile Material Approach to Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation

Harold A. Feiveson, Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian, and Frank N. von Hippel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027748
eISBN:
9780262319188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027748.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The global stockpile, continued production and use of plutonium and highly enriched uranium – the fissile materials that are the essential ingredients of nuclear weapons – facilitates proliferation, ... More

Urban ModernityCultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revolution

Miriam R. Levin, Sophie Forgan, Martina Hessler, Robert H. Kargon, and Morris Low

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013987
eISBN:
9780262265935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013987.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the close of the nineteenth century, industrialization and urbanization marked the end of the traditional understanding of society as rooted in agriculture. This book examines the construction of ... More

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