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Advanced ManufacturingThe New American Innovation Policies

Advanced Manufacturing: The New American Innovation Policies

Willian B. Bonvillian and Peter L. Singer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037037
eISBN:
9780262343398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037037.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The United States lost almost one-third of its manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2010. As higher-paying manufacturing jobs are replaced by lower-paying service jobs, income inequality has been ... More

The Adventure

The Adventure

Giorgio Agamben

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
eISBN:
9780262345231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037594.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book charts a journey that ranges from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity as the ... More

AfflictedHow Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Nicole M. Piemonte

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

While many commentators have pointed to the lack of compassion and empathy in medicine, their critiques, for the most part, have not considered seriously the deeper philosophical, psychological, and ... More

American IlluminationsUrban Lighting, 1800-1920

American Illuminations: Urban Lighting, 1800-1920

David E. Nye

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037419
eISBN:
9780262344784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037419.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Illuminations originated in Renaissance Italy and spread to all the courts of Europe more than a century before oil lamps provided the first street lighting. The transition to gas after 1800 and to ... More

Authors, Users, and PiratesCopyright Law and Subjectivity

Authors, Users, and Pirates: Copyright Law and Subjectivity

James Meese

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037440
eISBN:
9780262344517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037440.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

How should we think about authorship, use and piracy in an era of media convergence? How does the growing focus on amateur creativity impact on existing legal and cultural understandings of around ... More

Beyond AusterityReforming the Greek Economy

Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Costas Meghir, Christopher A. Pissarides, Dimitri Vayanos, and Nikolaos Vettas (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262035835
eISBN:
9780262339216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

More than eight years after the global financial crisis began, the economy of Greece shows little sign of recovery, and its position in the eurozone seems tenuous. Between 2008 and 2014, incomes in ... More

Blue and GreenThe Drive for Justice at America's Port

Blue and Green: The Drive for Justice at America's Port

Scott L. Cummings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262036986
eISBN:
9780262343213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036986.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book is about the struggle over the future of work and the environment on the edge of the global economy. It traces the history of conflict in an industry that is not widely known, but sits at ... More

The Bodily SelfSelected Essays

The Bodily Self: Selected Essays

José Luis Bermúdez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037501
eISBN:
9780262344661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037501.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How can we be aware of ourselves both as physical objects and as thinking, experiencing subjects? What role does the experience of the body play in generating our sense of self? What is the role of ... More

A Brief History of the Verb To Be

A Brief History of the Verb To Be

Andrea Moro

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037129
eISBN:
9780262343602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037129.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Beginning with the early works of Aristotle, the interpretation of the verb to be runs through Western linguistic thought like Ariadne's thread. As it unravels, it becomes intertwined with ... More

Building the Intentional UniversityMinerva and the Future of Higher Education

Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education

Stephen M. Kosslyn and Ben Nelson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262037150
eISBN:
9780262343695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Higher education is in crisis. It is too expensive, ineffective, and impractical for many of the world’s students. But how would you reinvent it for the twenty-first century—how would you build it ... More

Can We Price Carbon?

Can We Price Carbon?

Barry G. Rabe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037952
eISBN:
9780262346580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037952.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Economists have argued for decades that the best way to address climate change is by placing a price on the carbon content of fossil fuels. But governments in North America and beyond have struggled ... 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

Changing Minds Changing ToolsFrom Learning Theory to Language Acquisition to Language Change

Changing Minds Changing Tools: From Learning Theory to Language Acquisition to Language Change

Vsevolod Kapatsinski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037860
eISBN:
9780262346313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037860.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Language acquisition has often been approached as an isolated domain subject to its own laws and driven by its own mechanisms. The working hypothesis of this book is that language acquisition is ... More

Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

James Meadowcroft and Daniel J. Fiorino (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Concepts are thought categories through which we apprehend the world; they enable, but also constrain, reasoning and debate and serve as building blocks for more elaborate arguments. This book traces ... More

The Continued Exercise of ReasonPublic Addresses by George Boole

The Continued Exercise of Reason: Public Addresses by George Boole

Brendan Dooley (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535007
eISBN:
9780262345576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535007.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

George Boole (1815–1864), remembered by history as the developer of an eponymous form of algebraic logic, can be considered a pioneer of the information age not only because of the application of ... More

The Cultural Nature of AttachmentContextualizing Relationships and Development

The Cultural Nature of Attachment: Contextualizing Relationships and Development

Heidi Keller and Kim A. Bard (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036900
eISBN:
9780262342872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036900.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is generally acknowledged that attachment relationships are important for infants and young children, but there is little clarity on what exactly constitutes such a relationship. Does it occur ... More

Demographic Change and Long-Run Development

Demographic Change and Long-Run Development

Matteo Cervellati and Uwe Sunde (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036627
eISBN:
9780262341660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036627.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Over the last two hundred years, mortality and fertility levels in the Western world have dropped to unprecedented levels. This demographic transition was accompanied by an economic transition that ... More

Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

Jessa Lingel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036214
eISBN:
9780262340151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036214.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Whether by accidental keystroke or deliberate tinkering, technology is often used in ways that are unintended and unimagined by its designers and inventors. In this book, Jessa Lingel offers an ... 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

Drawing Physics2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs

Drawing Physics: 2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs

Don S. Lemons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035903
eISBN:
9780262338745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035903.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Drawing Physics is a collection of 51 essays each one organized around a simple, informative, line drawing that conveys a key idea in the history of physics. The essays, each approximately 1000 words ... More

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