Body and Reality
Author: Jasper van Buuren
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Is materialism right to claim that the world of everyday-life experience - the phenomenal world - is nothing but an illusion produced in physical reality, notably in the brain? Or is Merleau-Ponty right when he defends the fundamental character of the phenomenal world while rejecting physical realism? Jasper van Buuren addresses these questions by exploring the nature of the body proper in Merleau-Ponty and Plessner, arguing that physical and phenomenal realism are not mutually exclusive but complementary. The argument includes a close examination of the relationships between scientific and pre-scientific perspectives, between living and non-living things, and between humans and animals.
Experiments in Ethics
Author: Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Introduction: The waterless moat -- The case against character -- The case against intuition -- The varieties of moral experience -- The ends of ethics.
Software systems contain redundant code that originated from the use of copy and paste. While such cloning may be beneficial in the short term as it accelerates development, it is frequently despised as a risk to maintainability and quality in the long term. Code clones are said to cause extra change effort, because changes have to be propagated to all copies. They are also suspected to cause bugs when the copied code fragments are changed inconsistently. These accusations may be plausible but are not based on empirical facts. Indeed, they are prejudice. In the recent past, science has started the endeavor to find empirical evidence to support the alleged effects of clones. In this thesis, we analyze the effects of clones from three different perspectives. First, we investigate whether clones do indeed increase the maintenance effort in real and long lived software systems. Second, we analyze potential reasons for the cases where clones do cause bugs. Third, we take a new perspective to the problem by measuring the effects of clones in a controlled experiment. This allows us to gather new insights by observing software developers during their work, whereas previous studies were based on historical data. With our work we aim to empirically find advice for practitioners how to deal with clones and, if necessary, to provide an empirical basis for tools that help developers to manage clones.
Advice, strong opinions, and personal revelations by the world's greatest writers - exclusively researched for this new book Featuring the most inspirational and insightful collection of quotes by writers through the ages and across the globe, Every Day a Word Surprises Me is the ideal keepsake for readers, writers, and everyone who appreciates the exquisite power of words. This carefully curated book, packed with original research, is a go-to resource for thoughts on a variety of subjects, including originality, punctuation, reading, daily routines, rejection, money troubles, the creative process, love, truth, and more. 'Every day a word surprises me' is a quotation from British neurologist and author Oliver Sacks. This collection is full of its own surprises and hard-earned advice - communicated with the eloquence and clarity that only the world's finest writers could summon.
Author: Annie Foret, Reinhard Muskens, Sylvain Pogodalla
Edited in collaboration with FoLLI, the Association of Logic, Language and Information, this book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Formal Grammar, FG 2017, collocated with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information in July 2017. The 9 contributed papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 14 submissions. The focus of papers are as follows: Formal and computational phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics Model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics Logical aspects of linguistic structure Constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar Learnability of formal grammar Integration of stochastic and symbolic models of grammar Foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar and linguistics Mathematical foundations of statistical approaches to linguistic analysis
The Sufi Book of Life
Author: Neil Douglas-Klotz
Part meditation book, part oracle, and part collection of Sufi lore, poetry, and stories, this "dervish handbook" is a guide to life and love updated for the 21st century.
Was ziehen wir heute an?
Author: Susanne Böse, Myriam Specht
Publisher: Hueber Verlag
"Head to toes, fingers to nose: do you know the names of all your body parts? With Lilith and Tom you'll learn to name them in two languages!"--Page 4 of cover.
Stay in Bed, Davy
Author: Brigitte Weninger, Marianne Martens
Publisher: North-South / Night Sky Books
When Davy feels sick, his friends offer to stay with him while the rest of his family visits Grandma's house, and his mother agrees under the condition that Davy stays in bed--but she does not say where the bed should stay.
Bijou, Die Findelkatze
Author: Ria Gersmeier, Carina Welly, Katja Kiefer, Pauline Elsenheimer
Publisher: Georg Olms
When Malte and Anna-Lena Braun discover a tortoiseshell kitten in their garden, they do not know where she comes from, but they quickly realize that she belongs with them.