A Matter of Chance Level 4 Intermediate Book with Audio CDs (2) Pack

A Matter of Chance Level 4 Intermediate Book with Audio CDs (2) Pack

Author: David A. Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521686210

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

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Modern, original fiction for learners of English. Paul Morris's happy life in Italy changes when his wife dies suddenly. He develops a relationship with Sandra, a friend at work, but everything is not as it seems. How can Sandra afford such an expensive car? And why does she keep making mysterious phone calls? Soon Paul is involved in international crime and a thrilling car chase across Europe.

A Matter of Chance Level 4

A Matter of Chance Level 4

Author: David A. Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521775523

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 84

View: 540

Modern, original fiction for learners of English. Paul Morris's happy life in Italy changes when his wife dies suddenly. He develops a relationship with Sandra, a friend at work, but everything is not as it seems. How can Sandra afford such an expensive car? And why does she keep making mysterious phone calls? Soon Paul is involved in international crime and a thrilling car chase across Europe.

The Matter of Chance

The Matter of Chance

Author: D. H. Mellor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521615984

Category: Mathematics

Page: 214

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Statistical techniques and theories have become widely applied in the physical, biological and social sciences. This book deals not so much with statistical methods as with the central concept of chance, or statistical probability, which statistical theories apply to nature.

The Non-existence of God

The Non-existence of God

Author: Nicholas Everitt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415301076

Category: Philosophy

Page: 358

View: 368

Arguments for the existence of God have taken many different forms over the centuries: in The Non-Existence of God, Everitt considers all the arguments and examines the role that reason and knowledge play in the debate over God's existence.

Christian Apologetics

Christian Apologetics

Author: Chad V. Meister

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310589686

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 263

For the first time in over one hundred years, the significant writings of history’s most notable Christian apologists are available in one ebook. The Anthology of Christian Apologetics seeks to represent a broad Christian spectrum, ranging from those as early as Saint Paul and Saint Augustine, Saint Teresa of Avila and Blaise Pascal, to more recent and present day apologists such as C. S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, Richard Swinburne, and Pope Benedict XVI. Over fifty entries address key issues in the history of Christian apologetics. Introductions provide general overviews and guides to the topical arrangements of these issues. Photographs of the major apologists enliven the work and concise section headings clearly organize the material. Discussion questions, annotated reading lists, a bibliography, and author and subject indexes contribute to the suitability of this anthology as a textbook or supplemental reader. People interested in Christian thought, history, apologetics, philosophy, theology, or religion will find that the scope and depth of this anthology makes it an authoritative reference for key persons, concepts, issues, and approaches in the history of Christian apologetics.

Aspects of Agency

Aspects of Agency

Author: Alfred R. Mele

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190659974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 265

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The libertarian theory of free will combines a negative thesis and a positive thesis. The negative thesis is that free will is incompatible with determinism. The positive thesis is that there are actions that involve exercises of free will---'free actions, ' for short. While remaining neutral on this negative thesis, Aspects of Agency develops a detailed version of the positive thesis that represents paradigmatically free actions as indeterministically caused by their proximal causes and pays special attention to decisions so instigated. The bulk of Mele's work is a masterful defense of a positive libertarian thesis against objections to theses of its kind. Aspects of Agency includes solutions to problems about luck and control that are widely discussed in the literature on free will and moral responsibility. The seven chapters on free will are preceded by an introductory chapter and three chapters on central issues in the philosophy of action that bear on standard treatments of free will: deciding to act, agents' abilities, and commitments of a causal theory of action explanation.

Integrative Problem-Solving in a Time of Decadence

Integrative Problem-Solving in a Time of Decadence

Author: George Christakos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048198900

Category: Science

Page: 527

View: 868

Presents a unique study of Integrative Problem-Solving (IPS). The consideration of 'Decadence' is essential in the scientific study of environmental and other problems and their rigorous solution, because the broad context within which the problems emerge can affect their solution. Stochastic reasoning underlines the conceptual and methodological framework of IPS, and its formulation has a mathematical life of its own that accounts for the multidisciplinarity of real world problems, the multisourced uncertainties characterizing their solution, and the different thinking modes of the people involved. Only by interpolating between the full range of disciplines (including stochastic mathematics, physical science, neuropsychology, philosophy, and sociology) and the associated thinking modes can scientists arrive at a satisfactory account of problem-solving, and be able to distinguish between a technically complete problem-solution, and a solution that has social impact.

Free Will

Free Will

Author: Derk Pereboom

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603848862

Category: Philosophy

Page: 405

View: 944

A unique anthology featuring contributions to the dispute over free will from Aristotle to the twenty-first century, Derk Pereboom's volume presents the most thoughtful positions taken in this crucial debate and discusses their consequences for free will's traditional corollary, moral responsibility. The Second Edition retains the organizational structure that made its predecessor the leading anthology of its kind, while adding major new selections by such philosophers as Spinoza, Reid, John Martin Fischer, Robert Kane, Galen Strawson, and Timothy O'Connor. Hackett Readings in Philosophy is a versatile series of compact anthologies, each devoted to a topic of traditional interest. Selections include classical, modern, and contemporary writings chosen for their elegance of exposition and success at stimulating thought and discussion.

Evil Or Ill?

Evil Or Ill?

Author: Lawrie Reznek

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415166997

Category: Law

Page: 344

View: 204

Was the serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer an evil man responsible for his murders? Or was he an innocent victim of psychiatric illness? Lawrie Reznek addresses these questions and more in his controve rsial investigation of the insanity defence.

New Deal Modernism

New Deal Modernism

Author: Michael Szalay

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822325624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

View: 897

DIVArgues that the writers of the 30s and 40s--Hemingway, Ayn Rand, John Dos Passos, Gertrude Stein, Richard Wright, Wallace Stevens et al. -- identified and understood the formal problems of literary modernism through an idea of the social and an idiom of s/div