I Think Therefore I Laugh

Author: John Allen Paulos
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231119153
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The preeminent explicator of mathematical logic to non-mathematicians, John Allen Paulos is familiar to general readers not only from his bestselling books but also from his media appearances, including The David Letterman Show and National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" and "Science Friday," as well as articles in Newsweek, Nature, Discover, Business Week, the New York Times Book Review, The Nation, New York Review of Books, and The London Review of Books. Paulos originally wrote this charming little book on analytic logic, its mathematics, and its puzzles in 1985. And as in his later books, he uses jokes, stories, parables, and anecdotes to elucidate difficult concepts, in this case, some of the fundamental problems in modern philosophy.

Applied MANOVA and Discriminant Analysis

Author: Carl J. Huberty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471789461
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A complete introduction to discriminant analysis--extensively revised, expanded, and updated This Second Edition of the classic book, Applied Discriminant Analysis, reflects and references current usage with its new title, Applied MANOVA and Discriminant Analysis. Thoroughly updated and revised, this book continues to be essential for any researcher or student needing to learn to speak, read, and write about discriminant analysis as well as develop a philosophy of empirical research and data analysis. Its thorough introduction to the application of discriminant analysis is unparalleled. Offering the most up-to-date computer applications, references, terms, and real-life research examples, the Second Edition also includes new discussions of MANOVA, descriptive discriminant analysis, and predictive discriminant analysis. Newer SAS macros are included, and graphical software with data sets and programs are provided on the book's related Web site. The book features: Detailed discussions of multivariate analysis of variance and covariance An increased number of chapter exercises along with selected answers Analyses of data obtained via a repeated measures design A new chapter on analyses related to predictive discriminant analysis Basic SPSS(r) and SAS(r) computer syntax and output integrated throughout the book Applied MANOVA and Discriminant Analysis enables the reader to become aware of various types of research questions using MANOVA and discriminant analysis; to learn the meaning of this field's concepts and terms; and to be able to design a study that uses discriminant analysis through topics such as one-factor MANOVA/DDA, assessing and describing MANOVA effects, and deleting and ordering variables.

Philosophy and The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy

Author: N. Joll
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230392652
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy provides an excellent way of looking at some intriguing issues in philosophy, from vegetarianism and Artificial Intelligence to God, space and time. This is an entertaining yet thought provoking volume for students, philosophers and fans of The Hitchhiker's series.

There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book Revised and Expanded Again

Author: Robert M. Martin
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1460402049
Format: PDF
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As this book richly and entertainingly demonstrates, philosophy is as much the search for the right questions as it is the search for the right answers. Robert M. Martin’s popular collection of philosophical puzzles, paradoxes, jokes, and anecdotes is updated and expanded in this third edition, with dozens of new entries.

Laughing Matters

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Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
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Laughing Matters showcases how a range of contemporary writers including Jon Stewart and David Sedaris craft persuasive arguments, using humor to make their case while entertaining the reader.

On Bergson

Author: Richard Bilsker
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN:
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This short, accessible guide provides an introduction to the thought of Henri Louis Bergson, with chapters on his major works and a bibliography, but no index. Bilsker teaches philosophy at the College of Southern Maryland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The Firm of the Future

Author: Paul Dunn
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
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Provides accountants in small and medium sized firms the tool to expand services beyond attest and compliance functions. Shows how to transition to other professional services that clients value. Provides a pro-forma business plan for mapping a three to five year plan for the transition to a successful practice. Positions consulting as an extension to traditional services, not just an alternative. Includes many real world examples of accountants who have made a successful transition to new services, discussing the challenges and the results achieved. Focuses on quality of life issues and how to get there.

Irreligion

Author: John Allen Paulos
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN:
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Argues that there is no logical reason to believe in God, refuting twelve important arguments commonly proposed to prove the existence of God, while offering commentary on such topics as the nature of miracles, cognitive illusions, and creationist probabi

Invariances

Author: Robert Nozick
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674006317
Format: PDF
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Casting cultural controversies in a whole new light, an eminent philosopher presents bold, new theories that take into account scientific advances in physics, evolutionary biology, economics, and cognitive neurosience.