Category: Essays

Dynamic Modeling, Empirical Macroeconomics, and Finance: by Lucas Bernard

By Lucas Bernard

This edited quantity, with contributions via region specialists, bargains discussions on a number evolving themes in economics and social improvement. At heart are vital concerns crucial to sustainable improvement, financial progress, technological switch, the economics of weather switch, commodity markets, lengthy wave concept, non-linear dynamic types, and boom-bust cycles. this can be an exceptional reference for tutorial economists drawn to rising parts of empirical macroeconomics and finance. For coverage makers and curious readers alike, it's also an excellent advent to the commercial considering those that search a holistic and all-compassing strategy in financial concept and coverage. having a look into new facts and method, this booklet bargains clean techniques in a post-crisis atmosphere. Set in a profound knowing of the various currents in the many traditions of monetary concept, this e-book pushes the proven frontiers of financial pondering. it truly is devoted to a number one pupil within the parts lined during this ebook, Willi Semmler.

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Dinge befremden: Essays zu materieller Kultur by Julia Reuter, Oliver Berli

By Julia Reuter, Oliver Berli

Dinge verraten etwas über Gesellschaften und ihre Mitglieder. Sie repräsentieren Wissen und Geschichte(n), verdichten Identitätserfahrungen und markieren sowohl Zugehörigkeiten wie auch Abgrenzungen. Dinge weisen über sich hinaus, sie tragen Bedeutungen in sich, die im Umgang mit ihnen zum Leben erweckt werden. Der Essayband richtet gezielt einen ‚befremdenden‘ Blick auf Artefakte des Alltags, die eher selten Gegenstand kultur- und sozialwissenschaftlicher Reflexion werden, wie etwa Musikinstrumente und -produkte, Nahrungsmittel und Esswerkzeuge, Kleidungsstücke oder Kommunikationsmittel. Diese werden zum Ausgangspunkt genommen, um über die Personen, die mit ihnen umgehen, ihre Beziehungen zueinander und ihre gesellschaftlichen Vorstellungen, die sie dabei leiten, nachzudenken.

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Truth or Consequences: Essays in Honor of Nuel Belnap by Dorothy Grover (auth.), J. Michael Dunn, Anil Gupta (eds.)

By Dorothy Grover (auth.), J. Michael Dunn, Anil Gupta (eds.)

The essays during this assortment are written through scholars, colleagues, and buddies of Nuel Belnap to honor him on his 60th birthday. Our unique plan used to be to incorporate items from fonner scholars merely, yet we have now deviated from this ever so just a little for numerous own and useful purposes. Belnap's learn accomplishments are quite a few and renowned: He has based (together with Alan Ross Anderson) an entire department of good judgment often called "relevance logic." He has made contributions of primary significance to the good judgment of questions. His paintings in modal good judgment, fonnal pragmatics, and the speculation of fact has been hugely influential. And the checklist is going on. Belnap's accomplishments as a instructor also are unusual and popular yet, by way of advantage of the fundamental privateness of the instructing courting, no longer so good understood. we want to mirror a bit on what makes him such an excellent teacher.

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Nothing: Surprising Insights Everywhere from Zero to by Jeremy Webb

By Jeremy Webb

Incredible discoveries from the perimeter of the universe to the internal workings of our minds—all from nothing!

It seems that just about not anything is as curious—or as enlightening—as, good, not anything. what's nothingness? the place can or not it's chanced on?

The writers of the world's top-selling technology journal investigate—from the massive bang, darkish strength, and the void to superconductors, vestigial organs, hypnosis, and the placebo effect—and notice that knowing not anything could be the key to knowing everything:
• What got here earlier than the massive band, and may our universe end?
• How may perhaps cooling topic down nearly to absolute 0 support clear up our strength crisis?
• How can a person be afflicted by a fake prognosis as if it have been true?
• Does nothingness even exist?
Recent experiments recommend that squeezing an ideal vacuum by some means creates light.

Why is it unfair to accuse sloth—animals who do nothing—of being lazy? And more!
Contributors Paul Davies, Jo Marchant, and Ian Stewart, in addition to former editors of Nature and sixteen different major writers and scientists, marshal up to date learn to make onf ot he so much complicated nation-states in technological know-how dazzlingly transparent. arrange to be surprised at how even more there's to not anything than you ever discovered.

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Knights of the Cross by Tom Harper

By Tom Harper

The drawback of the 1st campaign is the strong backdrop to this gripping novel of intrigue, sacrifice, savagery and holy conflict — from the writer of The Mosaic of Shadows.The yr is 1098: Having routed the Turks, the armies of the 1st campaign reclaim Asia Minor for Christendom. that's, until eventually their improve is halted at the Syrian border ahead of the impregnable partitions of Antioch. As wintry weather attracts on, they're pressured to endure a fruitless, interminable siege, gnawed by way of starvation and taunted by means of the Turkish defenders. Then, whilst divisions look among the leaders of the campaign and the lads they lead; and among the Westerners and the accompanying Byzantine forces, the full campaign is at the verge of collapse.In the midst of the distress, a Norman knight, Drogo, is located murdered. The ruthlessly bold Lord Bohemond, suspecting his rival count number Raymond, fees Demetrios Askiates to discover the killer. yet as Demetrios investigates, the path turns out to guide ever deeper into the vipers’ nest of jealousy, betrayal and fanaticism, which lies on the middle of the crusade.Other forces are both threatening: a very good Turkish military is quick coming near near to alleviate the garrison of Antioch. except the crusaders can bury their transformations and take the town, they are going to be overwhelmed ahead of its partitions. Ever extra remoted, Demetrios needs to best friend with Bohemond in the event that they are to have any likelihood of discovering the main that would free up the gates of Antioch. yet as soon as within, the crusaders will observe that their maximum trials have slightly begun.From the alternate Paperback variation.

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William S. Burroughs At the Front: Critical Reception, 1959 by William S. Burroughs

By William S. Burroughs

Jennie Skerl and Robin Lydenberg have chosen twenty-five serious essays on Burroughs that mirror the ancient reception of his paintings, either optimistic and detrimental, decade through decade, and that symbolize the easiest essays written approximately him.
The essays disguise Burroughs’ significant novels—including the cut-up and new trilogies—the censorship factor, and his paintings in movie and portray. The chronological association brings into serious concentration the shift from ethical questions raised via the novels’ content material, via examinations of Burroughs’ dating to humanism and modernism, and at last to extra concentrated literary and linguistic matters. of their advent, the editors survey the development of Burroughs’ serious reception and consider the explanations for the numerous and severe responses to the paintings and the theoretical assumptions in the back of these responses.
The reviewers contain famous figures reminiscent of Mary McCarthy and Marshall McLuhan in addition to significant educational critics equivalent to Cary Nelson, Tony Tanner, and Ihab Hassan.

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Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing by Neal Stephenson

By Neal Stephenson

Probably the most gifted and artistic authors operating this present day, Neal Stephenson is well known for his unheard of novels—works tremendous in imaginative and prescient and mind-boggling in complexity. Exploring and mixing a range of subject matters, together with expertise, economics, historical past, technological know-how, popular culture, and philosophy, his books are the goods of a prepared and adventurous mind. no longer strangely, Stephenson is often requested to give a contribution articles, lectures, and essays to varied shops, from significant newspapers and state of the art magazines to school symposia. This awesome assortment brings jointly formerly released brief writings, either fiction and nonfiction, in addition to a brand new essay (and an exceptionally brief tale) created in particular for this volume.

Stephenson ponders a wealth of topics, from videos and politics to David Foster Wallace and the Midwestern American collage city; games to classics-based sci-fi; how geekdom has develop into cool and the way technology fiction has turn into mainstream (whether humans admit it or not); the way forward for publishing and the origins of his novels. Playful and provocative, a few feedback monitors Stephenson's critiques and concepts on:
* the web, our dwindling nationwide realization span, and the cultural significance of books and bookishness
* Waco, faith, and the cluelessness of secular society
* Metaphysics and the conflict among Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
* The laying of the longest twine on Earth—and why it issues to you
* expertise, freedom, trade, and the Chinese
* How celebrity Wars and three hundred replicate who we're this day and what that spells for our future
* smooth Jedi knights, a.k.a. scientists and technologists, and why they're sought after and feared via either the left and the right

By turns fun and profound, severe and celebratory, but regularly wonderful, a few comments bargains a desirable investigate the prismatic brain of this remarkable author.

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