Ramsey's Legacy


Author: Hallvard Lillehammer,D. H. Mellor
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199279551
Category: Philosophy
Page: 182
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The Cambridge philosopher Frank Ramsey (1903-1930) died tragically young, but had already established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century. Besides groundbreaking work in philosophy, particularly in logic, language, and metaphysics, he created modern decision theory and made substantial contributions to mathematics and economics. In these original essays, written to commemorate the centenary of Ramsey's birth, a distinguished international team ofcontributors offer fresh perspectives on his work and show how relevant it is to present-day concerns.Each of the ten essays addresses fundamental and contentious issues, including success semantics, propositions, infinity, conditionals, conceptual analysis, decision theory, and intergenerational justice. They also shed light on the intellectual context in which Ramsey developed his thought, including his relationship with such leading thinkers as John Maynard Keynes, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. The volume will be indispensable reading for anyone interested in the recent historyof philosophy and economics, as well as for practitioners and students of logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, decision theory, and welfare economics.

Egyptian-Coptic Linguistics in Typological Perspective


Author: Eitan Grossman,Martin Haspelmath,Tonio Sebastian Richter
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110346516
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 588
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This volume presents the Egyptian-Coptic language in cross-linguistic (‘typological’) perspective. It is aimed at linguists of all stripes, especially typologists, historical linguists, and specialists in Egyptian-Coptic, Afroasiatic languages, or African languages. Uniquely, the contributions are written by both typologists and experts of Egyptian-Coptic and typologists. The former provide case studies dealing with particular aspects of the various phases of the Egyptian-Coptic language (e.g., COLLIER on conditional constructions), while the latter situate Egyptian-Coptic data in cross-linguistic perspective (e.g., those by GUELDEMANN and GENSLER). The volume also includes an introductory section that includes an overview of the Egyptian-Coptic language (HASPELMATH), a sketch of its sociohistorical setting (GROSSMAN & RICHTER), its relationship with language typology (RICHTER), and the way in which Egyptian-Coptic data should be presented to nonspecialists, focusing on transliteration and glossing (GROSSMAN & HASPELMATH). This is the first book to bring together language typology and the Egyptian-Coptic language in an explicit fashion.

Biography

Or, Third Division of "The English Encyclopedia"
Author: Charles Knight
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography
Page: N.A
View: 1982

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The English Cyclopædia

A New Dictionary of Universal Knowledge. Biography
Author: Charles Knight
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography
Page: N.A
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The Intimate Portrait

Drawings, Miniatures and Pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906270148
Category: Art
Page: 272
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"A fascinating show... There's a lovely miniature portrait of Robert Burns here by Alexander Reid, which, dating from the last years of the poet's life, must have been prepared as a tiny memorial" Guardian Guide "...clear in its layout, yet sumptuous i

Die Bibliothek der besonderen Kinder

Roman
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426441624
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Der dritte Band der "Besonderen Kinder"-Trilogie von Ransom Riggs Nachdem ihre Freunde von den feindlichen Wights entführt wurden, machen Jacob und Emma sich auf eine gefährliche Suche, um sie und die gefangenen Ymbrynen – so nennen sich die Schutzpatroninnen besonderer Kinder – zu befreien. Die Spurt führt sie in die Zeitschleife Devil’s Acre, wo der Abschaum der Gesellschaft der Besonderen lebt, und schließlich zur geheimen Festung der Wights. Dort decken sie ein noch größeres Geheimnis auf: Caul, Miss Peregrines böser Bruder, will die sagenumwobene „Seelenbibliothek“ Abaton finden und sich mithilfe der dort verborgenen Kräfte zum Herrscher der Besonderenwelt aufzuschwingen. Und Jacob ist der Schlüssel dazu ...

Paviland Cave and the 'Red Lady'

A Definitive Report
Author: Stephen Aldhouse-Green
Publisher: Western Acad & Specialist PressLtd
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 314
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The 'Red Lady of Paviland' has been the enigmatic heroine of Early Man in Britain since the discovery of human remains impregnated with ochre were found within the Paviland Cave in the Gower Peninsular in 1823.

Annuaire Des Organisations Internationales


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: International agencies
Page: N.A
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Beginning in 1983/84 published in 3 vols., with expansion to 6 vols. by 2007/2008: vol. 1--Organization descriptions and cross references; vol. 2--Geographic volume: international organization participation; vol. 3--Subject volume; vol. 4--Bibliography and resources; vol. 5--Statistics, visualizations and patterns; vol. 6--Who's who in international organizations. (From year to year some slight variations in naming of the volumes).