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Philosophy of Arithmetic
Psychological and Logical Investigations - with Supplementary Texts from
School of Philosophy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
EDMUND HUSSERL Collected Works -- 10
In his first book, Philosophy of Arithmetic, Edmund Husserl provides a
carefully worked out account of number as a categorial or formal feature of
the objective world, and of arithmetic as a symbolic technique for
mastering the infinite field of numbers for knowledge. It is a realist
account of numbers and number relations that interweaves them into the
basic structure of the universe and into our knowledge of reality. It
provides an answer to the question of how arithmetic applies to reality,
and gives an account of how, in general, formalized systems of symbols work
in providing access to the world. The "appendices" to this book provide
some of Husserl's subsequent discussions of how formalisms work, involving
David Hilbert's program of completeness for arithmetic. "Completeness" is
integrated into Husserl's own problematic of the "imaginary", and allows
him to move beyond the analysis of "representations" in his understanding
of the logic of mathematics.
Husserl's work here provides an alternative model of what "conceptual
analysis" should be minus the "linguistic turn", but inclusive of lannguage
and linguistic meaning. In the process, he provides case after case of
"Phenomenological Analysis"fortunately unencumbered by that tittle of the
convincing type that made Husserl's life and thought a fountainhead of much
of the most important philosophical work of the twentieth Century in
Europe. Many Husserlian themes to be developed at length in later writings
first emerge here: Abstraction, internal time consciousness, polythetic
acts, acts of higher order ('founded' acts), Gestalt qualities and their
role in knowledge, formalization (as opposed to generalization), essence
analysis, and so forth.
This volume is a window on a period of rich and illuminating philosophical
activity that has been rendered generally inaccessible by the supposed
"revolution" attributed to "Analytic Philosophy" so-called. Careful
exposition and critique is given to every serious alternative account of
number and number relations available at the time. Husserl's extensive and
trenchant criticisms of Gottlob Frege's theory of number and arithmetic
reach far beyond those most commonly referred to in the literature on their
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1546-1 Date: September 2003 Pages: 580 pp.
EURO 199.00 / USD 199.00 / GBP 126.00
The Multilingual Lexicon
University of the Basque Country, Victoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
University of Innsbruck, Austria
This volume is a response both to the increasing interest in multilingual
phenomena and lexical issues in language learning. It is of interest to
scholars and graduate students interested in bi- and multilingualism,
second and multiple language acquisition, language processing and language
learning, mental lexicon, applied linguistics, psycho- and neurolinguistics
and language teaching.
Recent research on third language acquisition and trilingualism has made
clear that most multilingual studies actually deal with vocabulary learning
or the lexicon. So far books on the mental lexicon have mainly been
concerned with two languages in contact. This book is unique because it
explores the multilingual lexicon by providing insights from research
studies conducted in psycholinguistics, applied linguistics and
neurolinguistics. It goes beyond the use of two languages and thus
concentrates on a new and developing area in linguistic research. The
different perspectives included in this volume provide a link to the
mainstream work on the lexicon and vocabulary acquisition and will
stimulate further debate in these areas and in the study of multilingualism.
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1543-7 Date: September 2003 Pages: 350 pp.
EURO 133.00 / USD 146.00 / GBP 92.00
Bulgarian Studies in the Philosophy of Science
University of Sofia, Bulgaria
BOSTON STUDIES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE -- 236
This volume attempts to provide a new articulation of issues surrounding
scientific realism, scientific rationality, the epistemology of
non-classical physics, the type of revolutionary changes in the development
of science, the naturalization of epistemology within frameworks of
cognitive science and structural linguistics, models of the information
technology revolution, and reconstructions of early modern logical systems.
A common denominator of the authors' positions is the rejection of the
post-modern deconstruction of the "global philosophical accounts" of
science's cognitive structure and dynamics. The volume takes on a dual
task: it deals with major perspectives on philosophy of science "after the
end of post-positivism", and it represents basic philosophical
controversies in an Eastern-European society "after the end of state
CONTENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS
Preface; D. Ginev. Introduction; D. Ginev.
* Part I: Investigations in the General Philosophy of Science. The
Danger of Catching Nature in Contradiction; S. Petrov. Scientific
Rationality, Decision and Choice; V. Bouzov. The Information Technology
Revolution: A New, Techno-Economic Paradigm; S. Spassov. Are Bifurcations
of Human Knowledge Possible? A. Petrov.
* Part II: Philosophy of Physics. The Proliferation and Synthesis of
Physical Theories; A. Polikarov. On Human Agency in Physics; M. Bushev.
* Part III: Philosophy and Logic. Leibniz's Logical Systems: A
Reconstruction; V. Sotirov. The Logic Between Two Centuries; M. Tabakov.
* Part IV: Philosophy of Science and Cognitive Science. Idealized
Cognitive Models and Other Mental Representations; D. Genova. Philosophy of
Science Meets Cognitive Science: The Categorization Debate; L. Gurova.
Three Words: Hypertext and Argumentation Readings of Tractatus
Logico-Philosophicus; S. Radev.
* Part V: Philosophy of Science and the Continental Ideas. On Kant's
Conception of Space and Time; A.S. Stefanov. How to Be Simultaneously an
Antiessentialist and a Defender of Science's Cognitive Specificity; D.
Ginev. Notes on Contributors.
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1496-1 Date: August 2003 Pages: 228 pp.
EURO 90.00 / USD 99.00 / GBP 62.00
Modelling Geographical Systems
Statistical and Computational Applications
Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University,
Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
School of Geography, University of Manchester, UK
GEOJOURNAL LIBRARY -- 70
This book presents a representative selection of innovative ideas currently
shaping the development and testing of geographical systems models by means
of statistical and computational approaches. Collectively, the
contributions span all geographic scales, deal with both individuals and
aggregates, and represent natural, human, and integrated spatial systems.
Reflecting current concerns for relevance, each paper has an applied
component relating to one or more contemporary issues.
Modelling Geographical Systems is relevant to researchers, postgraduates,
final-year undergraduates and professionals in the areas of quantitative
geography, spatial analysis, spatial modelling, and geographical
Although not intended as a textbook, this volume would provide a useful
supplementary text for courses on quantitative geography and geographical
systems modelling in both human and physical geography, and GIS and
CONTENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS
1. Introduction; B. Boots, et al.
Part I: Statistical Models
of Spatial Systems. Section A: Spatial Statistics.
2. Geographic Patterns of Urban Residential Development; J. Lee.
3. Using Local Statistics for Boundary Characterization; B. Boots.
4. Local Spatial Interaction Modelling based on the Geographically Weighted
Regression Approach; T. Nakaya. Section B: Space-Time Analysis.
5. Understanding Activity Scheduling and Rescheduling Behaviour: Theory and
Numerical Illustration; Chang-Hyeon Joh, et al.
6. Geographical Model of a Self-Organizing Megalopolis with Time-Space
Convergence; I. Mizuno.
7. Epidemic Modelling of HIV/AIDS Transfers between Eastern and Western
Europe; P. Smith, R. Thomas.
Part II: Computational Methods. Section A: Simulation Models.
8. A Spatial Microsimulation Model for Social Policy Evaluation; D. Ballas,
9. Analysis of the Effect of Land Use Patterns on the Anthropogenic Energy
Discharged from Air Conditioning and Hot Water Supply Using a Modified CSU
Mesoscale Model; T. Watanabe, et al.
10. Generalized Thünen and Thünen-Ricardo Models for Asian Land Use; K.
Konagaya. Section B: GIS Models.
11. Balancing Consensus and Conflict with a GIS-Based Multi-Participant,
Multi-Criteria Decision Support Tool; R.D. Feick,G.B. Hall.
12. Grid-Based Population Distribution Estimates from Historical Japanese
Topographical Maps Using GIS: Y. Arai, S. Koike.
13. GIS Modelling for Rain-Induced Debris-Flow Hazards in a Small
Watershed; S. Zhao, T. Tamura. Section C: The Internet.
14. A Geographical Interpretation of Cyberspace: Preliminary Analysis on
the Scaling Tendency of Information Spaces; N. Shiode.
15. On Modelling Internet Transactions as a Time-Dependent Random Walk: An
Application of the Retail Aggregate Space-Time Trip (RASTT) Model; R.G.V.
16. Development of Disaster Information Network System in the Asian Region:
Internet GIS for Disaster Information Management; Y. Ogawa, etal.
17. Geographical Conceptualization of Cyberplaces; M. Takeyama.
Contributors. Subject Index.
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-0821-X Date: August 2003 Pages: 368 pp.
EURO 130.00 / USD 130.00 / GBP 82.00
Further Computational and Constructive Design Theory
Walter D. Wallis
Dept. of Mathematics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA
MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS -- 563
This volume is a sequel to the 1996 compilation, Computational
andConstructive Design Theory. It contains research papers and surveys of
recent research work on two closely related aspects of the study of
combinatorial designs: design construction and computer-aided study of
Audience: This volume is suitable for researchers in the theory of
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7599-5 Date: August 2003 Pages: 384 pp.
EURO 171.00 / USD 190.00 / GBP 118.00
Exploration of Visual Data
Xiang Sean Zhou
Siemens Corporation, Princeton, NJ, USA
Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA
Thomas S. Huang
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at
THE KLUWER INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN VIDEO COMPUTING -- 7
Exploration of Visual Data presents latest research efforts in the area of
content-based exploration of image and video data. The main objective is to
bridge the semantic gap between high-level concepts in the human mind and
low-level features extractable by the machines.
The two key issues emphasized are "content-awareness" and
"user-in-the-loop". The authors provide a comprehensive review on
algorithms for visual feature extraction based on color, texture, shape,
and structure, and techniques for incorporating such information to aid
browsing, exploration, search, and streaming of image and video data. They
also discuss issues related to the mixed use of textual and low-level
visual features to facilitate more effective access of multimedia data.
To bridge the semantic gap, significant recent research efforts have also
been put on learning during user interactions, which is also known as
"relevance feedback". The difficulty and challenge also come from the
personalized information need of each user and a small amount of feedbacks
the machine could obtain through real-time user interaction. The authors
present and discuss several recently proposed classification and learning
techniques that are specifically designed for this problem, with kernel-
and boosting-based approaches for nonlinear extensions.
Exploration of Visual Data provides state-of-the-art materials on the
topics of content-based description of visual data, content-based
low-bitrate video streaming, and latest asymmetric and nonlinear relevance
feedback algorithms, which to date are unpublished.
Exploration of Visual Data will be of interest to researchers,
practitioners, and graduate-level students in the areas of multimedia
information systems, multimedia databases, computer vision, machine learning.
* 1: Introduction. 1.1. Challenges. 1.2. Research Scope. 1.3.
State-of-the-Art. 1.4. Outline of Book.
* 2: Overview Of Visual Information Representation. 2.1. Color. 2.2.
Texture. 2.3. Shape. 2.4. Spatial Layout. 2.5. Interest Points. 2.6. Image
Segmentation. 2.7. Summary.
* 3: Edge-based Structural Features. 3.1. Visual Feature
Representation. 3.2. Edge-Based Structural Features. 3.3. Experiments and
* 4: Probabilistic Local Structure Models. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. The
Proposed Modeling Scheme. 4.3. Implementation Issues. 4.4. Experiments and
Discussion. 4.5. Summary and Discussion.
* 5: Constructing Table-of-Content for Videos. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2.
Related Work. 5.3. The Proposed Approach. 5.4. Determination of the
Parameters. 5.5. Experimental Results. 5.6. Conclusions.
* 6: Nonlinearly Sampled Video Streaming. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2.
Problem Statement. 6.3. Frame Saliency Scoring. 6.4. Scenario and
Assumptions. 6.5. Minimum Buffer Formulation. 6.6. Limited-Buffer
Formulation. 6.7. Extensions and Analysis. 6.8. Experimental Evaluation.
* 7: Relevance Feedback for Visual Data Retrieval. 7.1. The Need for
User-in-the-Loop. 7.2. Problem Statement. 7.3. Overview of Existing
Techniques. 7.4. Learning from Positive Feedbacks. 7.5. Adding Negative
Feedbacks: Discriminant Analysis? 7.6. Biased Discriminant Analysis. 7.7.
Nonlinear Extensions Using Kernel and Boosting. 7.8. Comparisons and
Analysis. 7.9. Relevance Feedback on Image Tiles.
* 8: Toward Unification of Keywords and Low-Level Contents. 8.1.
Introduction. 8.2. Joint Querying and Relevance Feedback. 8.3. Learning
Semantic Relations between Keywords. 8.4. Discussion.
* 9: Future Research Directions. 9.1. Low-level and intermediate-level
visual descriptors. 9.2. Learning from user interactions. 9.3. Unsupervised
detection of patterns/events. 9.4. Domain-specific applications.
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7569-3 Date: August 2003 Pages: 208 pp.
EURO 113.00 / USD 125.00 / GBP 78.00
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