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Causation in Psychology (Hardcover): John Campbell Causation in Psychology (Hardcover)
John Campbell
R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A renowned philosopher argues that singular causation in the mind is not grounded in general patterns of causation, a claim on behalf of human distinctiveness, which has implications for the future of social robots. A blab droid is a robot with a body shaped like a pizza box, a pair of treads, and a smiley face. Guided by an onboard video camera, it roams hotel lobbies and conference centers, asking questions in the voice of a seven-year-old. "Can you help me?" "What is the worst thing you've ever done?" "Who in the world do you love most?" People pour their hearts out in response. This droid prompts the question of what we can hope from social robots. Might they provide humanlike friendship? Philosopher John Campbell doesn't think so. He argues that, while a social robot can remember the details of a person's history better than some spouses can, it cannot empathize with the human mind, because it lacks the faculty for thinking in terms of singular causation. Causation in Psychology makes the case that singular causation is essential and unique to the human species. From the point of view of practical action, knowledge of what generally causes what is often all one needs. But humans are capable of more. We have a capacity to imagine singular causation. Unlike robots and nonhuman animals, we don't have to rely on axioms about pain to know how ongoing suffering is affecting someone's ability to make decisions, for example, and this knowledge is not a derivative of general rules. The capacity to imagine singular causation, Campbell contends, is a core element of human freedom and of the ability to empathize with human thoughts and feelings.

Buckingham Palace: A Royal Garden (Hardcover): Claire Masset Buckingham Palace: A Royal Garden (Hardcover)
Claire Masset; Photographs by John Campbell; Contributions by Mark Lane
R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Iron Lady - Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister (Paperback, Abridged edition): John Campbell The Iron Lady - Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister (Paperback, Abridged edition)
John Campbell; Abridged by David Freeman
R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Iron Lady," the definitive Margaret Thatcher biography, is available just in time for the movie starring Meryl Streep as one of the most infamous figures in postwar politics.

Whether you love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher's impact on twentieth-century history is undeniable. From her humble, small-town upbringing to her rise to power as the United Kingdom's first female prime minister, to her dramatic fall from grace after more than three decades of service, celebrated biographer John Campbell delves into the story of this fascinating woman's life as no one has before. The result of more than nine years of meticulous research, "The Iron Lady" is the only balanced, unvarnished portrait of Margaret Thatcher, one of the most vital and controversial political figures of our time.

The Stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata (Paperback): John Campbell Oman The Stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata (Paperback)
John Campbell Oman
R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1900, this volume reproduces the key events of the Ramayana and Mahabharata Indian epics. It emerged amongst significant academic interest in Indian culture and literature. Whilst many Indian histories had provided abstracts and full texts of the two epics presented here, this book provided reproductions of the main incidents and striking features of these two otherwise imposing, lengthy works. The volume deals with each text separately and presents several key excerpts along with a general introduction and introductory remarks for both texts.

The Leader's Guide to Coaching in Schools - Creating Conditions for Effective Learning (Paperback, Adapted edition): John... The Leader's Guide to Coaching in Schools - Creating Conditions for Effective Learning (Paperback, Adapted edition)
John Campbell, Christian Van Nieuwerburgh
R647 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R46 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a step-by-step guide to the practice of leadership coaching, an effective means to expand leadership capacity across schools and districts. Simple, but powerful, GROWTH Coaching framework can be put to immediate use to create positive impact in various settings.

Haldane - The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain (Hardcover): John Campbell Haldane - The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain (Hardcover)
John Campbell 1
R741 Discovery Miles 7 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Can you name the creator of the Territorial Army and the British Expeditionary Force? The man who laid the foundation stones of MI5, MI6, the RAF, the LSE, Imperial College, the 'redbrick' universities and the Medical Research Council? This book reveals that great figure: Richard Burdon Haldane. As a philosopher-statesman, his groundbreaking proposals on defence, education and government structure were astonishingly ahead of his time-the very building blocks of modern Britain. His networks ranged from Wilde to Einstein, Churchill to Carnegie, King to Kaiser; he pioneered cross-party, cross-sector cooperation. Yet in 1915 Haldane was ejected from the Liberal government, unjustly vilified as a German sympathiser. John Campbell charts these ups and downs, reveals Haldane's intensely personal side through previously unpublished private correspondence, and shows his enormous relevance in our search for just societies today. Amidst political and national instability, it is time to reinstate Haldane as Britain's outstanding example of true statesmanship.

Climate Change and Small Island States - Power, Knowledge and the South Pacific (Paperback): Jon Barnett, John Campbell Climate Change and Small Island States - Power, Knowledge and the South Pacific (Paperback)
Jon Barnett, John Campbell
R1,105 Discovery Miles 11 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Small Island Developing States are often depicted as being among the most vulnerable of all places to the effects of climate change, and they are a cause celebre of many involved in climate science, politics and the media. Yet while small island developing states are much talked about, the production of both scientific knowledge and policies to protect the rights of these nations and their people has been remarkably slow. This book is the first to apply a critical approach to climate change science and policy processes in the South Pacific region. It shows how groups within politically and scientifically powerful countries appropriate the issue of island vulnerability in ways that do not do justice to the lives of island people. It argues that the ways in which islands and their inhabitants are represented in climate science and politics seldom leads to meaningful responses to assist them to adapt to climate change. Throughout, the authors focus on the hitherto largely ignored social impacts of climate change, and demonstrate that adaptation and mitigation policies cannot be effective without understanding the social systems and values of island societies.

The Stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata (Hardcover): John Campbell Oman The Stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata (Hardcover)
John Campbell Oman
R2,261 Discovery Miles 22 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1900, this volume reproduces the key events of the Ramayana and Mahabharata Indian epics. It emerged amongst significant academic interest in Indian culture and literature. Whilst many Indian histories had provided abstracts and full texts of the two epics presented here, this book provided reproductions of the main incidents and striking features of these two otherwise imposing, lengthy works. The volume deals with each text separately and presents several key excerpts along with a general introduction and introductory remarks for both texts.

Questions of Interpretation in La Princesse de Cleves (Paperback): John Campbell Questions of Interpretation in La Princesse de Cleves (Paperback)
John Campbell
R1,307 Discovery Miles 13 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

People are so divided about La Princesse de Cleves' they're ready to devour each other.' So reported Mme de Lafayette, to whom his landmark of French fiction is traditionally attributed, when it first appeared in 1678. Over three centuries the initial divisions have widened into large areas of critical disagreement. Questions of interpretation in La Princesse de Cleves' outlines the main areas of controversy and confronts the radically divergent critical responses that have been made with the witness of the text itself. Without seeking to advance easy solutions, it suggests plausible readings and possible approaches in the light of the evidence provided by language and ideas more uncertain and ambiguous than might at first appear. Offering as it does a wide-ranging review of recent critical opinion and providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date bibliographical tool at present available, this important new work is an invaluable tool for all readers and students of this famous novel.

Tiny Houses - Complete Tiny House Guide with Construction Advice, Design Ideas, and Budgeting Tips for Tiny House Living... Tiny Houses - Complete Tiny House Guide with Construction Advice, Design Ideas, and Budgeting Tips for Tiny House Living (Paperback)
John Campbell
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Yu Gi Oh: Season 4 (DVD): Maddie Blaustein, Sebastian Arcelus, John Campbell, Amy Birnbaum Yu Gi Oh: Season 4 (DVD)
Maddie Blaustein, Sebastian Arcelus, John Campbell, Amy Birnbaum; Directed by Kunihisa Sugishima 1
R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Berkeley's Puzzle - What Does Experience Teach Us? (Paperback): John Campbell, Quassim Cassam Berkeley's Puzzle - What Does Experience Teach Us? (Paperback)
John Campbell, Quassim Cassam
R706 Discovery Miles 7 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sensory experience seems to be the basis of our knowledge and conception of mind-independent things. The puzzle is to understand how that can be: even if the things we experience (apples, tables, trees, etc), are mind-independent how does our sensory experience of them enable us to conceive of them as mind-independent? George Berkeley thought that sensory experience can only provide us with the conception of mind-dependent things, things which cannot exist when they aren't being perceived. It's easy to dismiss Berkeley's conclusion but harder to see how to avoid it. In this book, John Campbell and Quassim Cassam propose very different solutions to Berkeley's Puzzle. For Campbell, sensory experience can be the basis of our knowledge of mind-independent things because it is a relation, more primitive than thought, between the perceiver and high-level objects and properties in the mind-independent world. Cassam opposes this 'relationalist' solution to the Puzzle and defends a 'representationalist' solution: sensory experience can give us the conception of mind-independent things because it represents its objects as mind-independent, but does so without presupposing concepts of mind-independent things. This book is written in the form of a debate between two rival approaches to understanding the relationship between concepts and sensory experience. Although Berkeley's Puzzle frames the debate, the questions addressed by Campbell and Cassam aren't just of historical interest. They are among the most fundamental questions in philosophy.

The Black Book of Quantum Chromodynamics - A Primer for the LHC Era (Hardcover): John Campbell, Joey Huston, Frank Krauss The Black Book of Quantum Chromodynamics - A Primer for the LHC Era (Hardcover)
John Campbell, Joey Huston, Frank Krauss
R1,598 Discovery Miles 15 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Black Book of Quantum Chromodynamics is an in-depth introduction to the particle physics of current and future experiments at particle accelerators. The book offers the reader an overview of practically all aspects of the strong interaction necessary to understand and appreciate modern particle phenomenology at the energy frontier. It assumes a working knowledge of quantum field theory at the level of introductory textbooks used for advanced undergraduate or in standard postgraduate lectures. The book expands this knowledge with an intuitive understanding of relevant physical concepts, an introduction to modern techniques, and their application to the phenomenology of the strong interaction at the highest energies. Aimed at graduate students and researchers, it also serves as a comprehensive reference for LHC experimenters and theorists. This book offers an exhaustive presentation of the technologies developed and used by practitioners in the field of fixed-order perturbation theory and an overview of results relevant for the ongoing research programme at the LHC. It includes an in-depth description of various analytic resummation techniques, which form the basis for our understanding of the QCD radiation pattern and how strong production processes manifest themselves in data, and a concise discussion of numerical resummation through parton showers, which form the basis of event generators for the simulation of LHC physics, and their matching and merging with fixed-order matrix elements. It also gives a detailed presentation of the physics behind the parton distribution functions, which are a necessary ingredient for every calculation relevant for physics at hadron colliders such as the LHC, and an introduction to non-perturbative aspects of the strong interaction, including inclusive observables such as total and elastic cross sections, and non-trivial effects such as multiple parton interactions and hadronization. The book concludes with a useful overview contextualising data from previous experiments such as the Tevatron and the Run I of the LHC which have shaped our understanding of QCD at hadron colliders.

Nigeria - Dancing on the Brink (Paperback, Updated Edition): John Campbell Nigeria - Dancing on the Brink (Paperback, Updated Edition)
John Campbell
R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nigeria, the United States' most important strategic partner in West Africa, is in grave trouble. While Nigerians often claim they are masters of dancing on the brink without falling off, the disastrous administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the radical Islamic insurrection Boko Haram, and escalating violence in the delta and the north may finally provide the impetus that pushes it into the abyss of state failure. In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigeria's post-colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the edge. Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, and elite competition that have undermined Nigeria's nascent democratic institutions and alienated an increasingly impoverished population. However, state failure is not inevitable, nor is it in the interest of the United States. Campbell provides concrete new policy options that would not only allow the United States to help Nigeria avoid state failure but also to play a positive role in Nigeria's political, social, and economic development.

Nigeria - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback): John Campbell, Matthew T. Page Nigeria - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback)
John Campbell, Matthew T. Page
R284 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R47 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

As the "Giant of Africa," Nigeria is home to about twenty percent of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa, serves as Africa's largest producer of oil and natural gas, comprises Africa's largest economy, and represents the cultural center of African literature, film, and music. Yet it is plagued by problems that keep it from realizing its potential as a world power. Boko Haram, a radical, Islamist insurrection centered in the northeast of the country, is a pervasive security challenge, as is the continuous restiveness in the Niger Delta, the heartland of Nigeria's petroleum wealth. The former seeks to destroy the secular Nigerian state; the latter reflects the popular sentiment in the region that the Nigerian people are entitled to a greater share of the wealth it produces. There is also persistent violence associated with land and water use, ethnicity, and religion. In Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know, John Campbell and Matthew Page provide a rich contemporary overview of this crucial African country. Delving into Nigeria's recent history, politics, and culture, this volume tackles essential questions related to widening inequality stemming from Nigeria's oil wealth, its historic 2015 presidential election, the persistent security threat of Boko Haram, rampant government corruption, human rights concerns, and the continual conflicts that arise in a country that is roughly half Christian and half Muslim. With its continent-wide influence in a host of areas, Nigeria's success as a democracy is in the fundamental interest of its African neighbors, the United States, and the international community. This book will provide interested readers with an accessible, one-of-a-kind overview of this significant country.

Shipping Container Homes - Definitive Guide to Designing and Building a Shipping Container Home Including Living, Traveling,... Shipping Container Homes - Definitive Guide to Designing and Building a Shipping Container Home Including Living, Traveling, and Budgeting Tips (Paperback)
John Campbell
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Mechanisms of Metallurgical Failure - On the Origin of Fracture (Paperback): John Campbell The Mechanisms of Metallurgical Failure - On the Origin of Fracture (Paperback)
John Campbell
R3,340 Discovery Miles 33 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Metallurgy of Fracture: The Mechanics of Metal Failure looks at the origin of metal defects, their related mechanisms of failure, and the modification of casting procedures to eliminate these defects, clearly connecting the strength and durability of metals with their fabrication process. The book starts with a focus on the fracture of liquids, looking at topics such as homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation, entrainment processes in bifilms and bubbles, furling and unfurling, ingot casting, continuous casting, and more. From there it discusses fracture of liquid and solid state, focusing on topics such as externally and internally initiated tearing. The book then concludes with a section discussing fracture of solid metals covering concepts such as ductility and brittleness, dislocation mechanisms, the relationship between the microstructure and properties of metals, corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement, and more. Improved approaches to fabrication and casting processes that will help eliminate these defects are provided throughout.

Castings Practice - The Ten Rules of Castings (Paperback): John Campbell Castings Practice - The Ten Rules of Castings (Paperback)
John Campbell
R1,334 R1,210 Discovery Miles 12 100 Save R124 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Each chapter of Professor Cambell's new book Castings Practice will take a look at one of his 10 rules. It is to be expected that the Rules wil one day be taken as an outline or blueprint for an international specification on the methods for making reliable castings.
John Cambell has over two decades of experience in the casting industry and is the author of over 40 technical papers and patents. He has become well-known in the foundry industry as the originator of the Cosworth casting process, which is becoming accepted throughout the world as a new production process for the casting of cylinder heads and blocks. He is now Federal Mogul Professor of Casting Technology at the University of Birmingham.
* Must-follow rules of castings, from one of the world's leading experts
* Companion volume to the renowned book 'Castings'
* Accessible and direct, provides essential information for students of metallurgy and foundry professionals alike

Nigeria - Dancing on the Brink (Hardcover, Updated Edition): John Campbell Nigeria - Dancing on the Brink (Hardcover, Updated Edition)
John Campbell
R1,973 Discovery Miles 19 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nigeria, the United States most important strategic partner in West Africa, is in grave trouble. While Nigerians often claim they are masters of dancing on the brink without falling off, the disastrous administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the radical Islamic insurrection Boko Haram, and escalating violence in the delta and the north may finally provide the impetus that pushes it into the abyss of state failure. In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigeria s post-colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the edge. Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, and elite competition that have undermined Nigeria s nascent democratic institutions and alienated an increasingly impoverished population. However, state failure is not inevitable, nor is it in the interest of the United States. Campbell provides concrete new policy options that would not only allow the United States to help Nigeria avoid state failure but also to play a positive role in Nigeria s political, social, and economic development."

The Christian In Complete Armour (Paperback): William Gurnall The Christian In Complete Armour (Paperback)
William Gurnall; Edited by John Campbell
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Intelligent Computer Mathematics - 9th International Conference, AISC 2008 15th Symposium, Calculemus 2008 7th International... Intelligent Computer Mathematics - 9th International Conference, AISC 2008 15th Symposium, Calculemus 2008 7th International Conference, MKM 2008 Birmingham, UK, July 28 - August 1, 2008, Proceedings (Paperback, 2008 ed.)
Serge Autexier, John Campbell, Julio Rubio, Volker Sorge, Masakazu Suzuki, …
R2,235 R789 Discovery Miles 7 890 Save R1,446 (65%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Symbolic Computation, AISC 2008, the 15th Symposium on the Integration of Symbolic Computation and Mechanized Reasoning, Calculemus 2008, and the 7th International Conference on Mathematical Knowledge Management, MKM 2008, held in Birmingham, UK, in July/August as CICM 2008, the Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics.

The 14 revised full papers for AISC 2008, 10 revised full papers for Calculemus 2008, and 18 revised full papers for MKM 2008, plus 5 invited talks, were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 81 submissions for a joint presentation in the book. The papers cover different aspects of traditional branches in CS such as computer algebra, theorem proving, and artificial intelligence in general, as well as newly emerging ones such as user interfaces, knowledge management, and theory exploration, thus facilitating the development of integrated mechanized mathematical assistants that will be routinely used by mathematicians, computer scientists, and engineers in their every-day business.

Call Sign Charley One - An Incredible True Story Of Crime and Revenge (Paperback): Malcolm John Campbell Call Sign Charley One - An Incredible True Story Of Crime and Revenge (Paperback)
Malcolm John Campbell
R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Leader of the Lower School (Paperback): Angela Brazil The Leader of the Lower School (Paperback)
Angela Brazil; Illustrated by John Campbell
R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
In Colours Green and White: Volume 2 - A Post-war History of Hibs (Paperback): John Campbell In Colours Green and White: Volume 2 - A Post-war History of Hibs (Paperback)
John Campbell
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Colours Green and White is the second volume in John Campbell's fascinating post-war history of Hibernian Football Club, which continues to relive the club's past with a game-by-game and goal-by-goal account of the Easter Road team between 1967 and 1990. In the years that followed the halcyon days of the Famous Five and the club's domination of the league championship, the Easter Road faithful continued to witness some outstanding milestones in the history of the club. As pioneers in Europe, Hibernian regularly faced giants of the European stage, rising majestically to the occasion year after year against Italian, German, Portuguese and English opposition, with illustrious names like Napoli, Sporting Lisbon, Hamburg and Liverpool all leaving Edinburgh cowed by the men in green and white. Throughout this period the team that would become known as 'Turnbull's Tornadoes' lifted the League Cup and pulled off the mother of all derby wins at Tynecastle in January 1973 with a display of outstanding tactical play and mesmeric footballing skill. Denied a position at the pinnacle of Scottish football by Jock Stein's superb Celtic side, Eddie Turnbull's Hibs nevertheless entertained wherever they played and are remembered to this day with huge affection by fans around the country.

Letters and Conversations - John Newton's Restored Letters to John Campbell (Paperback): Sean Richardson, John Campbell Letters and Conversations - John Newton's Restored Letters to John Campbell (Paperback)
Sean Richardson, John Campbell; John Newton
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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