Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 547.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Digital Design: Research and Practice
Dept. of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan R.O.C.
Chinese University of Hong Kong, PR of China
University of Hong Kong, PR of China
Kumamoto University, Japan
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan R.O.C.
"CAAD Futures" is a bi-annual conference that aims to promote the
advancement of computer-aided architectural design in the service of those
concerned with the quality of the built environment. The conferences are
organized under the auspices of the CAAD Futures Foundation, which has its
secretariat at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
This book contains papers prepared for the 10th CAAD Futures conference
that took place at the National Cheng Kung University, 28 to 30 April,
2003. The chapters provide an overview of the state-of-the-art in research
on computer-aided architectural design at that time. Information on the
CAAD Futures Foundation and its conferences can be found at
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1210-1 Date: April 2003 Pages: 476 pp.
EURO 175.00 / USD 172.00 / GBP 110.00
Science and Culture
Dept. of Philosophy, Tel-Aviv University, Israel and Dept. of Philosophy,
York University, Toronto, Canada
BOSTON STUDIES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE -- 231
In Science and Culture, Joseph Agassi addresses scientism and relativism,
two false philosophies that divorce science from culture in general and
from tradition in particular. According to Agassi, science is an integral
part of culture, and both scientism and relativism ignore the cultural
value of science. This work helps break the isolation of science from the
rest of culture by promoting popular science and reasonable history of
science. Agassi provides examples of the value of science to culture at
large, discussions of items of the general culture and their interactions
with science, and practical strategies and tools. He offers a wide variety
of case studies to exemplify these. In this book Agassi puts significant
topics such as autonomy, tolerance, reason, philosophy and responsibility
on the agenda of democratic philosophy today.
Science and Culture is for practising professionals in the philosophy of
science and the sociology of science, and for political scientists and
science policy students and administrators, as well as for the general
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1156-3 Date: March 2003 Pages: 448 pp.
EURO 162.00 / USD 156.00 / GBP 104.00
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