Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 652.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Self and Substance in Leibniz
Marc Elliott Bobro
University of Southern Maine, Portland, USA
We are omniscient but confused, says Leibniz. He also says that we live in
the best of all possible worlds, yet do not causally interact. So what are
we? Leibniz is known for many things, including the ideality of space and
time, calculus, plans for a universal language, theodicy, and ecumenism.
But he is not known for his ideas on the self and personal identity. This
book shows that Leibniz offers an original, internally coherent theory of
personal identity, a theory that stands on its own even next to Locke's
contemporaneous and more famous version. This book will appeal not only to
students of Leibniz's thought but also to philosophers and psychologists
interested in methodological problems in understanding or formulating
theories of self and personal identity.
* 1. Am I Essentially a Person?
* 2. What Makes Me a Person?
* 3. What Makes Me the Same Person?
* 4. Could Thinking Machines be Moral Agents?
* 5. Why Bodies?
* 6. What Makes my Survival Meaningful?
* Appendix A: On Hume.
* Appendix B: On Kant's Paralogisms.
* Index of Proper Names.
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-2024-4 Date: April 2004 Pages: 152 pp.
EURO 67.00 / USD 74.00 / GBP 47.00
Collaborative Networked Organizations
A research agenda for emerging business models
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
New University of Lisbon, Portugal
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The emerging paradigm of collaborative networked organizations (CNOs), or
simply collaborative networks, represents a dynamic and multidisciplinary
research and development area for which a number of research results are
available from many international and national projects. A large number of
practical application experiments and pilot cases also provide evidence on
what works and what still remains as a challenge for CNOs. The fast
evolution of information and communication technologies and in particular
the so-called Internet technologies, also represents an important motivator
for the emergence of new forms of collaboration. There is, however, an
urgent need to start more consolidated and holistic research strategies to
support proper developments in this area.
This book includes a comprehensive set of recommendations from the
multi-disciplines involved in CNOs, towards the establishment of a research
agenda for emerging collaborative networks. These recommendations are the
result of a 30-month initiative, the THINKcreative project, involving more
than 250 experts and visionaries from academia, research, and industry.
Collaborative Networked Organizations provides valuable elements for
research strategy planners, decision-makers at research funding
organizations, group leaders in research institutions, and heads of
research departments in companies interested in research and innovative
development activities in the area of e-business and collaborative
networks. Furthermore, the book can also provide valuable direction to PhD
advisors and PhD students to focus their research themes.
CONTENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS
* Foreword. Preface.
* 1: Introduction. 1.1. Towards Next Business Models. 1.2. Some Basic
* 2: New Collaborative Forms. 2.1. Overview. 2.2. VO In Industry: State
Of The Art; S. Alexakis, B. Kölmel, T. Heep. 2.3. Virtual Organising
Scenarios; B.R. Katzy, H. Loeh, Chunyan Zhang. 2.4. Emerging collaborative
forms; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, E. Banahan, J. Pinho de Sousa, F. Sturm, H.
Afsarmanesh, J. Barata, J. Playfoot, V. Tschammer.
* 3: Global and Regional Research Agendas. 3.1. Overview. 3.2.
Targeting major new trends; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, A. Abreu.
3.3. Challenges of Collaborative Networks in Europe; H. Afsarmanesh, V.
Mařík, L.M. Camarinha-Matos. 3.4. A challenge towards VO in Japanese
industry: Industrial Cluster; T. Kaihara. 3.5. Collaborative networks in
Australia - Challenges and recommendations; L. Nemes, J. Mo. 3.6. A
Brazilian observatory on global and collaborative networked organizations;
R.J. Rabelo, A.A. Pereira-Klen. 3.7. Some American research concerns on VO;
* 4: Human, Societal, and Organizational Aspects. 4.1. Overview. 4.2.
Socio-organizational challenges in the creative economy; E. Banahan, J.
Playfoot. 4.3. Towards Strategic Management in Collaborative network
structures; F. Sturm, J. Kemp, R. van Wendel de Joode. 4.4. Collaborative
knowledge networks; S. Evans, N. Roth. 4.5. Performance measurement and
added value of networks; S. Evans, N. Roth, F. Sturm. 4.6. Ethical and
moral issues facing the virtual organization; S. Hawkins.
* 5: Information And Communication Technology Factors. 5.1. Overview.
5.2. Support infrastructures for new collaborative forms; L.M.
Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh. 5.3. Agent technology; V. Mařík, M.
Pěchouček. 5.4. ON emerging technologies for VO; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, V.
Tschammer, H. Afsarmanesh.
* 6: Foundations and Modeling. 6.1. Overview. 6.2. Emerging behavior in
complex collaborative networks; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh. 6.3.
Formal modeling methods for collaborative networks; L.M. Camarinha-Matos,
H. Afsarmanesh. 6.4. Agent technology for virtual organizations; V.
Mařík, M. Pěchouček. 6.5. Modeling social aspects of collaborative
networks; A. Lucas Soares, J. Pinho de Sousa. 6.6. The organizational
semiotics normative paradigm; J. Filipe.
* 7: An Example Roadmap. 7.1. A roadmapping methodology for strategic
research on VO; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh. 7.2. A strategic
roadmap for advanced Virtual organizations; L.M. Camarinha-Matos, H.
Afsarmanesh, H. Löh, F. Sturm, M. Ollus.
* Annexes: A.1. Authors and contributors. A.2. Method of work in
* Subject Index. Author Index.
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7823-4 Date: March 2004 Pages: 346 pp.
EURO 128.00 / USD 140.00 / GBP 89.00
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