The Business Of Naming Things

Author: Michael Coffey
Publisher:
ISBN: 1934137863
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"Among these eight stories, a fan of writer (and fellow adoptee) Harold Brodkey gains an audience with him at his life's end; two pals take a Joycean sojourn; a man in the business of naming things meets a woman who may not be what she seems; a father discovers his son is suspected in an assassination attempt on the President. In each tale, Coffey's exquisite attention to character and nuance underlies the brutally honest perspectives of his disenchanted fathers, damaged sons, and orphans left feeling perpetually disconnected"--

Wittgenstein S Lectures On The Foundations Of Mathematics Cambridge 1939

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226308609
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For several terms at Cambridge in 1939, Ludwig Wittgenstein lectured on the philosophical foundations of mathematics. A lecture class taught by Wittgenstein, however, hardly resembled a lecture. He sat on a chair in the middle of the room, with some of the class sitting in chairs, some on the floor. He never used notes. He paused frequently, sometimes for several minutes, while he puzzled out a problem. He often asked his listeners questions and reacted to their replies. Many meetings were largely conversation. These lectures were attended by, among others, D. A. T. Gasking, J. N. Findlay, Stephen Toulmin, Alan Turing, G. H. von Wright, R. G. Bosanquet, Norman Malcolm, Rush Rhees, and Yorick Smythies. Notes taken by these last four are the basis for the thirty-one lectures in this book. The lectures covered such topics as the nature of mathematics, the distinctions between mathematical and everyday languages, the truth of mathematical propositions, consistency and contradiction in formal systems, the logicism of Frege and Russell, Platonism, identity, negation, and necessary truth. The mathematical examples used are nearly always elementary.

Quality Murders

Author: Dan Shine
Publisher: BlackOpalBooks
ISBN: 9781626944275
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In a hospital, young residents are the princes of night. It’s their magic kingdom, full of terrors, tall stories, and urban legends. But night is always a wild card, and now at College Hospital in Manhattan, nights have turned from magic to horror. One patient after another is being murdered. Strange nurses seem to be involved, but whoever is doing this, Amir Baum, brand new intern, is getting blamed for having a “fund of knowledge deficit.” His girlfriend Grace Paine, statistician and more than eccentric, is on the case to clear his name, but the killings also seem to involve a nearby hospital chain. Why are the sickest patients dying at one place and the least sick at another? How are the fatal complications being chosen? And what is College Hospital’s aging computer guru Evelyn Pearson, the disappointed romantic, up to?

The Crisis Of Evangelical Christianity

Author: Keith C. Sewell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781498238762
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In the broad context of Christianity as it developed over two millennia, and with special reference to the last three centuries, this discussion finds that Evangelicalism has repeatedly offered a reduced and distorted understanding of the faith. The evangelical outlook is much less scriptural than evangelicals generally assume. When it comes to appreciating the order of creation, our calling to develop integral Christian thinking and living, the religious significance of culture, and the coming of the kingdom, reductionist Evangelicalism struggles with its only rarely acknowledged deficiencies. As a result, we have all too often ended up with a Christianity shorn of its cosmic scope and wide cultural implications, and restricted to institutional church life and the cultivation of private spiritual experience. The consequences are frequently enervating and corrosive. Without disregarding what is important in the past, evangelicals are here challenged to take the Bible much more seriously, and thereby transcend the limitations of their habitual reductionism. Evangelicals are encouraged to embrace an integral and full-orbed understanding of Christian discipleship that will equip the faithful to address the deep and complex challenges of the twenty-first century.

The Business Of Android Apps Development

Author: Mark Rollins
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430239437
Size: 11.76 MB
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The growing but still evolving success of the Android platform has ushered in a second mobile technology “gold rush” for apps developers, but with well over 100,000 apps and counting in the Google Android Market and now the Amazon Android Appstore, it has become increasingly difficult for new applications to stand out in the crowd. Achieving consumer awareness and sales longevity for your Android app requires a lot of organization and some strategic planning. Written for today's Android apps developer or apps development shop, The Business of Android Apps Development shows how to incorporate marketing and business savvy into every aspect of the design and development process, giving your application the best possible chance of succeeding in the the various Android app stores and markets. This book takes you step-by-step through cost-effective marketing, public relations and sales techniques that have proven successful for professional Android app creators and indie shops—perfect for independent developers on shoestring budgets. No prior business knowledge is required. This is the book you wish you had read before you launched your first app!