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Mechanism Design Theory: Radio Spectrum
Nobel Prize winning economist Eric Maskin on privatization of the radio spectrum, history of the field, and decision making mistakes.
Nobel Prize winning economist Eric Maskin on privatization of the radio spectrum, history of the field, and decision making mistakes.
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The Question Regarding the Nature of Time
If we believe time to be in relation to space-time, then the parameters of our thinking have a distinction about how we look at time? Time is often referred to as the fourth dimension , along with the spatial dimensions[/I] Time -http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
If we believe time to be in relation to space-time, then the parameters of our thinking have a distinction about how we look at time? Time is often referred to as the fourth dimension, along with the spatial dimensions[/I] Ti...
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The Golden Mean (philosophy)
In
philosophy, especially that of Aristotle, the golden mean is the
desirable middle between two extremes, one of excess and the other of
deficiency. - The Golden Mean (philosophy) In
the Eudemian Ethics, Aristotle writes on the virtues. Aristotle’s
th...
In philosophy, especially that of Aristotle, the golden mean is the desirable middle between two extremes, one of excess and the other of deficiency. -The Golden Mean (philosophy) In the Eudemian Ethics, Aristotle writes on ...
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Symbolic Logic
In mathematics, a proof is a deductive argument for a mathematical statement. In the argument, other previously established statements, such as theorems, can be used. In principle, a proof can be traced back to self-evident or assumed statements, known as a...
In mathematics, a proof is a deductive argument for a mathematical statement. In the argument, other previously established statements, such as theorems, can be used. In principle, a proof can be traced back to self-evident o...
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Everyone scientist I have been following in the blogoverse is weighing in on the topic.
Well hello, blog. It's been too long! Feels good to be back. The big cosmological excitement this week was the announcement of new cosmic microwave background measurements. These include a big release of new papers from the Planck satellite, as well as a joint polarization analysis combining ...
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Dark Matter Research
An overview of how the LHC at CERN can look for dark matter. (Credit: STFC/Ben Gilliland)
An overview of how the LHC at CERN can look for dark matter. (Credit: STFC/Ben Gilliland)
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Aristotle-The Square of Opposition (Whiteboard Animation)
Aristotle laid out the principles of his logic in his writing Περὶ Ἑρμηνείας, in Latin De Interpretatione, in English On Exposition. It is a graphical representation of the relations between propositions that guarantee their truth. If philosophers and scien...
Aristotle laid out the principles of his logic in his writing Περὶ Ἑρμηνείας, in Latin De Interpretatione, in English On Exposition. It is a graphical representation of the relations between propositions that guarantee their ...
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Plato's Theory of Forms

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Acquiring Knowledge
A priori and a posteriori knowledge The nature of this distinction has been disputed by various philosophers; however, the terms may be roughly defined as follows: A priori knowledge is knowledge that is known independently of experience (that is, it is non...
A priori and a posteriori knowledge The nature of this distinction has been disputed by various philosophers; however, the terms may be roughly defined as follows: A priori knowledge is knowledge that is known independently o...
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Tradition Square of Opposition
[IMG]http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/square/image-c.jpg[/IMG] Parsons, Terence, "The Traditional Square of Opposition", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2014 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = . [B]Contrary[/B]- All S are P,  No S is P ...
[IMG]http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/square/image-c.jpg[/IMG] Parsons, Terence, "The Traditional Square of Opposition", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2014 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = . [B]Contra...
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B modes have not suffered.
Many of you will have read in the last week that unfortunately (though to no one's surprise after seeing the data from the Planck satellite in the last few months) the BICEP2 experiment's claim of ...
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Inaugural Symposium of the Hyper-Kamiokande Proto-Collaboration
The Hyper-Kamiokande project aims to address the mysteries of the origin
and evolution of the Universe's matter and to confront theories of
elementary particle unification. To realize these goals the project will
combine a high intensity neutrino beam fr...
The Hyper-Kamiokande project aims to address the mysteries of the origin and evolution of the Universe's matter and to confront theories of elementary particle unification. To realize these goals the project will combine a hi...
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