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Millican, P. J. R.

Overview
Works: 12 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 2,547 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Software  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: B1455, 121
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Most widely held works by P. J. R Millican
Reading Hume on human understanding : essays on the first Enquiry by P. J. R Millican( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Alan Turing( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enquiries concerning human understanding and concerning the principles of morals by David Hume( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding is the definitive statement of the greatest philosopher in the English language. His arguments in support of reasoning from experience, and against the "sophistry and illusion"of religiously inspired philosophical fantasies, caused controversy in the eighteenth century and are strikingly relevant today, when faith and science continue to clash. The Enquiry considers the origin and processes of human thought, reaching the stark conclusion that we can have no ultimate understanding of the physical world, or indeed our own minds. In either sphere we must depend on instinctive learning from experience, recognizing our animal nature and the limits of reason. Hume's calm and open-minded skepticism thus aims to provide a new basis for science, liberating us from the "superstition" of false metaphysics and religion. His Enquiry remains one of the best introductions to the study of philosophy, and his edition places it in its historical and philosophical context. - Publisher
Machines and thought( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connectionism, concepts, and folk psychology by Andy Clark( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason, induction, and causation in Hume's philosophy by Don Garrett( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Alan Turing( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Alan Turing( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turtle : innovative software for the learning of computing concepts by P. J. R Millican( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hume'a wątpliwości sceptyczne dotyczące indukcji by P. J. R Millican( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The joy of... stats, chance & logic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Disc 2: Joy of Chance (2012): Through interviews, augmented-reality graphics and fascinating history Professor David Spiegelhalter tries to pin down what chance is and how it works in the real world. Spiegelhalter contextualises the idea of chance by applying the principle of flipping a coin to unpredictable and chaotic events. Attitude to the risk of environmental disaster is examined through footage surrounding the 1989 San Francisco and an interview with seismologist Professor Mary Lou Zoback. Spiegalhalter suggests probability is as much a matter of judgement as it is of arithmetic and, while chance is inescapable, if it can be understood it can be used to advantage. Spiegalhalter looks at the 16th century published 'Book on Games of Chance' by Gerolamo Cardano. In Las Vegas professional gambler Mike Shackleford discusses how he uses probability to improve his chance at casinos. Games designer Chris Brune talks about the human interaction with gambling machines while Mike Shackleford examines how card counting can be used to influence gambling
Philosophical ethics in reproductive medicine : proceedings of the First International Conference on Philosophical Ethics in Reproductive Medicine, University of Leeds, 18th-22nd April 1988 by David R Bromham( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complexity of ethical issues involving unborn children is laid out in this book by leaders in the fields of medicine, theology, philosophy and economics; contributions are also made by representatives of family planning organisations and afflicted patients. The subject of human embryo manipulation springs immediately to mind and is fully discussed here. In addition, a wide range of questions are addressed. What rights do parents have with regards to an embryo or fetus? What ethical dilemmas are posed by the population crisis? Where do professionals stand in the abortion debate? Is it ethical to allocate new technological resources indiscriminantly? The book not only investigates these areas of debate, but also considers the nature of the debate itself: the role that various participants play and the tactics that they use for promoting their arguments. This approach allows you to understand both the arguments involved and the ways in which the various contenders present them
 
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Alternative Names
Millican, P. J. R.

Millican, Peter.

Millican, Peter J. R.

Peter Millican Philosopher

Languages
English (79)

Polish (1)

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The legacy of Alan TuringEnquiries concerning human understanding and concerning the principles of moralsMachines and thoughtConnectionism, concepts, and folk psychologyThe legacy of Alan TuringThe legacy of Alan Turing