The Appeal to the Given

Author: Jacob Joshua Ross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317440161
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Originally published in 1970. This work evaluates the appeal to the sensually given which played an important role in epistemological discussions during the early 20th Century. While many contemporary philosophers regarded this appeal as a mistake, there were still some who defended the notion of the given and even made it the foundation of their views regarding perception. The author here points to several different views concerning the nature of the sensually given and argues that the issue between them is not empirical, as is naturally suggested by what he calls ‘the Naïve View’ of the dispute, but rather metaphysical, involving different theories regarding the relationship between Thought and Reality. This leads on to a discussion of the different views presently held regarding the task of the epistemologist, and to a new suggestion with regard to the relationship between common sense and the rival ontologies suggested by scientists and philosophers. In the course of the argument a variety of different topics are discussed such as the correspondence and coherence theories of truth, the differences between scientific and philosophical theories, and the relevance of scientific treatments of the subject of perception to the treatment of this topic by philosophers.

Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods

Author: Pedro Latorre Carmona
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642365302
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This edited book includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the First International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPRAM 2012), held in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, from 6 to 8 February, 2012, sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information Control and Communication (INSTICC) and held in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning (PASCAL2). The conference brought together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on the areas of Pattern Recognition, both from theoretical and application perspectives.

Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

Author: Great Britain
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780105413066
Format: PDF, Docs
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This Act has 64 clauses and three schedules, and contains provisions to amend current legislation to implement the Government's five year strategy for the asylum and immigration system, including enforcement and transparency issues. Provisions are listed under six headings including those relating to: rights of appeal; employment of individuals subject to immigration control; provision of information; and issues relating to claimants and applicants, including provision of support, housing and other services.