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              Moscow Diary

              Moscow Diary (Paperback, annotated edition)

              By Benjamin, Walter; Edited by Smith, Gary; Translated by Sieburth, Richard; Preface by Scholem, Gershom

              • RRP: $69.00
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              Recounts Benjamin's experiences and observations while visiting Moscow and depicts his efforts to learn about Soviet society.

              ISBN 9780674587441
              Released AU 15 Jul 1986
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Benjamin: Philosophy, Aesthetics, History

              Benjamin: Philosophy, Aesthetics, History (Paperback, 2nd ed.)

              Edited by Smith, Gary

              • RRP: $83.00
              • $83.00
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              Walter Benjamin (1896-1940) has been called by Hannah Arendt the "greatest critic of the century." While an increasing number of Anglo-American literary critics draw upon Benjamin's writings in their own works, their colleagues in the philosophical community remain relatively una...cquainted with his legacy. In the European intellectual world, by contrast, Benjamin's critical epistemological program, his philosophies of history and language, and his aesthetics have long since become part of philosophical discourse. The present collection of articles, many of which were contained in earlier versions in the Winter 1983 special issue of the journal The Philosophical Forum, initiates the project of establishing Benjamin's importance to philosophy. A balance of original work by Benjamin and important commentary on his works, this volume includes the crucial chapter from Benjamin's magnum opus The Arcades Project, his "Program of the Coming Philosophy," and "Central Park," as well as essays by leading scholars (including Theodor W. Adorno, Leo Lowenthal, and Rolf Tiedemann) that treat single philosophical themes and relate his ideas to those of other thinkers such as Gadamer, Goodmann, and Rosenzweig. Gary Smith's introduction to the volume provides an extremely useful and sophisticated entree for readers unaccustomed to the breadth of Benjamin's philosophical allusions, as well as an informative summation of the contents of the volume. This book will be of interest to philosophers, literary theorists, art historians, anthropologists, and other social scientists.
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              ISBN 9780226765143
              Released AU 15 Jan 1989
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The AI Delusion

              The AI Delusion (Hardback)

              By Smith, Gary

              • RRP: $42.99
              • $34.39
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              Gary Smith argues that the real danger of artificial intelligence is not that computers are smarter than us, but that we think they are. Through many examples, Smith shows that human reasoning is fundamentally different from artificial intelligence, and it is needed more than eve...r.
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              ISBN 9780198824305
              Released AU 6 Sep 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Benjamin: Philosophy, Aesthetics, History

              Benjamin: Philosophy, Aesthetics, History (Hardback, 2nd ed.)

              Edited by Smith, Gary

              • RRP: $177.00
              • $177.00
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              Walter Benjamin (1896-1940) has been called by Hannah Arendt the "greatest critic of the century." While an increasing number of Anglo-American literary critics draw upon Benjamin's writings in their own works, their colleagues in the philosophical community remain relatively una...cquainted with his legacy. In the European intellectual world, by contrast, Benjamin's critical epistemological program, his philosophies of history and language, and his aesthetics have long since become part of philosophical discourse. The present collection of articles, many of which were contained in earlier versions in the Winter 1983 special issue of the journal The Philosophical Forum, initiates the project of establishing Benjamin's importance to philosophy. A balance of original work by Benjamin and important commentary on his works, this volume includes the crucial chapter from Benjamin's magnum opus The Arcades Project, his "Program of the Coming Philosophy," and "Central Park," as well as essays by leading scholars (including Theodor W. Adorno, Leo Lowenthal, and Rolf Tiedemann) that treat single philosophical themes and relate his ideas to those of other thinkers such as Gadamer, Goodmann, and Rosenzweig. Gary Smith's introduction to the volume provides an extremely useful and sophisticated entree for readers unaccustomed to the breadth of Benjamin's philosophical allusions, as well as an informative summation of the contents of the volume. This book will be of interest to philosophers, literary theorists, art historians, anthropologists, and other social scientists.
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              ISBN 9780226765129
              Released AU 15 Jan 1989
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              What the Luck?: The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives

              What the Luck?: The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Gary

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              Fact: In Israel, pilot trainees who were praised for doing well subsequently performed worse, while trainees who were shouted at for doing poorly performed better.Highly intelligent women tend to marry men who are less intelligent.Students who get the highest scores in third grad...e generally get lower scores in fourth grade.Truth: It's wrong to conclude that shouting is a more effective tool.It's wrong to conclude that women choose men whose intelligence does not intimidate them.It's wrong to conclude that schools are failing their students.There's one reason for each of these truths: a concept called regression to the mean. It explains how we can be misled by luck in our day-to-day lives. An insufficient appreciation of luck and chance can wreak all kinds of mischief in sports, education, medicine, business, politics, and more. Perfectly natural random variation can lead us to attach meaning to the meaningless and in What the Luck?, statistician Gary Smith explains how an understanding of luck can change the way we see just about every aspect of our lives . . . and can help us learn to rely less on random chance, and more on truth.
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              ISBN 9780715652091
              Released AU 24 May 2017
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Language (English)
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              How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science
               

              How Does Earth Work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science (Paperback, 2nd edition, Contains 1 Paperback / softback and 1 Digital product license key)

              By Smith, Gary; Pun, Aurora

              • RRP: $648.99
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              For introductory courses in physical geology. Encouraging students to observe, discover, and visualize, How Does Earth Work? Second Edition engages students with an inquiry-based learning method that develops a solid interpretation of introductory geology. Like geology detectives..., students learn to think through the scientific process and uncover evidence that explains earth's mysteries.
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              ISBN 9780136003687
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781292042428
              Released AU 21 Jan 2009
              Publisher Pearson Education (US)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Bcmc
                

              The Bcmc (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Gary

              • RRP: $48.99
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              ISBN 9781441549976
              Released AU 29 Jul 2009
              Publisher XLIBRIS
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              Hide and Seek: The Warrant Game
                

              Hide and Seek: The Warrant Game (Hardback)

              By Smith, Gary

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              ISBN 9781456892678
              Released AU 6 Apr 2011
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              Guarantee Your Business Success The Sales Strategies for Winning Companies
                

              Guarantee Your Business Success The Sales Strategies for Winning Companies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Gary

              • RRP: $32.50
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              With the proven strategies in this book you will have the tools and knowledge to allow you increase revenues in your business quickly. As a senior business strategist for a number of years I know that these are proven and realistic to implement for every business size and the str...onger your foundations in your company will result in quicker and more sustainable growth. As an international business transformational expert Gary Smith understands all components of setting up businesses from start-ups to large international organisations he has helped transform them all. A great book to drive the revenue changes that you need within your business in the modern workplace.
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              ISBN 9780244711153
              Released AU 17 Sep 2018
              Publisher Lulu.com
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              What the Luck?: The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives
               

              What the Luck?: The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives (Paperback)

              By Smith, Gary

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              The world is filled with curious facts: intelligent women tend to marry men who are less intelligent. Students who get the highest scores in year-three generally get lower scores in year-four. Pilot trainees praised for good performance achieve worse results in their next exercis...e, but trainees who are shouted at for doing poorly perform better later on. But it would be wrong for us to assume that smart women are more attracted to unintelligent men or that schools are failing their students, or that shouting is the best way to get results. There is one unifying reason for each of these curious cases: a concept called `regression to the mean' which explains how we can easily be misled by random chance in our daily lives. Luck can wreak all kinds of mischief in sports, business, education, politics, and everywhere in between so that we attach meaning to the meaningless, making questionable decisions that leave us wondering: what went wrong? In What the Luck? statistician Gary Smith and author of Standard Deviations (The Times Book of the Week) explains how an understanding of luck can not only change the way we see the world but how we can make better choices by using the realm of probability to our advantage.
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              ISBN 9780715652657
              Released AU 1 May 2018
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Language (English)
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