Deontic Morality And Control

Author: Ishtiyaque Haji
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139434577
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This book addresses a dilemma concerning freedom and moral obligation (obligation, right and wrong). If determinism is true, then no one has control over one's actions. If indeterminism is true, then no one has control over their actions. But it is morally obligatory, right or wrong for one to perform some action only if one has control over it. Hence, no one ever performs an action that is morally obligatory, right or wrong. The author defends the view that this dilemma can be evaded but not in a way traditional compatibilists about freedom and moral responsibility will find congenial. For moral obligation is indeed incompatible with determinism but not with indeterminism. He concludes with an argument to the effect that, if determinism is true and no action is morally obligatory, right or wrong, then our world would be considerably morally impoverished as several sorts of moral appraisal would be unjustified.

Algorithms On Trees And Graphs

Author: Gabriel Valiente
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 366204921X
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Graph algorithms is a well-established subject in mathematics and computer science. Beyond classical application fields, such as approximation, combinatorial optimization, graphics, and operations research, graph algorithms have recently attracted increased attention from computational molecular biology and computational chemistry. Centered around the fundamental issue of graph isomorphism, this text goes beyond classical graph problems of shortest paths, spanning trees, flows in networks, and matchings in bipartite graphs. Advanced algorithmic results and techniques of practical relevance are presented in a coherent and consolidated way. This book introduces graph algorithms on an intuitive basis followed by a detailed exposition in a literate programming style, with correctness proofs as well as worst-case analyses. Furthermore, full C++ implementations of all algorithms presented are given using the LEDA library of efficient data structures and algorithms.

A First Course In Japanese

Author: Fudeko Obazawa Reekie
Publisher: Pascal Press
ISBN: 9781741251883
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A textbook specifically for students beginning the study of Japanese in the last two years of high school and based on the new syllabus published in 2006.

Cryptography And Coding

Author: Liqun Chen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642255167
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding, IMACC 2011, held in Oxford, UK in December 2011. The 27 revised full papers presented together with one invited contribution were carefully reviewed and selected from 57 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of mathematics and computer science, including coding theory, homomorphic encryption, symmetric and public key cryptosystems, cryptographic functions and protocols, efficient pairing and scalar multiplication implementation, knowledge proof, and security analysis.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Author: Prudence Shen
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 146684373X
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You wouldn't expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie's the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely—until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms—but not both. It's only going to get worse: after both parties are stripped of their funding on grounds of abominable misbehavior, Nate enrolls the club's robot in a battlebot competition in a desperate bid for prize money. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course! In Faith Erin Hicks' and Prudence Shen's world of high school class warfare and robot death matches, Nothing can possibly go wrong.