24.729 Topics in Philosophy of Language: Modeling Representation (MIT)
The seminar will be devoted to understanding what we're up to when we ascribe contents to a person's assertions and mental attitudes. We seek to make clear the rules of the game for the philosophy of language. We'll survey classic discussions of the issue by Field, Lewis and Stalnaker. But much of the emphasis of the class will be on getting clear about the limitations of our theoretical tools. I'd like to focus on places where our theorizing runs into trouble, or breaks down altogether.
Being a 'good BRIC': how the rising BRIC economies can be a win-win for the global economy - Summer
As the 'are we'/'aren't we' debate continues around Britain's early or late emergence from the global recession it is clear that the so called 'BRIC' economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China are proving somewhat more resilient to the global economic downturn suffered by the Western economies. So how much can we learn from them about developing these new growing middle class markets abroad and how much do they still need our skill set in terms of their recent mergers and acquisitions? Boni So
Survival of the most adaptable- how the recession can lead to a change for the better- Spring 2009 Q
Survival of the most adaptable- how the recession can lead to a change for the better: As the global recession sinks into becomming a global depression, and new financial measures such as 'quantitative easing' are brought in to try and stabilise markets, Judge Business School's podcast series has been talking to its academics to find out how business can best cope with the changing financial climate it now finds itself in. Boni Sones reports on this positive advice from the experts.
Oiling the wheels of productivity
The performance and efficiency of the world's national oil companies - i.e. those still wholly under government ownership - could be increased very dramatically by privatising them, new research finds. The results of such performance improvements would be staggering, explains Dr Michael Pollitt, and could see global oil and gas production in the first year alone increase by 2.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day - which is more than all of France's current oil and gas consumption.
Green business and green values: the CIBAM Global Business Symposium- Part 2
Corporations and governments are having to face up to the new challenges of how to operate in a global business environment where the financial sector is broken and needs fixing, and protecting the environment is a major concern for all. "Sustainable competitiveness" is the new catch phrase as business leaders and government's embrace a different language. Phrases like "business ethics", "environmental protection" and "wealth distribution" are being talked about in board rooms and cabinets aroun
A clip in which a medical examiner describes the art of Seppuku: a Japanese ritual suicide practiced by samurai.
What the World Eats
This video version of What the World Eats, written by Faith D'Aluisio, includes text, narration, and pictures. The book is listed on the CoreStandards.org website as suggested reading material for grades 2-3. (10:20)
John Haldon, Princeton University: History, Remote Sensing, and GIS - The Avkat Survey Project PDF
This talk introduces briefly the Avkat Archaeological Survey, a collaborative research project in north-central Anatolia which seeks to integrate a number of different approaches to studying the past, using recent technological advances to integrate disparate datasets into a cohesive framework of analysis. From the 1980s, there has been continued development of methodologies of archaeological field survey, as well as remote sensing techniques ranging from ground-penetrating radar to airborne rad
Immigration Detention and the Aesthetics of Incarceration
Michael Flynn, Global Detention Project, Graduate Institute of Geneva gives a talk for the first session of the workshop; Legal Approaches.
Politics in 60 seconds. War
Dr Lucy Sargisson defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on War as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Lucy Sargisson, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Lucy Sargisson is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham. She is an active member of the profession, serving on th
Communication on a worksite: Communicating effectively
Review scenes from a building site and say if the communication was effective and why. As well as what was said, look at things like eye contact and body language. When you work on a building site you need to communicate with other people - tradesmen, suppliers and clients. This involves spoken and written communication, as well as an understanding of safety and warning signs.
6. Malthusian Times
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) In many regions, the central cultural idea is that of a lineage, a family and its line of male ancestors and descendants. The prime duty in these cultures is to keep the lineage going. Religion is small scale with the ancestors performing many of the functions of gods. Denser populations and larger political entities lead to large-scale religion where conformity is stressed and cultural rules are codified in a book and not subject to discussion wi
Chemical and Environmental Behaviour of Materials: Kinetics of Aqueous Corrosion
This set of animations demonstrates what is meant by aqueous corrosion and the use of the Tafel plot in its understanding. From TLP: Kinetics of Aqueous Corrosion
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: Superelasticity and shape memory alloys
This set of animations provides understanding of the principles and applications of superelasticity and shape memory alloys materials. From TLP: Superelasticity and shape memory alloys
Essential reading for those planning on working abroad, as global numbers of TB patients increases.
Problem Based Learning tasks in Economic Growth: convergence hypothesis theory
Student handout outlining a PBL (Problem Based Learning) task on a final year course on economic growth and understanding convergence hypothesis theory.
Problem Based Learning tasks in Economic Growth: endogenous growth theory
Student handout outlining a PBL (Problem Based Learning) task on a final year course on economic growth and understanding endogenous growth theory.
TALAT Lecture 3403: Designing of Forgings
This lecture helps to gain an understanding of the interaction between part design, tool design and forging process parameters in order to achieve optimum quality forged products. General understanding of metallurgy and deformation processes is assumed.
TALAT Lecture 1203: Phase Diagrams
This lecture aims at developing a qualitative understanding of binary phase diagrams by reference to the model systems Cu-Ni, Ni-Pt, Au-Ni and Ag-Cu, and also by reference to the Phase Rule. It applies the basic concepts of phase diagrams to binary aluminium alloys; it also aims at extending the discussion to an outline of ternary phase diagrams, and at showing how a so-called pseudo-binary section can be applied with benefit to the Al-Mg-Si system for alloys balanced in Mg2Si.
TALAT Lecture 1202: Metallography of Aluminium Alloys
This lecture aims at providing a survey of the metallographic techniques available for the examination of aluminium and its alloys. The information must be sufficient to be sure that the students and the users are able to choose the most suitable technique to solve their problems in the examination of samples. The lecture should contain a direct understanding of the main problems in the metallography of the different classes of aluminium materials.