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Human-Machine Reconfigurations

Human-Machine Reconfigurations
Plans and Situated Actions

by Lucy Suchman,Lucy A. Suchman

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9780521675888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This 2007 book is about how human actions and technological artifacts are intertwined.

Nimesulide - Actions and Uses

Nimesulide - Actions and Uses

by K. D. Rainsford

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2005-10-26
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9783764370688
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides information on nimesulide, including comparisons with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic agents. This book covers the development of nimesulide, including synthesis and production, introduction, and approved uses and applications, followed by pharmacokinetics and toxicological properties, adverse reactions and their mechanisms.

The Shape of Actions

The Shape of Actions
What Humans and Machines Can Do

by Harry Collins,Martin Kusch

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 1999-01-05
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0262292939
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What can humans do? What can machines do? How do humans delegate actions to machines? In this book, Harry Collins and Martin Kusch combine insights from sociology and philosophy to provide a novel answer to these increasingly important questions.The authors begin by distinguishing between two basic types of intentional behavior, which they call polimorphic actions and mimeomorphic actions. Polimorphic actions (such as writing a love letter) are ones that community members expect to vary with social context. Mimeomorphic actions (such a swinging a golf club) do not vary. Although machines cannot act, they can mimic mimeomorphic actions. Mimeomorphic actions are thus the crucial link between what humans can do and what machines can do. Following a presentation of their detailed categorization of actions, the authors apply their approach to a broad range of human-machine interactions and to learning. Key examples include bicycle riding and the many varieties of writing machines. They also show how their theory can be used to explain the operation of organizations such as restaurants and armies. Finally, they look at a historical case—the technological development of the air pump—applying their categorization of actions to the processes of mechanization and automation. Automation, they argue, can occur only where what we want to bring about can be brought about through mimeomorphic action.

Defending Class Actions in Canada

Defending Class Actions in Canada

by N.A

  • Publisher : CCH Canadian Limited
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 9781553678083
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Defending Class Actions in Canada is aimed at businesses that may become defendants in class actions in Canada and the lawyers who defend them. Companies doing business in this country now have an intense interest in the proliferation of class actions and the risks posed by that development to their operations. This book not only outlines all of the steps in such actions and the law that governs them, it provides a useful analysis on a national scale of the most important developments and predictions of future trends.

Algebraic Quotients. Torus Actions and Cohomology. The Adjoint Representation and the Adjoint Action

Algebraic Quotients. Torus Actions and Cohomology. The Adjoint Representation and the Adjoint Action

by A. Bialynicki-Birula,J. Carrell,W.M. McGovern

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2002-04-24
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9783540432111
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the second volume of the new subseries "Invariant Theory and Algebraic Transformation Groups". The aim of the survey by A. Bialynicki-Birula is to present the main trends and achievements of research in the theory of quotients by actions of algebraic groups. This theory contains geometric invariant theory with various applications to problems of moduli theory. The contribution by J. Carrell treats the subject of torus actions on algebraic varieties, giving a detailed exposition of many of the cohomological results one obtains from having a torus action with fixed points. Many examples, such as toric varieties and flag varieties, are discussed in detail. W.M. McGovern studies the actions of a semisimple Lie or algebraic group on its Lie algebra via the adjoint action and on itself via conjugation. His contribution focuses primarily on nilpotent orbits that have found the widest application to representation theory in the last thirty-five years.

A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions

A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions

by Marcy Hogan Greer

  • Publisher : American Bar Association
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 1354
  • ISBN : 9781604429558
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Complete with a state-by-state analysis of the ways in which the class action rules differ from the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, this comprehensive guide provides practitioners with an understanding of the intricacies of a class action lawsuit. Multiple authors contributed to the book, mainly 12 top litigators at the premiere law firm of Fulbright and Jaworski, L.L.P.

Employment Class and Collective Actions

Employment Class and Collective Actions
Proceedings of the New York University 56th Annual Conference on Labor

by David Sherwyn,Samuel Estreicher

  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 1149
  • ISBN : 9041125051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Long regarded as a powerful means to seek individual damages against a corporate defendant, class actions have become a staple of the U.S. litigation system. In recent years, however, several highly significant Supreme Court decisions have weakened the commonality claims of defendants, particularly in workplace discrimination actions. In light of this background, the trends and prospects of employment class actions were the theme of the 56th annual proceedings of the prestigious New York University Conference on Labor, held in May 2003. This important volume reprints the papers presented at that conference, as well as some additional contributions. Among the considerable expertise brought to bear on this controversial subject, readers will find insightful analysis of such issues as the following: Effect of class actions on losing companies; Importance of class actions to Title VII enforcement; Obstacles to class litigation; Compliance and internal enforcement challenges for large employers; Opt-in vs. opt-out alternatives for class members; Value and effectiveness of pattern or practice test cases; Legal limits of group identity; Shifting of the burden of proof; Authority of arbitrators to proceed on a class wide basis; and Countering statistical claims of expert witnesses. Because class actions are based on tension - that between commonality and individuation - they tend to accumulate precedent along a spectrum from disconnected disparity to meaningful resolution. In this deeply informed and thought-provoking book, lawyers and academics concerned with both the interests of employers and of employees will proceed with increased awareness as they work on reconciling the practical and theoretical constraints of class litigation.

Group Actions and Invariant Theory

Group Actions and Invariant Theory
Proceedings of the 1988 Montreal Conference, Held August 1-6, 1988

by American Mathematical Society,Conference on "Group Actions and Invariant Theory" (1988 : Montréal, Quebec)

  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780821860151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume contains the proceedings of a conference, sponsored by the Canadian Mathematical Society, on Group Actions and Invariant Theory, held in August, 1988 in Montreal. The conference was the third in a series bringing together researchers from North America and Europe (particularly Poland). The papers collected here will provide an overview of the state of the art of research in this area. The conference was primarily concerned with the geometric side of invariant theory, including explorations of the linearization problem for reductive group actions on affine spaces (with a counterexample given recently by J. Schwarz), spherical and complete symmetric varieties, reductive quotients, automorphisms of affine varieties, and homogeneous vector bundles.

Plans and Situated Actions

Plans and Situated Actions
The Problem of Human-Machine Communication

by Lucy A. Suchman

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1987-11-26
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780521337397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A compelling case for the re-examination of interface design models is presented by this text's assertion that human behavior is not taken into account in the planning model generally favored by artificial intelligence.

Private Cost Recovery Actions Under CERCLA

Private Cost Recovery Actions Under CERCLA

by John M. Hyson

  • Publisher : Environmental Law Institute
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781585760442
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More frequently than ever, private owners of contaminated sites have good economic reasons for cleaning up the sites, regardless of any concern on the part of a government agency. And, once having undertaken the costs of cleanup, they naturally seek reimbursement of cleanup costs from those who are responsible for the contamination. Private Cost Recovery Actions Under CERCLA examines the law and policy of private cost recovery actions under Superfund. Private Cost Recovery Actions Under CERCLA explores the relationship between CERCLA`s liability provision and the statute`s contribution provision, a relationship that has caused substantial difficulty for courts and practitioners. Moreover, it gives practical advice to the attorneys and courts that must deal with the complexities and high transaction costs of contribution litigation. Anyone involved in the morass of CERCLA contribution litigation will benefit from Professor John Hyson's measured analysis and coherent advice.

The Law of Pleading and Evidence in Civil Actions

The Law of Pleading and Evidence in Civil Actions
Arranged Alphabetically: with Practical Forms: and the Pleading and Evidence to Support Them

by John Simcoe Saunders

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1831
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proper Group Actions and the Baum-Connes Conjecture

Proper Group Actions and the Baum-Connes Conjecture

by Guido Mislin,Alain Valette

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2003-07-23
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 9783764304089
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A concise introduction to the techniques used to prove the Baum-Connes conjecture. The Baum-Connes conjecture predicts that the K-homology of the reduced C^*-algebra of a group can be computed as the equivariant K-homology of the classifying space for proper actions. The approach is expository, but it contains proofs of many basic results on topological K-homology and the K-theory of C^*-algebras. It features a detailed introduction to Bredon homology for infinite groups, with applications to K-homology. It also contains a detailed discussion of naturality questions concerning the assembly map, a topic not well documented in the literature. The book is aimed at advanced graduate students and researchers in the area, leading to current research problems.

Antitrust class actions handbook

Antitrust class actions handbook

by N.A

  • Publisher : American Bar Association
  • Release :
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781616327705
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interceptive Actions in Sport

Interceptive Actions in Sport
Information and Movement

by Keith Davids,Geert J. P. Savelsbergh,Simon Bennett,John van der Kamp

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780415241526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is the first to offer a comprehensive review of existing theoretical research on dynamic interceptive actions, as well as close examination of specific, practical applications.

Essays on Actions and Events

Essays on Actions and Events
Philosophical Essays Volume 1

by Donald Davidson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2001-09-27
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9780199246274
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Donald Davidson has prepared a new edition of his classic 1980 collection of Essays on Actions and Events, including two additional essays. In this seminal investigation of the nature of human action, Davidson argues for an ontology which includes events along with persons and other objects. Certain events are identified and explained as actions when they are viewed as caused and rationalized by reasons; these same events, when described in physical, biological, or physiological terms, may be explained by appeal to natural laws. The mental and the physical thus constitute irreducibly discrete ways of explaining and understanding events and their causal relations. Among the topics discussed are: freedom to act; weakness of the will; the logical form of talk about actions, intentions, and causality; the logic of practical reasoning; Hume's theory of the indirect passions; and the nature and limits of decision theory. The introduction, cross-references, and appendices emphasize the relations between the essays and explain how Davidson's views have developed.

Corporate Actions - A Concise Guide

Corporate Actions - A Concise Guide
An Introduction to Securities Events

by Francis Groves

  • Publisher : Harriman House Limited
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1905641672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Corporate actions have been sidelined for too long anddeserve to be treated with more respect. No type ofinvestment security can be fully understood withoutknowledge of its corporate actions. All corporate actionshave implications for the sustainability of aninvestment's performance but repeatedly more beguilinginvestment ......

World Water Actions

World Water Actions
Making Water Flow for All

by Francois Guerquin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-09-23
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 1136533052
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the need for management to assess the challenges of water scarcity and plan changes based on proper valuation and financial instruments, international co-operation and efficient use. Part II analyses the problems of water scarcity and the available solutions in each main sector: water supply and sanitation, energy, health, agriculture, ecosystems and biodiversity. Part III assesses the state of the debate following the third World Water Forum and sets out the priorities for action, including increased investment, institutional reform and capacity building in the water sector. A free CD-ROM with extensive case studies and statistical data accompanies this text.

Teachers' Minds And Actions

Teachers' Minds And Actions
Research On Teachers' Thinking And Practice

by Gunnar Handal,Sveinung Vaage

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-07-19
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1135718288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the 10th International Study Association on Teacher Thinking and Practice Conference in Gothenburg, this text contains a collection of original research conducted by scholars from Europe, North America, Israel and Hong Kong, and provides an overview of the current status of international research on teacher thinking.; The contributors write from different perspectives - some analytical, some philosophical and some contextual - on the way teachers think and act. The intention of the book is not to characterise critically the established traditions or any of its researchers, but to study teacher-thinking research in context, analysing research objectives and enquiring into what lies behind the traditions. The result is a picture of an unpredictable but exciting and interesting future in developments in teacher-thinking research.

Superfund Emergency Response Actions

Superfund Emergency Response Actions
A Summary of Federally-funded Removals

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Agents and Their Actions

Agents and Their Actions

by Maximilian de Gaynesford

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-08-22
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1444339087
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reflecting a recent flourishing of creative thinking in the field, Agents and Their Actions presents seven newly commissioned essays by leading international philosophers that highlight the most recent debates in the philosophy of action Features seven internationally significant authors, including new work by two of philosophy′s super stars , John McDowell and Joseph Raz Presents the first clear indication of how John McDowell is extending his path–breaking work on intentionality and perceptual experience towards an account of action and agency Covers all the major interconnections between action–agency and central areas of Philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, History of Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Language Provides a snapshot of current debate on the subject, which is fresh, enlightening, and fruitful