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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 547.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 06:55:52 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: new books

    Digital Design: Research and Practice

    edited by

    Mao-Lin Chiu
    Dept. of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan R.O.C.

    Jin-Yeu Tsou
    Chinese University of Hong Kong, PR of China

    Thomas Kvan
    University of Hong Kong, PR of China

    Mitsuo Morozumi
    Kumamoto University, Japan

    Tay-Sheng Jeng
    National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan R.O.C.

    "CAAD Futures" is a bi-annual conference that aims to promote the
    advancement of computer-aided architectural design in the service of those
    concerned with the quality of the built environment. The conferences are
    organized under the auspices of the CAAD Futures Foundation, which has its
    secretariat at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
    This book contains papers prepared for the 10th CAAD Futures conference
    that took place at the National Cheng Kung University, 28 to 30 April,
    2003. The chapters provide an overview of the state-of-the-art in research
    on computer-aided architectural design at that time. Information on the
    CAAD Futures Foundation and its conferences can be found at

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1210-1 Date: April 2003 Pages: 476 pp.
    EURO 175.00 / USD 172.00 / GBP 110.00

    Science and Culture


    Joseph Agassi
    Dept. of Philosophy, Tel-Aviv University, Israel and Dept. of Philosophy,
    York University, Toronto, Canada


    In Science and Culture, Joseph Agassi addresses scientism and relativism,
    two false philosophies that divorce science from culture in general and
    from tradition in particular. According to Agassi, science is an integral
    part of culture, and both scientism and relativism ignore the cultural
    value of science. This work helps break the isolation of science from the
    rest of culture by promoting popular science and reasonable history of
    science. Agassi provides examples of the value of science to culture at
    large, discussions of items of the general culture and their interactions
    with science, and practical strategies and tools. He offers a wide variety
    of case studies to exemplify these. In this book Agassi puts significant
    topics such as autonomy, tolerance, reason, philosophy and responsibility
    on the agenda of democratic philosophy today.
    Science and Culture is for practising professionals in the philosophy of
    science and the sociology of science, and for political scientists and
    science policy students and administrators, as well as for the general
    educated public.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1156-3 Date: March 2003 Pages: 448 pp.
    EURO 162.00 / USD 156.00 / GBP 104.00

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