Epistemology

Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? EDMUND GETTIER Edmund Gettier is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This short piece, published in 1963, seemed to many decisively to refute an otherwise attractive analysis of knowledge. It stimulated a renewed effort, still ongoing, to clarify exactly what knowledge comprises. Gettier problem From Wikipedia, the free […]

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la Biblioteca Alessandrina

De Bibliotheca nasce come spettacolo didattico itinerante, pensato per accompagnare un pubblico di utenti, visitatori e curiosi all’interno delle biblioteche, luoghi “venerandi”, ma anche “a misura d’uomo”, avventurosi, divertenti e, soprattutto, patrimonio di tutti. Il testo, da integrare di volta in volta con informazioni e dati sulla specifica biblioteca che si va a scoprire, è […]

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power laws

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zipf%27s_lawhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford%27s_lawhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_distributionhttp://www.hpl.hp.com/research/idl/papers/ranking/ranking.htmlhttp://phys.ubbcluj.ro/~zneda/edu/mc/pareto.pdf Zipf’s law /ˈzɪf/, an empirical law formulated using mathematical statistics, refers to the fact that many types of data studied in the physical and social sciences can be approximated with a Zipfian distribution, one of a family of related discrete power law probability distributions. The law is named after the American linguist George Kingsley […]

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Projections

Published on Nov 11, 2013 Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce EXTRA INFO & LINKS BELOW! Dr. Julian Bayliss’ rainforest story: http://youtu.be/mni8mSS4KDU Cool video from CGPGrey: “How Many Countries Are There?”http://youtu.be/4AivEQmfPpk upside-down map: http://paulmencke.nl.dualdev.com/wp-c… INTERACTIVE projection site:http://www.jasondavies.com/maps/trans… Chromoscope: http://www.chromoscope.net/ Mercator Puzzle: https://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/… xkcd on maps: http://xkcd.com/977/ Earth “live”: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/imagery/earth… interactive gnomonic: http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/3795048 West Wing MAPS clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8zBC2… Earth from Mars: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2012/0… Earth from Saturn: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/newsr… “look” etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?t… wave […]

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What If Everyone JUMPED At Once?

Published on Aug 18, 2012 Follow Michael Stevens http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce Tell Geek and Sundry that Vsauce says “hi!” and SUB!:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Wef0… http://www.Facebook.com/VsauceGaming music courtesy of http://www.SoundCloud.com/JakeChudnow Thanks to:http://www.youtube.com/phoenixsaintly andhttp://www.youtube.com/theINENIvlogs For helping me with this video at Summer in the City!! theINENIvlogs behind the scenes Summer in the City vid with me:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Rd35… Why videos views freeze in the 300s on […]

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