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2. What is a circle?

2. What is a circle?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778308
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0003
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9780199657124
‘What is a circle?’ considers what is common to the objects that are circular. It is circularity, which to some is an example of a property: a feature or quality of a particular. But does ... More
3. A huge increase in cases

3. A huge increase in cases  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0003
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Since the 1990s there has been an increase of 172 per cent of people diagnosed as autistic. ‘A huge increase in cases’ looks at the possible causes of autism. It is very unlikely that ... More
Autism: A Very Short Introduction

Autism: A Very Short Introduction  

Uta Frith

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.001.0001
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book
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9780199207565
Autism: A Very Short Introduction asks: What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an autism epidemic? What are ... More
6. Seeing the world differently

6. Seeing the world differently  

Uta Frith

in Autism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776922
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199207565.003.0006
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9780199207565
‘Seeing the world differently’ examines the savant talents possessed by some autistic people. It asks: Could a different way of processing information lead to a different kind of ... More
6. Statistical models and methods

6. Statistical models and methods  

David J. Hand

in Statistics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777097
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10.1093/actrade/9780199233564.003.0006
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9780199233564
‘Statistical models and methods’ explores the construction of models. Models are a representation of the system being studied. These can be mechanistic, i.e. rooted in an underlying theory, ... More

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