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Edited by Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen

This is the first book to collect research on game-theoretic tools in the analysis of language with particular reference to semantics and pragmatics. Games are significant, because they pertain equally to pragmatics and semantics of natural language. The book provides an overview of the variety of ways in which game theory is used in the analysis of linguistic meaning and shows how games arise in pragmatic as well as semantic investigations. The book is a balanced combination of philosophical, linguistic, logical and mathematical argumentation. The book has an introductory and a concluding chapter, written by the editor, to give a gentle introduction to the topics covered in the book and to provide wider conclusions and prospects arising from the individual essays.
The major topics covering the field of game theory and linguistic meaning included in the book are: language games, Wittgenstein evolutionary language games communication games, Grice games of partial information equilibrium semantics game-theoretic semantics logical modelling, and generalised quantifiers the semantics/pragmatics distinction. It includes international contributions from known leaders in the field. It is part of the Current Research in Semantics/Pragmatics Interface series.

The Commentary of al-Nayrizi on Book I of Euclid's Elements of Geometry

with an Introduction on the Transmission of Euclid's Elements in the Middle Ages

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Edited by Anthony Lo Bello

For more than two millennia, the Elements of Geometry by the Greek mathematician Euclid of Alexandria (ca. 300 B.C.E. ) was held to be “the supreme example of the exercise of human reason” and “a paradigm of rational certainty” (from the preface, after Simon Blackburn). The Commentary of al-Nayrizi on Book I of Euclid’s Elements of Geometry introduces readers to the transmission of Euclid’s Elements from the Middle East to the Latin West in the medieval period and then offers the first English translation of al-Nayrizi’s (d. ca. 922) Arabic commentary on Book I.

The Three Volumes are also available as set (ISBN 0 391 04197 5)

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Edited by Anthony Lo Bello

The Commentary of Albertus Magnus on Book I of Euclid’s Elements of Geometry is the third in Lo Bello’s series on the Elements. Lo Bello provides the first modern translation of a key Latin text of the Elements in the Middle Ages, the commentary of the Dominican scholastic philosopher Albertus Magnus (d. 1280), the teacher of Thomas Aquinas. The volume includes a translation, notes on the translation, and a critical examination of the mathematical content of the three commentaries on Euclid’s Elements of Geometry thus far treated in this series.

The Three Volumes are also available as set (ISBN 0 391 04197 5)

Gerard of Cremona’s Translation of the Commentary of al-Nayrizi on Book I of Euclid’s Elements of Geometry

With an Introductory Account of the Twenty-Two Early Extant Arabic Manuscripts of the Elements

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Edited by Anthony Lo Bello

Anthony Lo Bello’s Gerard of Cremona’s Translation of Book I of the Commentary of al-Nayrizi on Euclid’s Elements of Geometry is the first modern translation of Gerard of Cremona’s (1114–1187) Latin version of al-Nayrizi’s famous Arabic commentary. Lo Bello gives an introductory account of the twenty-two early extant Arabic manuscripts of the Elements, an annotated English translation of Gerard’s translation of al-Nayrizi’s commentary, and finally a critical analysis of the idiosyncrasies of Gerard’s method of translation.

The Three Volumes are also available as set (ISBN 0 391 04197 5)

Advanced Robotics

The International Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan. Published jointly with the Robotics Society of Japan

This journal has been acquired by Taylor & Francis. For more information, please click here.