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1 online resource.
The recent rise of digital media and human-machine interfaces has redefined survival for the conscious human subject. The most advanced technological apparatuses run on the principle of ambiguity and fluidity, countering the long-standing nostalgia towards an illusory state of totality seen in the history of Western ontology. Drawing on psychoanalytic, postmodern and cognitive theories, I reinterpret the fragmented, transgressive and incomprehensible aspects of digital communication and interaction as the fundamental modes, not objects, of individual and collective existence. I situate my discourse in a transcultural framework through Korean, Japanese and American literature and visual media, including works by Neal Stephenson (U.S.), Murakami Haruki (Japan) and Kim Young-ha (Korea).
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1 online resource.
This dissertation consists of three chapters. The first chapter, Predictability and Power in Legislative Bargaining, is a joint paper with Nageeb Ali and B. Douglas Bernheim. This paper examines the effect of the predictability of recognition processes on the concentration of political power in legislative bargaining. For a broad class of legislative bargaining games, we identify a mild predictability condition on the recognition rule, requiring an ability to rule out some minimum number of legislators as the next proposer, under which Markovian equilibria deliver all economic surplus to the first proposer. When legislators can be nearly certain that the next proposer belongs to a class of the requisite size, the first proposer receives nearly all of the surplus. The second chapter, Designing Checks and Balances, is a joint paper with Tiberiu Dragu and James Kuklinski. We study the design of checks and balances institutions when two (or more) parties need to agree on changing an existing policy in environments with single-peaked preferences. We characterize a class of checks and balances rules that satisfy strategy-proofness and Pareto efficiency and show that there is a unique rule that satisfy these properties. It consists of implementing the ideal policy of the more moderate player, that is, the player that prefers the less aggressive change from the policy status-quo. We study the implications of our analysis for constitutional review. The third chapter is Regulation and Liabilities. I develop a game theoretic model of the interaction among a firm, a regulatory agency and a consumer group. I use this framework to analyze the effect of allowing product liability compensation on the incentives and utility of the firm. I show that the firm's incentive to produce a quality product increases in the level of the damage compensation awarded through tort claims; however, the firm's utility may increase or decrease in the level of tort claim compensation.
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1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
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Book
lxiv, 317, [1] p. diagrs. 23 cm.
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Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
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xi, 160 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
  • Foreword / Michael A. Keller
  • Preface / Roberto G. Trujillo and Henry Lowood
  • Introduction : inside the baroque encyclopedia / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Science, history, and erudition : Athanasius Kircher's museum at the Collegio Romano / Paula Findlen
  • Kircher's magnetic investigations / Martha Baldwin
  • Kircher's subterranean world and the dignity of the geocosm / Tara E. Nummedal
  • The connoisseur of magic / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Between the demonic and the miraculous : Athanasius Kircher and the baroque culture of machines / Michael John Gorman
  • Making music, making knowledge : the harmonius universe of Athanasius Kircher / Penelope Gouk
  • Matters medical / Martha Baldwin
  • "If you have a secret, either keep it, or reveal it" : cryptography and universal language / Nick Wilding
  • China illustrata : the universe in a cup of tea / Haun Saussy
  • Kircher's Egypt / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Kircher among the ruins : esoteric knowledge and universal history / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Appendix I : Kircher's correspondence / Nick Wilding
  • Appendix II : Bibliography of works by and related to Athanasius Kircher at the Stanford University Libraries / John E. Mustain and Barry E. Hinman.
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xiii, 109 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
"The Ecstatic Journey: Althanasius Kircher in Baroque Rome" surveys the scientific, religious and political culture of 17th-century Rome through the works of Althanasius Kircher (1602-80), a German Jesuit at the Roman College. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Chicago's Regenstein Library, this illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Ingrid D. Rowland and descriptions of over 100 works. The introduction by F. Sherwood Rowland, 1995 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, offers an appreciation of Kircher and observations on the idea of scientific progress.
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viii, 343 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Formal justice, Anita Silvers-- distributive justice, David Wasserman-- a feminist standpoint, Mary B. Mahowald-- response - Silvers on Wasserman and Mahowald-- Wasserman on Silvers and Mahowald-- Mahowald on Silvers and Wasserman-- afterword - disability, strategic action and reciprocity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847692231 20160528
How should we respond to individuals with disabilities? What does it mean to be disabled? Over fifty million Americans, from neonates to the fragile elderly, are disabled. Some people say they have the right to full social participation, while others repudiate such claims as delusive or dangerous. In this compelling book, three experts in ethics, medicine, and the law address pressing disability questions in bioethics and public policy. Anita Silvers, David Wasserman, and Mary B. Mahowald test important theories of justice by bringing them to bear on subjects of concern in a wide variety of disciplines dealing with disability. They do so in the light of recent advances in feminist, minority, and cultural studies, and of the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act. Visit our website for sample chapters!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847692231 20160528
Philosophy Library (Tanner), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

9. America's communal utopias [1997] Online

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xxi, 537, [1] p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
From the Shakers to the Branch Davidians, America's communal utopians have captured the popular imagination. These 17 essays seek to demonstrate the relevance of such groups to the mainstream of American social, religious, and economic life, examining those founded before 1965.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807822999 20160527
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Book
148 p : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
x, 356 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Philosophy Library (Tanner), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
Book
xi, 123 leaves, bound.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage), Special Collections

13. Who is who in Kenya, 1982-1983 [1982] Online

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viii, 376 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

14. Ontogeny and phylogeny [1977] Online

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ix, 501, [1] p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Education Library (Cubberley), Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Science Library (Li and Ma), Special Collections

15. On the origin of species [1964] Online

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xxvii, ix, 502 p. 1 illus., port. 22 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Marine Biology Library (Miller), Philosophy Library (Tanner), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
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47 p. (chiefly illus.) 23 cm.
The forty-five photographs which compose this book are a selection from the more than two hundred exhibited at the Stanford University Art Gallery in the winter of 1964.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
Book
vi, 33 l. map, plates, tables.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage), Special Collections

18. Exotic zoology [1959] Online

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xii, 468 p. illus. 22 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
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iv, 70 . diagrs., tables.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
Book
xv, 294 leaves : plates, diagrs., tables.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage), Special Collections