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By E. M. Curley

ISBN-10: 0674198263

ISBN-13: 9780674198265

E. M. Curley is understood for his ability at lucid exposition and cogen research of seventeenth-century philosophy. during this publication he turns to Descartes, who is still a significant determine within the Western philosophical culture. whereas facing such a lot of Descartes' seminal contributions, he concentrates at the matters that pose specified difficulties for contemporary scholars: the dream argument, wisdom of one's personal life and psychological states, the circle, the arguments for God's life, and the declare that brain and physique are unique.

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The history of human practice is a history of value creation and cost increase conflicting, interacting, and blending with each other, as well as a history of value creation and progress with cost increase as the prerequisite, or a history of cost increase with value creation and progress as the main goal and result. The contradiction between value creation and cost increase is the everlasting contradiction in social practice and the development of human existence, mainly reflecting the state of human existence.

Human beings will pursue knowledge and innovative talents as they pursued land in the Agricultural Age and capital in the Industrial Age. Those who do not know the updated patterns in production, thinking, and innovation will be more likely to be eliminated by the society. The amount of information and knowledge acquired by or allotted to an individual mainly depends on the ability to learn and transform knowledge. School education, general education, and lifelong learning have become the indispensable support for individual sustainability in the society.

Chapter 2 The Revolution of Knowledge Value: Ethical Considerations in the New Economic Age With the web age approaching, the Internet is emerging as the “most exciting business arena” in history, information technology industry is becoming the world largest “industry,” and the mode of human existence is going through fundamental transformations. 1 %, breaking the record of 1 trillion US$ for the first time. In 2013, it is estimated that the United States will still be the largest global e-commerce market and China will soon take the second place.

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