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  The Institute for Applied Epistemics and General Semantics
William J. Williams, Professor Emeritus in the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California, has written extensively on the subjects of General Semantics and Epistemics.
He has attempted to operationalize these processes by addressing the subjects of leadership, power, motivation, rationality, decision-making, personal affairs, cognitive psychology, creative behavior, psychiatry, family therapy, clinical social work, law, humanities and thinking.
"Epistemics as an Analytical Method," ETC, Journal of the International Society for General Semantics, 1974.
www.epistemicsinstitute.org /williams.html   (597 words)

  Valued Epistemics Private Limited - Home
Valued Epistemics Private Limited is a new generation technology company based in Chennai, India.
Valued Epistemics was founded in late 2004 by technology professionals with experience in RandD and Business Development from Nokia and Motorola in the US and in India.
The company is intensely research oriented, both in core engineering and algorithm development aspects and in end user behaviour and utilization.
www.valuedepistemics.com   (94 words)

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To reduce this load on pilots and ensure that they are able to perform at their optimum, the UK Ministry of Defence, in conjunction with QinetiQ and Epistemics, established a program of applied research into the development of cockpit automation and decision aiding for military fast-jet pilots.
Epistemics use a range of special acquisition techniques and a software toolkit, PCPACK, to enable experts to describe and reveal their instinctive understanding and thought processes.
Epistemics captured and validated knowledge from a number of RAF and Royal Navy pilots.
www.solass.com /press_releases/2005-03-03.htm   (960 words)

 Y2K or Not Y2K
Epistemic modality is a linguistic mood that indicates how much certainty or evidence a speaker/writer has for his proposition (Chung and Timberlake 1985, Palmer 1986).
Epistemic modality not only reflects the absence or presence of certainty in propositions, but they are used to indicate the degree of certainty.
These two types of epistemics play a crucial role in the documents in that they not only reflect the companies’ stance regarding their Y2K readiness vis a vis activities within their control, but they also reflect the companies’ stance vis a vis evidence provided by their lawyers, outsourced computer services and affiliates.
www.gwu.edu /~y2k/categories/y2kstudies9_Article.htm   (4057 words)

 Epistemics, Creation, and Evolution - TheologyWeb Campus
I don't mean that as a moral law, I mean that as an epistemic impossibility: science and faith are non-overlapping sets.
As for as our epistemic autonomy or lack of it, I don't think it is implied, Biblically, that this is 100% either way: there is a balance.
Epistemic autonomy in the Bible is usually picked out in such statements as Psalm 14: the fool says in his heart there is no God.
www.theologyweb.com /forum/showthread.php?t=44831   (1832 words)

 Dissimilar simulation: the epistemics of simulation in the humanities (VKS)
We will investigate the relation between the introduction of simulation as a technological and epistemic innovation within the humanities and changing conceptions of scholarship within contemporary society.
By using a three-tiered approach we plan to combine material and discursive analysis, ethnographic research, and a wider literature and bibliographic study in order to both examine specific cases of visual simulation use in archaeology and to contextualize our insights in terms of the changing conditions of scholarship in the humanities as a whole.
By focusing on the epistemic role of simulations we will also contribute to further development in understanding the role of tools and instrumentation in the humanities from the point of view of STS, which so far has mainly concentrated on natural science fields.
www.virtualknowledgestudio.nl /projects/dissimilar-simulation.php   (759 words)

 Alibris: Epistemics
Epistemic logic is the branch of philosophical thought that seeks to formalize the discourse about knowledge.
In this witty and provocative study of democracy and its critics, Charles Willard debunks liberalism, arguing that its exaggerated ideals of authenticity, unity, and community have deflected attention from the pervasive incompetence of "the rule of experts." He proposes a ground of communication that emphasizes common interests rather than narrow...
Epistemic logic is one of the most exciting areas in medieval philosophy.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Epistemics   (622 words)

 The Institute for Applied Epistemics and General Semantics
A scholarly and academic nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3) established in 1983, the institute has combined a series of methodological programs including, but not limited to, Gaston Bachelard, J. Samuel Bois, Alfred Korzybski, Arthur Bentley, Stephen Pepper, David Bohm, Bertrand Russell, Kenneth Boulding.
We will utilize J. Samuel Bois' and William J. Williams' processes and methods; which emphasize the application of Epistemics, general semantics and the epistemological profile.
The Institute's goal is to emphasize applied epistemology through the discipline of epistemics.
www.epistemicsinstitute.org   (146 words)

 AHRC Culture & the Mind Project: Folk Psychology & Folk Epistemics
This capacity for explaining actions and behaviours in psychological terms is known as "folk psychology".
Likewise, we have an everyday understanding of the norms that govern reasoning and justification, which might be called our "folk epistemics".
If folk epistemic norms are culturally variable, what are the consequences of this for traditional philosophical epistemology and theories of rationality?
www.philosophy.dept.shef.ac.uk /culture&mind/folk   (225 words)

 The Epistemics of Social Relations: Cognition and Identity-Bound Knowledge in Self-Other Relations
Scholars have long understood that linkages between the identities of actors, their perceptions of events and the design of their actions in interaction constitute one of the central mechanisms by which social patterns are produced.
Towards this end we describe how the distribution of rights and responsibilities regarding what participants can accountably know, how they know it, whether they have rights to describe it, and in what terms, are directly implicated in organized practices of speaking.
Finally, by examining how members police the boundaries of knowledge to which they can claim special rights by virtue of their identities we can begin to appreciate the ways in which the regulation of experience, information and sense making are implicated in the production and management of more abstract forms of social organization.
webhost.ua.ac.be /tisp/viewpaper.php?id=518&print=1   (348 words)

 Flagship Ventures
The Molecular Epistemics platform builds logical models of biological systems that uncover and define compound mechanisms of action and disease mechanisms.
This platform is comprised of two key technologies; Knowledge Assembly™, a proprietary process that creates computable knowledge maps of biological systems, and the Epistemics Engine™, an advanced modeling and simulation platform for biological systems analysis.
Genstruct is developing discovery and development partnerships that apply Molecular Epistemics to accelerate discovery and approval, and to increase the output of drug discovery and development programs.
www.flagshipventures.com /news/09082003p.html   (590 words)

 Genstruct - Press Releases
Genstruct deploys its mechanism discovery platform - Molecular Epistemics™ - independently and in partnerships with pharmaceutical companies to streamline drug discovery and improve clinical trial design and implementation.
Founded in 2001, Genstruct is a therapeutic mechanism discovery company that has developed a platform for compound MOA and biomarker discovery called Molecular Epistemics™.
This platform is comprised of two core technologies that enable the modeling and analysis of compound MOA: Knowledge Assembly™and the Epistemics Engine.
www.genstruct.com /PEpress.php?id=12   (590 words)

 Double Vision Computing
The Computational Epistemics For Vision is put forth to present the computational Cognitive initiative that is implied by part three the present project.
To connect the present computing paradigm with computer vision Winston (1975), to the extent that the present extended abstract could allow, we only propose that vision is by computing agents that cooperate on visual computing, eyes helping focus one another to resolve ambiguities, to say the least.
Further, a basis for a computational epistemics of vision, a new area for research proposed by this author, is presented in brief.
members.fortunecity.com /crisfn/spacecraft.html   (5327 words)

 Amazon.com: epistemics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Epistemics and Economics: A Critique of Economic Doctrines by G. Shackle (Paperback - Jan 1, 1991)
The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: An Examination of Epistemic Autocracy, From the 19th to the 21st Century by Paul and Phillip Collins (Paperback - Jun 23, 2006)
Epistemics: Epistemic Justification Theory Naturalized and the Computational Model of Mind by Jane Duran (Hardcover - Feb 22, 1989)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=epistemics&tag=lexico&index=blended&link_code=qs&page=1   (790 words)

 Giving valium to patient waiting for an abortion
Perhaps, these questions are real questions for young people, but they are not for me. (Although, in less trivial cases, the need for such "epistemics" might reappear.) These individualistic questions or issues perhaps can (and should) permit me to get along merely with my intuitions and therefore in this case (perhaps) one can eschew principles.
But in a community of democrats seeking freedom, equality, and solidarity naive balancing is impossible and woefully undesirable.
And we shouldn't strain at the term "epistemics;" all it means is how do we know what counts as a value and how do we prove what we value, and these questions and the form of dialogue they involve are ones that most high school (college?) graduate, if not others, can master.
lists.ucla.edu /pipermail/religionlaw/2002-May/004244.html   (775 words)

 Biospace.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Genstruct's Molecular Epistemics platform enables the development of logical models of biological systems that uncover and define compound mechanisms of action and disease mechanisms.
The company has ongoing research programs in prostate cancer and type 2 diabetes mellitus, and is focused primarily on the disease areas of oncology, metabolic disorders, and inflammation.
Genstruct engages in internal discovery and external development partnerships that apply the Molecular Epistemics Platform to accelerate and increase the output of drug discovery and development programs.
www.biospace.com /news_story.aspx?StoryID=17055720&full=1   (533 words)

 Bois - Philosphere Publishers - Bohm, Bois, LLWhyte,Korzybski, Teilhard de Chardin, Bachelard,Tomkins
He saw it as a further elaboration of what Korzybski started, and as a new development that introduced factors which warranted giving it a new name.
Bois headed the committee which gave Gary his PhD in epistemics from the Union Institute and University in 1975.
It was the first such degree given by an accredited college.
www.philosphere.com /article79.html?&MMN_position=66:66   (370 words)

 Valued Epistemics Private Limited - People
He also has a deep interest in the visual arts - photography, painting, architecture and sculpture.
Valued Epistemics consists of a small team of passionate technologists, content developers, subject experts and administrative staff.
Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Dean (Planning) at IIT, Madras serves on the Board of Directors and as a strategic and technical advisor.
www.valuedepistemics.com /people.html   (514 words)

 Valued Epistemics Private Limited - Contact Us
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For sales enquiries regarding Wizdom.in please call +91 98844 53276.
www.valuedepistemics.com /contact_us.html   (38 words)

 NWO - Verification and Epistemics of Multi-Party Protocol Security
NWO - Verification and Epistemics of Multi-Party Protocol Security
Procestheorie beschrijft het gedrag van complexe processen die met elkaar verbonden zijn door middel van communicatiekanalen waarlangs informatie wordt uitgewisseld.
Tevens stellen we voor om nieuwe representatie- en toetsingstechniek te ontwikkelen voor de veiligheid van meerpartijen protocollen, waarbij de toetsing plaatsvindt met behulp van 'model checking' technieken die ontleend zijn aan procestheorie en aan dynamische epistemische logica.
www.nwo.nl /projecten.nsf/pages/2300132661   (226 words)

 Genstruct Selected to Present Causal Mechanisms for Diabetes at ADA Annual Meeting
Pollard has authored articles in the areas of biochemistry as well as informatics and has made significant contributions to the fields of semantic integration and computer-aided reasoning.
Genstruct engages in discovery and development partnerships that apply the Molecular Epistemics platform to accelerate and increase the output of drug discovery and development programs.
Genstruct and the Genstruct logo are registered trademarks and Molecular Epistemics, Knowledge Assembly, and Epistemics Engine are trademarks of Genstruct, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/05-27-2004/0002182879&EDATE=   (590 words)

 Jon Oberlander
What is "Epistemics?" Tradition has it that the term was invented by Christopher Longuet-Higgins.
It signifies the scientific study of knowledge, as opposed to the philosophical theory of knowledge, which is known as epistemology.
A more extended definition of epistemics is 'the construction of formal models of the processes - perceptual, intellectual, and linguistic - by which knowledge and understanding are achieved and communicated'.
homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk /jon   (596 words)

 Ariadne Genomics - Tools for Systems Biology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Genstruct Inc., founded in 2001, has developed a platform for the discovery and definition of compound mechanism of action (MOA) and biomarkers called Molecular Epistemics™.
The platform comprises a suite of patent pending technologies that model and analyze compound MOA: the Knowledge Assembly™ process which enables rapid, ongoing construction of an addressable biological knowledgebase; and a set of tools for mining and refining the knowledgebase including the Epistemics Engine™ process for pathway discovery and validation.
Genstruct is developing discovery and development partnerships that apply the Molecular Epistemics platform to accelerate and increase the output of drug discovery and development programs.
www.ariadnegenomics.com /company/news/04272004.html   (295 words)

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The epistemic efficiency of the system is low because the system produces the right judgment only when the message “1” happens, coincidentally, to be true.
In that case, the epistemic efficiency of this system will be relatively high and forensic science will increase the epistemic efficiency of the criminal justice system.
In this case we will have evidence that the epistemic performance of the system depends on its institutional structure as well as the skill or integrity of the individuals in the system.
alpha.fdu.edu /~koppl/experiment.doc   (3291 words)

 Presented at the
Epistemics, as Goldman conceives it, is charged with the project
Perhaps the main strength of epistemics is in virtue of the
I suggest that epistemically responsibility is a suitable
web.aces.uiuc.edu /aim/john/harvard1984.html   (4323 words)

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Epistemics will do a final review and sign off on the site.
Epistemics will provide appropriate key words and site descriptions.
MVP will train a designated person at Epistemics to maintain the site on an on-going basis.
ldt.stanford.edu /ldt1999/Students/jamai/interview/designmeth.htm   (381 words)

 The Institute For Applied Epistemics: The Epistemics and General Semantics Institute Press Manuscripts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Institute For Applied Epistemics: The Epistemics and General Semantics Institute Press Manuscripts
Since applied epistemics is a discipline of disciplines, the books may be from various disciplines.
The Institute, in that case, would assume marketing responsibility and the net profits would be shared on a 60-40 basis.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Thebes/8236/manuscripts.html   (284 words)

 Geodise DAML+Oil workshop - Knowledge Engineering discussion
Yes - Epistemics is not large enough for this degree of specialisation, but there is some division of labour
I can see how you might use reasoning in the techniques Epistemics use, except perhaps our modelling is a bit broader - we would model what you see as simple typed attributes as concepts in their own right - such as colour
It would be interesting to see how different it would be over time with an Epistemics approach.
www.geodise.org /daml-oil-workshop/ke-discussion.html   (1954 words)

 SSRN-Colored Speech: Cross Burnings, Epistemics, and the Triumph of the Crits? by Guy-Uriel Charles
SSRN-Colored Speech: Cross Burnings, Epistemics, and the Triumph of the Crits?
The Essay explains Justice Thomas's active participation as a matter of epistemic authority and epistemic deference.
Charles, Guy-Uriel E., "Colored Speech: Cross Burnings, Epistemics, and the Triumph of the Crits?" (October 20, 2003).
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=463280   (238 words)

 Flagship Ventures
Genstruct has developed a platform for the discovery of compound mechanisms of action (MOA) and biomarkers called the Molecular Epistemics(TM) Platform.
This platform comprises a suite of patent-pending technologies that model and analyze compound MOA and disease mechanisms: the Knowledge Assembly(TM) process which enables rapid, ongoing construction of addressable biological models and the Epistemics Engine(TM) System for mining and refining the models for mechanism discovery and validation.
The Company is based in Cambridge, Mass., and its investors include Flagship Ventures of Cambridge, Mass.
www.flagshipventures.com /news/11082004p.html   (376 words)

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