ABAC Journal: Vol. 39 No. 1 (January-March 2019)

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    The developing image of the divine : a philosophical reflection on the relationship between 'will' and 'love' from the perspective of F.W.J. Schelling's later philosophy
    (Bangkok : Assumption University, 2019) Anthony, Emily Marie
    The most significant call of the human being is for ceaseless effort. Rilke’s1 poetry in the form of poetic language is quite appropriate to support the author’s vital aim in encouraging one’s own self and the fellow human beings for constant unceasing effort. Schelling’s Later Thoughts are influenced by mystics and theosophers such as Meister Eckhart, Jacob Boehme, Franz von Baader and Oetinger. The call of the human being is to make ceaseless effort in developing the image of the Divine in oneself by transcending ‘will’ to ‘love’. According to Schelling, this can only be accomplished in inwardness. Inwardness is the existential dialogue between ‘will’ and ‘reason’ in the atmosphere of love. The criterion of the inner sacred dialogue is love. It is the process of a harmonic integration, and balanceable transformation of the contradictory nature of the heart and the head, the feeling-self and the thinking-self.
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    Robust forex trading with Deep Q Network (DQN)
    (Bangkok : Assumption University, 2019) Sutta Sornmayura
    Financial trading is one of the most attractive areas in finance. Trading systems development is not an easy task because it requires extensive knowledge in several areas such as quantitative analysis, financial skills, and computer programming. A trading systems expert, as a human, also brings in their own bias when developing the system. There should be another, more effective way to develop the system using artificial intelligence. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of AI agents to the performance of the buy-and-hold strategy and the expert trader. The tested market consisted of 15 years of the Forex data market, from two currency pairs (EURUSD, USDJPY) obtained from Dukascopy Bank SA Switzerland. Both hypotheses were tested with a paired t-Test at the 0.05 significance level. The findings showed that AI can beat the buy & hold strategy with significant superiority, in FOREX for both currency pairs (EURUSD, USDJPY), and that AI can also significantly outperform CTA (experienced trader) for trading in EURUSD. However, the AI could not significantly outperform CTA for USDJPY trading. Limitations, contributions, and further research were recommended.