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Cosmology, Including teleology, space and time, structure of matter, plurality of worlds

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  • Concepts of Natureby Hans Ulrich Vogel; Günter Dux

    BRILL 2010; US$ 241.00

    A collective masterpiece that illuminates premodern Chinese ways of thinking about Nature by comparing them with Europe?s, thus also reshaping our understanding of the corresponding Western concepts, and using the frequent partial similarities in the context of overall contrasts to define the differences that have been historically critical. more...

  • Our Broad Presentby Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship to history and the passage of time. Although we continue to use concepts inherited from a “historicist? viewpoint, a notion of time... more...

  • Time and the Soulby Jacob Needleman

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2003; US$ 12.95

    In Time and the Soul Jacob Needleman uses stories-of a middle-aged psychiatrist going back in time to encounter his younger self; of a mysterious meeting in the Central Asian desert; of the mystic master Hermes Trimegistus; as well as stories from the Bhagavad-Gita, the Bible, and other wisdom traditions-to illuminate the great mystery of time and... more...

  • The Moral Authority of Natureby Lorraine Daston; Fernando Vidal

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    For thousands of years, people have used nature to justify their political, moral, and social judgments. Such appeals to the moral authority of nature are still very much with us today, as heated debates over genetically modified organisms and human cloning testify. The Moral Authority of Nature offers a wide-ranging account of how people have... more...

  • Matter And Spirit In The Universeby Helge Kragh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 156.00

    Cosmology is an unusual science with an unusual history. This book examines the formative years of modern cosmology from the perspective of its interaction with religious thought. As the first study of its kind, it reveals how closely associated the development of cosmology has been with considerations of a philosophical and religious nature. more...

  • Being in Timeby Genevieve Lloyd

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 46.95

    Genevieve Lloyd's book is a provocative and accessible essay on the fragmentation of the self as explored in philosophy and literature. The past is irrevocable, consciousness changes as time passes: given this, can there ever be such a thing as the unity of the self? Being in Time explores the emotional aspects of the human experience of time, commonly... more...

  • Cause and Chanceby Phil Dowe; Paul Noordhof

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Philosophers have long been fascinated by the connection between cause and effect: are 'causes' things we can experience, or are they concepts provided by our minds? The study of causation goes back to Aristotle, but resurged with David Hume and Immanuel Kant, and is now one of the most important topics in metaphysics. Most of the recent work done... more...

  • Time, Space and Philosophyby Christopher Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible introduction to the philosophy of space and time. Ray considers in detail the central questions of space and time which arizse from the ideas of Zeno, Newton, Mach, Leibniz and Einstein. Time, Space and Philosophy extends the debate in many areas:absolute simultaneity is examined as... more...

  • Philosophy, God and Motionby Simon Oliver

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    In the post-Newtonian world motion is assumed to be a simple category which relates to the locomotion of bodies in space, and is usually associated only with physics. This book shows this to be a relatively recent understanding of motion and that prior to the scientific revolution motion was a broader and more mysterious category, applying to moral... more...

  • Revitalizing Causalityby Ruth Groff

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This cutting edge collection of new and previously published articles by philosophers and social scientists addresses just what it means to invoke causal mechanisms, or powers, in the context of offering a causal explanation. A unique collection, it offers the reader various disciplinary and inter-disciplinary divides, helping to stake out a new, neo-Aristotelian... more...