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

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  • Hort und Raumby Svend Hansen; Daniel Neumann; Tilmann Vachta

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 123.50

    The essays in this volume, which are conducted across a broad geographical range, reveal the great potential of studying Bronze Age hoard sites. This volume provides a glimpse into current research on Bronze Age hoard sites between the Baltic Sea and Carpathian Basin while also opening up new perspectives on a phenomenon often regarded... more...

  • Timely Topicsby George N. Schlesinger

    Palgrave Macmillan 1994; US$ 176.00

    The non-technical, basic yet familiar features of time are investigated, e.g. two novel, detailed arguments defending the common view that 'time rolls relentlessly' are advanced; a number of hitherto neglected fundamental differences between spatio-temporal location and every other physical property are discussed; the unresolved problem, why the past... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Timeby Craig Callender

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    This is the first comprehensive book on the philosophy of time. Leading philosophers discuss the metaphysics of time, our experience and representation of time, the role of time in ethics and action, and philosophical issues in the sciences of time, especially quantum mechanics and relativity theory. more...

  • From Cause to Causationby M. Hulswit

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 95.46

    From Cause to Causation presents both a critical analysis of C.S. Peirce's conception of causation, and a novel approach to causation, based upon the semeiotic of Peirce. The book begins with a review of the history of causation, and with a critical discussion of contemporary theories of the concept of `cause'. The author uncovers a number of inadequacies... more...

  • Making Sense of Natureby Noel Castree

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    We listen to a cacophony of voices instructing us how to think and feel about nature, including our own bodies. The news media, wildlife documentaries, science magazines, and environmental NGOs are among those clamouring for our attention. But are we empowered by all this knowledge or is our dependence on various communities allowing our thoughts,... more...

  • A Theory of Causation in the Social and Biological Sciencesby Alexander Reutlinger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    This first full length treatment of interventionist theories of causation in the social sciences, the biological sciences and other higher-level sciences the presents original counter arguments to recent trends in the debate and serves as useful introduction to the subject. more...

  • Humans in Natureby Gregory E. Kaebnick

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    Should there be limits to the human alteration of the natural world? Through a study of debates about the environment, agricultural biotechnology, synthetic biology, and human enhancement, Gregory E. Kaebnick argues that such moral concerns about nature can be legitimate but are also complex, contestable, and politically limited. more...

  • Prismatic Ecologyby Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    Prismatic Ecology moves beyond the accustomed green readings of ecotheory and maps a colorful world of ecological possibility. By way of color, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen guides readers through a reflection of an essentially complex and disordered universe and demonstrates the spectrum as an unfinishable totality, always in excess of what a human perceives.... more...

  • The Catalyzing Mindby Kenneth R Cabell; Jaan Valsiner

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book proposes an approach to qualitative psychological phenomena that focuses on the psychological significance and meaning of conditions, contexts and situations, and their sign-mediating processes. Develops and analyzes the notion of a catalyzing mind. more...

  • Our Broad Presentby Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    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...