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

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  • What, Then, Is Time?by Eva Brann

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99

    'What is time?' Well-known philosopher and intellectual historian, Eva Brann mounts an inquiry into a subject universally agreed to be among the most familiar and the most strange of human experiences. Brann approaches questions of time through the study of ten famous texts by such thinkers as Plato, Augustine, Kant, Husserl, and Heidegger, showing... more...

  • When Faith Storms the Public Squareby Kendall Clark Baker

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    To some, the notion of mixing religious groups and community organizing may seem a pleasing prospect, an idea long overdue. To others, it may be anathema. Like it or not, however, this blending is a reality that has been forged in streets and meeting halls day by day, from the very beginnings of our country to the present-day touchstones of President... more...

  • Naturby Hanns-Gregor Nissing; Norbert Fischer; Jörn Müller; Winfried Löffler; Till Kinzel; H.-B. Gerl-Falkovitz; Jörg Splett; Eduard Zwierlein; Horst Seidl; Berthold Wald; Karl-Heinz Nusser; Robert Spaemann; Holger Zaborowski

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 44.75

    Was verstehen wir unter ?Natur?? Diese Frage ist in vielen Beziehungen zentral. Wir sprechen von der ?Natur des Menschen? oder vom Gegensatz zwischen Natur und Kultur, wir fragen nach der Herkunft der natürlichen Dinge (durch Schöpfung entstanden, im Rahmen eines Evolutionsprozesses oder beides), schließlich auch nach der Veränderbarkeit und Verletzlichkeit... more...

  • Causation and Universalsby Evan Fales

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 155.00

    Without objective causal relations and universals, idealism and scepticism win the perennial philosophical battle. Thus claims Evan Fales, who argues for an empiricist yet realist view of this topic, and traces the implications of his view. more...

  • Time Travelsby Elizabeth Grosz

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 40.90

    Distinguished feminist theorist Elizabeth Grosz turns her attention to a topic long hinted at in feminist politics, but rarely elaborated: the question of time and how it relates to power and subjectivity. She shows how a deep understanding of the processes of time and change could underpin a whole new generation of scholarship. more...

  • Causation and Persistenceby Douglas Ehring

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99

    The author shows the inadequacy of received theories of causation, and, introducing conceptual devices of his own, provides an account of causation as the persistence over time of individual properties or "tropes." more...

  • Nature's Principlesby Jan Faye; Paul Needham; Uwe Scheffler

    Springer 2006; US$ 269.00

    One of the most basic problems in the philosophy of science involves determining the extent to which nature is governed by laws. This volume presents a wide-ranging overview of the contemporary debate and includes some of its foremost participants. It begins with an extensive introduction describing the historical, logical and philosophical background... more...

  • Understanding Natureby H. Zwart

    Springer 2008; US$ 239.00

    We tend to identify ???real??? knowledge of nature with science, and for good reasons. The sciences have developed unique ways of disclosing and modifying the intricate workings of nature, building on quantitative, experimental and technologically advanced styles of thinking. Scientific research has produced robust and reliable forms of knowledge,... more...

  • Powersby George Molnar; Stephen Mumford

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 37.99

    George Molnar came to see that the solution to a number of the problems of contemporary philosophy lay in the development of an alternative to Hume's metaphysics. In this work, which was almost completed when its author died, he developed a thorough account of causal powers and succeeded in producing something both highly focused and at the same... more...

  • Augenblickby Koral Ward

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Augenblick, meaning literally 'In the blink of an eye', describes a 'decisive moment' in time that is fleeting, yet momentously eventful and incredibly significant. In this book, Koral Ward investigates the development of the concept into one of the core ideas in Western existential philosophy, alongside such concepts as anxiety and... more...