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

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  • Knowing the Structure of Natureby Professor Stathis Psillos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    In this sequel to the highly acclaimed Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth , Psillos discusses recent developments in scientific realism and explores realist theses and commitments. He examines the structuralist turn in the philosophy of science and offers a framework within which inference to the best explanation can be defended. more...

  • Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophyby Walter Ott

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 84.99

    Some philosophers think physical explanations stand on their own: what happens, happens because things have the properties they do. Others think that any such explanation is incomplete: what happens in the physical world must be partly due to the laws of nature. Causation and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy examines the debate between these... more...

  • Time in Feminist Phenomenologyby Christina Schües; Dorothea E. Olkowski; Helen A. Fielding

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95

    The contributors to this international volume take up questions about a phenomenology of time that begins with and attunes to gender issues. Themes such as feminist conceptions of time, change and becoming, the body and identity, memory and modes of experience, and the relevance of time as a moral and... more...

  • Ideenby Dominik Perler; Johannes Haag

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 49.00

    The notion of ?idea? is a key concept in early modern philosophy. From Descartes? seminal works at the beginning of the 17th century to the work of Thomas Reid in the closing years of the 18th century, discussion in theoretical philosophy is dominated by the debate about the core concept of ?idea?. This two-volume textbook introduces eleven key authors... more...

  • Ursachenby Andreas Hüttemann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 28.00

    The concept of cause plays a central role in explaining, controlling, and assigning responsibility for events. Despite the concept?s long history in philosophy, there is still no clear consensus on whether strict causal relationships even exist. This new volume follows the proven format of the Basic Questions in Philosophy series:After a discussion... more...

  • Dasein und Raumby Walter Gölz

    De Gruyter 1970; US$ 133.00

    Dasein Und Raum: Philosophische Untersuchungen Zum Verh Ltnis Von Raumerlebnis, Raumtheorie Und Gelebtem Dasein (Forschungen Zur P Dagogik Und Anthropologie) more...

  • Metaphysik und Naturphilosophie im 17. Jahrhundertby Karin Hartbecke

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 133.00

    Neo-Scholastic metaphysics plays an outstanding role in 17th century philosophy. The beginnings of the modern scientific view of the world originate from precisely the same time. With reference to the anatomist Francis Glisson (ca. 1597-1677), this study investigates the significance of school metaphysics for the inception of a new form of natural... more...

  • The Future of the Philosophy of Timeby Adrian Bardon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The last century has seen enormous progress in our understanding of time. This volume features original essays by the foremost philosophers of time discussing the goals and methodology of the philosophy of time, and examining the best way to move forward with regard to the field's core issues. The collection is unique in combining cutting edge... more...

  • Everything Coming Out of Nothing vs. A Finite, Open and Contingent Universeby Julio A. Gonzalo; Manuel Mª Carreira SJ

    Bentham Science Publishers 2012; US$ 24.00

    Very often, contemporary theoretical cosmologists ignore the crucial contributions made in Medieval Europe to the birth of modern physics. This book intends to bridge the gap in accessible language for the non specialist. This book puts in a proper historical perspective, that the universe is intelligible as attested by the monumental fact of modern... more...

  • Causality and Motivationby Roberto Poli

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 119.00

    The belief is widely held that the physical world is causally-driven. The world is one because a tangled web of causally-driven processes keeps it together. However, both the psychological and the social worlds cannot be articulated in causal terms only. Hereby, ?motivation? is used as the most general term referring to whatever keeps (synchronically)... more...