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

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  • 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...

  • The Enigmatic Reality of Timeby Michael F. Wagner

    BRILL 2008; US$ 182.00

    Integrates interdisciplinary work with philosophical analyses to explain facets of the perennial question of time's nature and existence, both in its contemporary and its original classical contexts, and it explains the two influential investigations of the topic in classical Western thought: Aristotle's and Plotinus'. more...

  • Knowing the Structure of Natureby Professor Stathis Psillos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • The Metaphysics of Timeby Bradley Dowden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 18.99

    Seventh in the New Dialogues in Philosophy series, this book discusses the concept of time and shows in the simplest ways how time informs discussions about causality, creation, physics, natural disasters, and much more. Creating a series of conversations between two fictional characters, Bradley Dowden uses the characters to explore nine metaphysical... more...

  • Time and Experienceby Peter Mcinerney

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 37.95

    This book is the only contemporary, systematic study of the relationship of time and conscious experience. Peter K. Mclnerney examines three tightly interconnected issues: how we are able to be conscious of time and temporal entities, whether time exists independently of conscious experience, and whether the conscious experiencer exists in time... more...

  • Timeby Eva Hoffman

    Picador 2009; US$ 19.99

    Novelist, cultural commentator, memoirist, and historian Eva Hoffman examines our ever-changing perception of time in this inspired addition to the BIG IDEAS/small books series Time has always been the great given, the element that establishes the governing facts of human fate that cannot be circumvented, deconstructed, or wished away. But these... 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...