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

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  • 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...

  • 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... more...

  • >Welt< als Thema der Philosophieby Christian Bermes

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2004; US$ 48.67

    Noch bis in das 19. Jahrhundert hinein wurde die Philosophie als Weltweisheit bezeichnet, und noch vor wenigen Jahrzehnten war häufig unklar, ob Philosophie mit Weltanschauung oder Weltanschauungslehre zusammenfällt. Die Untersuchung 'Welt' als Thema der Philosophie zeichnet eine Entwicklung von der Fixierung des Ausdrucks 'Welt' in der Philosophie... more...

  • Augenblickby Dr Koral Ward; Professor Joseph Friggieri; Professor Moira Gatens; Dr Simon Glendinning; Professor Alan Goldman; Professor Paul Helm; Professor David Lamb; Professor Peter Lipton; Professor Alan Musgrave; Moore Oates; Professor John Post; Professor Graham Priest; Professor Sean Sayers; Professor Ravindra Raj Singh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Augenblick, meaning literally 'In the blink of an eye', describes a 'decisive moment' in time that is both fleeting yet momentously eventful, even epoch-makingly 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 individual... more...

  • Autonomous Natureby Carolyn Merchant

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Autonomous Nature investigates the history of nature as an active, often unruly force in tension with nature as a rational, logical order from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Along with subsequent advances in mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, nature came to be perceived as an orderly,... more...

  • Axiogenesisby Nicholas Rescher

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 84.99

    Axiogenesis is an innovative philosophical work that dares to answer the question of the ultimate reason is behind the world's existence and nature. Despite drawing on various strands of neo-Platonic thought, Nicholas Rescher crafts an argument for a metaphysical theory grounded in evaluative considerations that is undeniably unique. With a keen intellectualism,... 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...

  • The Big Bang and Relative Immortalityby Sebastian Sisti

    Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 29.95

    This series of brief and sparkling philosophical essays explores the Principle of Continuity as it impacts discussions of the Big Bang and the expansion of the universe, God, infinity, biological immortality and evolution. From Ancient Greece to the frontiers of modern science, some egregious blunders have been made in both philosophy and in theoretical... 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...

  • Causation, Evidence, and Inferenceby Julian Reiss

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In this book, Reiss argues in favor of a tight fit between evidence, concept and purpose in our causal investigations in the sciences. There is no doubt that the sciences employ a vast array of techniques to address causal questions such as controlled experiments, randomized trials, statistical and econometric tools, causal modeling and thought experiments.... more...