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

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  • Causation, Physics, and the Constitution of Realityby Huw Price; Richard Corry

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 49.99

    The difference between cause and effect seems obvious and crucial in ordinary life, yet missing from modern physics. Almost a century ago, Bertrand Russell called the law of causality 'a relic of a bygone age'. In this important collection 13 leading scholars revisit Russell's revolutionary conclusion, discussing one of the most significant... more...

  • Causation and Laws of Natureby Max Kistler

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This is the first English translation of Causalite´ et Lois de La Nature, and is an important contribution to the theory of causation . Max Kistler reconstructs a unified concept of causation that is general enough to adequately deal with both elementary physical processes, and the macroscopic level of phenomena we encounter in everyday life. ... more...

  • Cause and Chanceby Phil Dowe; Paul Noordhof

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Philosophers have long been fascinated by the connection between cause and effect: are 'causes' things we can experience, or are they concepts provided by our minds? The study of causation goes back to Aristotle, but resurged with David Hume and Immanuel Kant, and is now one of the most important topics in metaphysics. Most of the recent work done... more...

  • Chronos in Aristotle?s Physicsby Chelsea C. Harry

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book is a contribution both to Aristotle studies and to the philosophy of nature, and not only offers a thorough text based account of time as modally potentiality in Aristotle?s account, but also clarifies the process of ?actualizing time? as taking time and looks at the implications of conceiving a world without actual time. It speaks to the... more...

  • Concepts of Natureby Hans Ulrich Vogel; Günter Dux

    BRILL 2010; US$ 241.00

    A collective masterpiece that illuminates premodern Chinese ways of thinking about Nature by comparing them with Europe?s, thus also reshaping our understanding of the corresponding Western concepts, and using the frequent partial similarities in the context of overall contrasts to define the differences that have been historically critical. more...

  • Divine Interventionby Evan Fales

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The central theme of this book is that it's not enough to invoke omnipotence and omniscience as answers to the questions of God?s ability to create and causally affect the world (i.e., perform miracles) and human beings (i.e., to cause mystical experiences) and, conversely, God?s ability to perceive, or otherwise know about the world. Rather, it is... more...

  • Envisioning Nature, Science, and Religionby Jim Proctor

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 37.99

    Contemporary scholarship has given rise to several different modes of understanding biophysical and human nature, each of which is entangled with related notions of science and religion. Envisioning Nature, Science, and Religion represents the culmination of three years of collaboration by an international group of fourteen natural scientists, social... more...

  • Evidence and Faithby Charles Taliaferro

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 44.00

    A narrative history of philosophical reflection on religion from the seventeenth century to the present. more...

  • From Cause to Causationby M. Hulswit

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 109.00

    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...

  • The Future of the Universeby A.J. Meadows

    Springer London 2007; US$ 32.95

    Many books have described how the universe became the way it is today. But what about the future of the universe? How long might the universe as we recognize it survive? The Future of the Universe takes the reader on a journey through space and time, beginning with a long look at the Earth and solar system, voyaging to the outermost galaxies, and... more...