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

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  • Religions Challenged by Contingencyby Dirk-Martin Grube; Peter Jonkers

    BRILL 2008; US$ 117.00

    The relationship between religion and contingency is investigated historically and systematically. Its historical part comprises analyses of important philosophers? interpretation of this relationship, viz. that of Leibniz, Kant, Lessing, Jaspers, and Heidegger. Its systematic part analyses how this relationship should be currently (re-)interpreted. more...

  • Concepts of Natureby Hans Ulrich Vogel; GŁnter 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...

  • Medieval Cosmologyby Pierre Duhem; Roger Ariew

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    These selections from Le système du monde , the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest. By reconsidering the work of such Arab and Christian scholars as Averroes, Avicenna, Gregory of Rimini, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme,... more...

  • Theism and Ultimate Explanationby Timothy O'Connor

    Wiley 2011; US$ 94.95

    An expansive, yet succinct, analysis of the Philosophy of Religion – from metaphysics through theology. Organized into two sections, the text first examines truths concerning what is possible and what is necessary. These chapters lay the foundation for the book’s second part – the search for a metaphysical framework that permits the... more...

  • Persistence and Spacetimeby Yuri Balashov

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Material objects persist through time and survive change. How do they manage to do so? What are the underlying facts of persistence? Do objects persist by being "wholly present" at all moments of time at which they exist? Or do they persist by having distinct "temporal segments" confined to the corresponding times? Are objects three-dimensional... more...

  • The Images of Timeby Robin Le Poidevin

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    The Images of Time presents a philosophical investigation of the nature of time and the mind's ways of representing it. Robin Le Poidevin examines how we perceive time and change, the means by which memory links us with the past, the attempt to represent change and movement in art, and the nature of fictional time. These apparently disparate questions... more...

  • The Rediscovery of Wisdomby David Conway

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 168.00

    By reconstructing it and tracing its vicissitudes, David Conway rehabilitates a time-honoured conception of philosophy, originating in Plato and Aristotle, which makes theoretical wisdom its aim. Wisdom is equated with possessing a demonstrably correct understanding of why the world exists and has the broad character it does. Adherents of this conception... 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,... more...

  • Time and the Soulby Jacob Needleman

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2003; US$ 12.95

    In Time and the Soul Jacob Needleman uses stories-of a middle-aged psychiatrist going back in time to encounter his younger self; of a mysterious meeting in the Central Asian desert; of the mystic master Hermes Trimegistus; as well as stories from the Bhagavad-Gita, the Bible, and other wisdom traditions-to illuminate the great mystery of time and... more...

  • Evidence and Faithby Charles Taliaferro

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

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