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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00
In this timely study, Dawes defends the methodological naturalism of the sciences. Though religions offer what appear to be explanations of various facts about the world, the scientist, as scientist, will not take such proposed explanations seriously. Even if no natural explanation were available, she will assume that one exists. Is this merely a... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 44.99
This book offers a defense of the tensed theory of time, a critique of the New Theory of Reference, and an argument that simultaneity is absolute. Although Smith rejects ordinary language philosophy, he shows how it is possible to argue from the nature of language to the nature of reality. Specifically, he argues that semantic properties of tensed... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95
Augenblick, meaning literally 'In the blink of an eye', describes a 'decisive moment' in time that is fleeting, yet momentously eventful and incredibly 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... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 150.00
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...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 152.00
This work represents a guided tour to the integrated study of time. Through twenty-two connected essays, selected from the author's extensive writings, Time and Time Again advances new insights into our understanding of the nature of time seen through the sciences and the humanities. more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 42.00
The philosophical treatment of space and time has had a long history. This continuing interest stems not least from the fact that space and time form the basis of movement. Space-time philosophy encompasses a wide range of subjects, many of which, on first inspection, do not seem to have anything to do with space and time. Space-time philosophy... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 84.99
Time, Space, and Metaphysics engages with major philosophical questions concerning time and space, a framework for the investigation being provided by the debate between the absolutists and the relationists, so between Newton and Leibniz, and their followers. The investigation brings to the fore questions of the nature and reality of time and space,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 34.00
For thousands of years, people have used nature to justify their political, moral, and social judgments. Such appeals to the moral authority of nature are still very much with us today, as heated debates over genetically modified organisms and human cloning testify. The Moral Authority of Nature offers a wide-ranging account of how people have... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 17.58
The constants of nature are the numbers that define the essence of the Universe. They tell us how strong its forces are, and what its fundamental laws can do: the strength of gravity, of magnetism, the speed of light, and the masses of the smallest particles of matter. They encode the deepest secrets of the Universe and express at once our greatest... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 44.00
This book is for anyone interested in the history of science and philosophy, even if they have no specialized knowledge of Greek philosophy. more...