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

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  • Divine Interventionby Evan Fales

    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...

  • Time, Space, and Metaphysicsby Bede Rundle

    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...

  • Time and Time Againby J.T. Fraser

    BRILL 2007; US$ 152.00

    Represents a guided tour to the interdisciplinary, integrated study of time. Through twenty-two connected essays, this work advances insights into understanding the nature of time seen through philosophy, the arts and letters, the sciences of matter, life, mind and society. more...

  • Raum-Zeitby Martin Carrier

    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 is... more...

  • The Moral Authority of Natureby Lorraine Daston; Fernando Vidal

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • The Constants Of Natureby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.87

    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...

  • The Greek Cosmologists: Volume 1, The Formation of the Atomic Theory and its Earliest Criticsby David Furley

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 43.00

    This book is for anyone interested in the history of science and philosophy, even if they have no specialized knowledge of Greek philosophy. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...