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

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  • Space, Geometry and Aestheticsby Dr Peg Rawes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Examining multiple modes of spatio-temporal and geometric figurations of life, the author explores how relationships between space, geometry and aesthetics generate productive expressions of subjectivity, developed through Kant's 'reflective subject' and 'geometric' texts by Plato and others towards Deleuze's philosophy of sense. more...

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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • Theism and Explanationby Gregory W. Dawes

    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...

  • Language and Timeby Quentin Smith

    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...

  • Augenblickby Dr Koral Ward

    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...

  • 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 and Time Againby J.T. Fraser

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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... more...

  • The Moral Authority of Natureby Lorraine Daston; Fernando Vidal

    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...