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

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  • Time Travelsby Elizabeth Grosz; Inderpal Grewal; Caren Kaplan; Robyn Wiegman

    Duke University Press 2005; US$ 84.95

    Essays on the relationship between temporatlity and feminism that focus on the political and philosophical ramifications of being future oriented. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Timeby Craig Callender

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 149.99

    As the study of time has flourished in the physical and human sciences, the philosophy of time has come into its own as a lively and diverse area of academic research. Philosophers investigate not just the metaphysics of time, and our experience and representation of time, but the role of time in ethics and action, and philosophical issues in the sciences... more...

  • The Noetics of Natureby Bruce V. Foltz

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Contemplative or "noetic" knowledge has traditionally been seen as the highest mode of understanding, a view that persists both in many non-Western cultures and in Eastern Christianity, where "theoria physike," or the illumined understanding of creation that follows the purification of the heart, is seen to provide deeper insights... more...

  • A Theory of Causation in the Social and Biological Sciencesby Alexander Reutlinger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    This first full length treatment of interventionist theories of causation in the social sciences, the biological sciences and other higher-level sciences the presents original counter arguments to recent trends in the debate and serves as useful introduction to the subject. more...

  • Prismatic Ecologyby Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    Prismatic Ecology moves beyond the accustomed green readings of ecotheory and maps a colorful world of ecological possibility. By way of color, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen guides readers through a reflection of an essentially complex and disordered universe and demonstrates the spectrum as an unfinishable totality, always in excess of what a human perceives.... more...

  • The Constants Of Natureby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.52

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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; 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...

  • Our Broad Presentby Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship to history and the passage of time. Although we continue to use concepts inherited from a “historicist? viewpoint, a notion of time... more...