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

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  • 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 is... more...

  • The Constants Of Natureby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.01

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...