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

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  • God and the Multiverseby Klaas Kraay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In recent decades, scientific theories have postulated the existence of many universes beyond our own. The details and implications of these theories are hotly contested. Some philosophers argue that these scientific models count against the existence of God. Others, however, argue that if God exists, a multiverse is precisely what we should expect... more...

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

    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...

  • Hort und Raumby Svend Hansen; Daniel Neumann; Tilmann Vachta

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    The essays in this volume, which are conducted across a broad geographical range, reveal the great potentialof studyingBronze Age hoard sites.This volumeprovides a glimpseinto current research on Bronze Age hoard sites between the Baltic Sea and Carpathian Basin while also opening up new perspectives on a phenomenon often regarded as fully... more...

  • Humans in Natureby Gregory E. Kaebnick

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 40.99

    Contemporary debates over issues as wide-ranging as the protection of wildernesses and endangered species, the spread of genetically modified organisms, the emergence of synthetic biology, and the advance of human enhancement, all of which seem to spin into deeper and more baffling questions with every change in the news cycle, often circle back to... more...

  • The Images of Timeby Robin Le Poidevin

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • Language and Timeby Quentin Smith

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • Luck: Its Nature and Significance for Human Knowledge and Agencyby E.J. Coffman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    As thinkers in the market for knowledge and agents aspiring to morally responsible action, we are inevitably subject to luck . This book presents a comprehensive new theory of luck in light of a critical appraisal of the literature's leading accounts, then brings this new theory to bear on issues in the theory of knowledge and philosophy of action.... more...

  • Matter And Spirit In The Universeby Helge Kragh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 56.00

    Cosmology is an unusual science with an unusual history. This book examines the formative years of modern cosmology from the perspective of its interaction with religious thought. As the first study of its kind, it reveals how closely associated the development of cosmology has been with considerations of a philosophical and religious nature. 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...

  • Nature's Principlesby Jan Faye; Paul Needham; Uwe Scheffler; Max Urchs

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 269.00

    One of the most basic problems in the philosophy of science involves determining the extent to which nature is governed by laws. This volume presents a wide-ranging overview of the contemporary debate and includes some of its foremost participants. It begins with an extensive introduction describing the historical, logical and philosophical background... more...