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

  • The Physicist and the Philosopherby Jimena Canales

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    On April 6, 1922, in Paris, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. Einstein considered Bergson?s theory of time to be a soft, psychological notion, irreconcilable with the quantitative realities of physics. Bergson, who gained fame as a philosopher by arguing that time should not be understood exclusively through the... more...

  • Causation, Evidence, and Inferenceby Julian Reiss

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    In this book, Reiss argues in favor of a tight fit between evidence, concept and purpose in our causal investigations in the sciences. There is no doubt that the sciences employ a vast array of techniques to address causal questions such as controlled experiments, randomized trials, statistical and econometric tools, causal modeling and thought experiments.... more...

  • Stoneby Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Stone maps the force, vivacity, and stories within our most mundane matter, stone. For too long stone has served as an unexamined metaphor for the ?really real?: blunt factuality, nature?s curt rebuke. Yet, medieval writers knew that stones drop with fire from the sky, emerge through the subterranean lovemaking of the elements, tumble along riverbeds... more...

  • The Philosophy of Timeby Roger McLure

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The question of the existence and the properties of time has been subject to debate for thousands of years. This considered and complete study offers a contrastive analysis of phenomenologies of time from the perspective of the problematics of the visibility of time. Is time perceptible only through the veil of change? Or is there a naked presence... more...

  • Discovering Our Worldby Paul Singh; John R. Shook; Matt DiPalma

    Pitchstone Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Paul Singh is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the College of Medicine, University of Science, Arts and Technology at Montserrat, British West Indies. He is the founder president of Singh Global Initiatives, a philanthropic organization that promotes health and science education worldwide. He lives in Menlo Park, California. John... 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...

  • Causation and Explanationby Stathis Psillos

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    What is the nature of causation? How is causation linked with explanation? And can there be an adequate theory of explanation? These questions and many others are addressed in this unified and rigorous examination of the philosophical problems surrounding causation, laws and explanation. Part 1 of this book explores Hume's views on causation, theories... more...

  • Environmental Philosophyby Christopher Belshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This introduction to the philosophy of the environment examines current debates on how we should think about the natural world and our place within it. The subject is examined from a determinedly analytic philosophical perspective, focusing on questions of value, but taking in attendant issues in epistemology and metaphysics as well. The book begins... more...

  • Nature?s Teleological Order and God?s Providenceby Paul Weingartner

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    The book defends that there is both teleological order (design) and chance in non-living and in living systems; and that the different types of order, teleological order and chance are compatible not only with God?s providence, but also with man?s free will and evil. more...

  • Godby W.Jay Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    This book explores two foundational questions about God: are there adequate reasons to think that God exists and if God exists, what is God like. The first and main question of the book takes up epistemological concerns, focusing on arguments for and against the claim that theism is rationally justifiable. Metaphysical questions about God's nature,... more...