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The Law Governed Universe

Author : John T. Roberts
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John T. Roberts presents and defends a radically new theory of laws of nature, the Measurability Account. Though consistent with a Humean ontology, Roberts's theory differs sharply from the most influential Humean theory of laws, David Lewis's Best-System Analysis. Unlike other Humean theories, the Measurability Account affirms that there is an important sense in which the laws govern the universe, rather than simply describing it economically. Yet unlike non-Humean theories, it requires only minimal metaphysical commitments. In this way, it combines the advantages of Humean and non-Humean approaches to laws, while avoiding the pitfalls of each. At the heart of the Measurability Account are two new ideas: that lawhood is not a property of facts but rather a role that a proposition can play within a scientific theory, and that what is essential to laws is that they guarantee the reliability of methods of measuring natural quantities. On the basis of these ideas, Roberts argues that we can offer an informative and compelling explanation of why laws have the peculiar counterfactual resilience that sets them apart from accidental uniformities.

Dickinson s Theological Quarterly

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Lux Naturae Nerve System of the Universe

Author : David Sinclair
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Pacific Theosophist

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Whatever Is was

Author : George A. Young
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Ontology Modality and Mind

Author : Alexander Carruth
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This book explores a range of traditional and contemporary metaphysical themes that figure in the writings of E. J. Lowe, whose powerful and influential work was still developing at the time of his death in 2015. During his forty-year career, he established himself as one of the world's leading philosophers, publishing eleven single-authored books and well over two hundred essays. His scholarship was strikingly broad, ranging from early modern philosophy to the interpretation of quantum mechanics. His most important and sustained contributions were to philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, and above all metaphysics. E. J. Lowe was committed to a systematic, realist, and scientifically informed neo-Aristotelean approach to philosophy. This volume presents a set of new essays by philosophers who share this commitment, addressing interrelated themes of his work. In particular, these papers focus upon three closely connected topics central not only to Lowe's work, but to contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of mind in general: ontology and categories of being; essence and modality, and the metaphysics of mental causation.

The Macrocosm and Microcosm Or The Universe Without and the Universe Within

Author : William Fishbough
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The Macrocosm and Microcosm Or the Universe Without and the Universe Within Being an Unfolding of the Plan of Creation Etc Pt 1

Author : William FISHBOUGH
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Key to the Universe or a new theory of its mechanism

Author : Orson Pratt
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The Arena

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Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 12

Author : Karen Bennett
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Oxford Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. Much of the most interesting work in philosophy today is metaphysical in character: this series is a much-needed focus for it.

Path and Goal

Author : Marcus Moritz Kalisch
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Theistic Problems Being Essays on the Existence of God and His Relationship to Man

Author : George Sexton
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The World in His Hands

Author : Christopher Lee Bolt
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From the moment we wake until the time we go to sleep, we are bombarded by the benefits of science in the practical elements of everyday life. Electricity, lights, hot showers, breakfast cereals, clothing, cars, cell phones, roads, security systems, computers, communications, traffic lights, climate control, and entertainment are just a sampling of the many benefits of science. In addition to technological advances, medicine and agriculture progress with science as well. Even educational, political, and marketing strategists invoke science to substantiate their claims. Science dominates the collective Western mindset, and we regard it with the utmost respect. Yet society remains generally religious, even though science and religion are frequently thought of as being at odds with one another. How do we reconcile the two? Christians are taught to believe that God is in control of everything, including the natural elements. But how does God relate to physical laws? Is God in control of the world, or laws of nature? Could both views be correct? This book examines the Christian doctrine of divine providence and its implications for the laws of nature and the problem of induction before contrasting secular and Islamic approaches to these same topics.

A Glance at the Universe Second thousand

Author : Nicholas ODGERS
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Demons of the Modern World

Author : Malcolm McGrath
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An illuminating and entertaining history of demonology in Western civilization.

The Philosophy of Natural Theology

Author : William Jackson
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"The Philosophy of Natural Theology" by William Jackson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Indian Rationalist

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M N Roy the Great Radical Humanist

Author : J. C. Johari
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The Radical Humanist

Author : Manabendra Nath Roy
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