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Cosmology : Historical, Literary,Philosophical, Religous and Scientific Perspectives - Norriss S. Hetherington

Cosmology

Historical, Literary,Philosophical, Religous and Scientific Perspectives

Paperback Published: 18th August 1993
ISBN: 9780815309345
Number Of Pages: 644

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A most interesting collection of detailed but accessible contributions examining cosmology from multiple perspectives. The 31 chapters are organized in nine sections: cosmology and culture, the Greeks' geometrical cosmos, medieval cosmology and literature, the scientific revolution, galaxies from s

Preface
Cosmology and Culture
Introduction: Different Cultures, Different Cosmologiesp. 3
Native American Cosmologiesp. 9
Chinese Cosmologyp. 25
Mesopotamian Cosmologyp. 37
The Presocraticsp. 53
The Greek's Geometrical Cosmos
Introduction: To Save the Phenomenap. 69
Plato's Cosmologyp. 79
Aristotle's Cosmologyp. 95
Ptolemyp. 105
Copernicusp. 147
Medieval Cosmology and Literature
Introduction: The Aristotelian World Viewp. 177
Medieval Cosmologyp. 181
Dante's Moral Cosmologyp. 201
Chaucerp. 217
The Scientific Revolution
Introduction: A New Physics and a New Cosmologyp. 227
Galileop. 235
Keplerp. 239
Newtonian Cosmologyp. 263
Galaxies: from Speculation to Science
Introduction: A Rational Order for the Cosmosp. 277
William Herschelp. 281
Raw Power: Nineteenth-Century Speculum Metal Reflecting Telescopesp. 289
Spectroscopyp. 301
The Expanding Universe
Introduction: The Great Debatep. 321
Cosmology 1900-1931p. 329
Hubble's Cosmologyp. 347
Big Bang Cosmologyp. 371
Steady State Theoryp. 391
Particle Physics and Cosmology
Introduction: The Ultimate Acceleratorp. 407
The Inflationary Universep. 411
Large-Scale Structure and Galaxy Formationp. 447
Cosmic Stringsp. 463
Quantum Cosmology and the Creation of the Universep. 477
Cosmology and Philosophy
Introduction: Thinking about the Universep. 501
The Anthropic Principlep. 505
Plurality of Worldsp. 515
Multiple Universesp. 533
Philosophical Aspects of Cosmologyp. 547
Cosmology and Religion
Introduction: The Copernican Revolutionp. 571
Galileo and the Inquisitionp. 575
Cosmology and Religionp. 581
Indexp. 607
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ISBN: 9780815309345
ISBN-10: 0815309341
Series: Garland Reference Library of the Humanities
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 644
Published: 18th August 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1

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