Cosmology: Historical, Literary, Philosophical, Religious, and Scientific Perspectives

Cosmology: Historical, Literary, Philosophical, Religious, and Scientific Perspectives

by Norriss S. Hetherington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815310854

ISBN-13: 9780815310853

Pub. Date: 08/01/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815310853
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Series:
Garland Reference Library of the Humanities Series
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
0.55(w) x 0.85(h) x 2.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
ICosmology and Culture
Introduction: Different Cultures, Different Cosmologies3
1Native American Cosmologies9
2Chinese Cosmology25
3Mesopotamian Cosmology37
4The Presocratics53
IIThe Greek's Geometrical Cosmos
Introduction: To Save the Phenomena69
5Plato's Cosmology79
6Aristotle's Cosmology95
7Ptolemy105
8Copernicus147
IIIMedieval Cosmology and Literature
Introduction: The Aristotelian World View177
9Medieval Cosmology181
10Dante's Moral Cosmology201
11Chaucer217
IVThe Scientific Revolution
Introduction: A New Physics and a New Cosmology227
12Galileo235
13Kepler239
14Newtonian Cosmology263
VGalaxies: from Speculation to Science
Introduction: A Rational Order for the Cosmos277
15William Herschel281
16Raw Power: Nineteenth-Century Speculum Metal Reflecting Telescopes289
17Spectroscopy301
VIThe Expanding Universe
Introduction: The Great Debate321
18Cosmology 1900-1931329
19Hubble's Cosmology347
20Big Bang Cosmology371
21Steady State Theory391
VIIParticle Physics and Cosmology
Introduction: The Ultimate Accelerator407
22The Inflationary Universe411
23Large-Scale Structure and Galaxy Formation447
24Cosmic Strings463
25Quantum Cosmology and the Creation of the Universe477
VIIICosmology and Philosophy
Introduction: Thinking about the Universe501
26The Anthropic Principle505
27Plurality of Worlds515
28Multiple Universes533
29Philosophical Aspects of Cosmology547
IXCosmology and Religion
Introduction: The Copernican Revolution571
30Galileo and the Inquisition575
31Cosmology and Religion581
Index607

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