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  1. in Wang Fuzhi’S. Cosmology (2001). Is Human History Predestined. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 28:321-337.score: 360.0
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  2. Jeeloo Liu (2001). Is Human History Predestined in Wang Fuzhi's Cosmology? Journal of Chinese Philosophy 28 (3):321–338.score: 144.0
    In traditional Chinese cosmology, this pattern could be very well explained in terms of the fluctuation of yin and yang, or as the natural order of Heaven. This cosmological explanation fits natural history well. There are natural phenomena such as floods, draughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc., that are beyond human control. These events have their determining factors. Once those factors are present, a natural disaster, however unfavorably viewed by humans, is doomed to take place. The view that natural (...)
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  3. Helge S. Kragh (2006). Conceptions of Cosmos: From Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology. OUP Oxford.score: 144.0
    This book is a historical account of how natural philosophers and scientists have endeavoured to understand the universe at large, first in a mythical and later in a scientific context. Starting with the creation stories of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, the book covers all the major events in theoretical and observational cosmology, from Aristotle's cosmos over the Copernican revolution to the discovery of the accelerating universe in the late 1990s. It presents cosmology as a subject including scientific as (...)
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  4. George Fr Ellis (1989). The Expanding Universe: A History of Cosmology From 1917 to 1960. In D. Howard & John Stachel (eds.), Einstein and the History of General Relativity. Birkhäuser. 367-431.score: 126.0
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  5. Dorothea Frede (1972). Law of Falling Bodies and Concept of Mass. Two Investigations in the History of Science on the Cosmology of John Philoponus. Philosophy and History 5 (2):173-175.score: 126.0
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  6. G. F. R. Ellis (1989). A History of Cosmology 1917-1955. In D. Howard & John Stachel (eds.), Einstein and the History of General Relativity. Birkhäuser. 367--431.score: 126.0
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  7. J. Agassi (1958). Koyré on the History of Cosmology. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 9 (35):234-245.score: 120.0
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  8. J. Agassi (1958). Review: Koyré on the History of Cosmology. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 9 (35):234 - 245.score: 120.0
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  9. F. Jamil Ragep (1990). Duhem, the Arabs, and the History of Cosmology. Synthese 83 (2):201 - 214.score: 120.0
    Duhem has generally been understood to have maintained that the major Greek astronomers were instrumentalists. This view has emerged mainly from a reading of his 1908 publication To Save the Phenomena. In it he sharply contrasted a sophisticated Greek interpretation of astronomical models (for Duhem this was that they were mathematical contrivances) with a naive insistence of the Arabs on their concrete reality. But in Le Système du monde, which began to appear in 1913, Duhem modified his views on Greek (...)
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  10. Laurence Goldstein (2006). A Non-Theistic Cosmology and Natural History. Analysis 66 (291):256–260.score: 120.0
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  11. Helge Kragh (2009). Contemporary History of Cosmology and the Controversy Over the Multiverse. Annals of Science 66 (4):529-551.score: 120.0
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  12. Guido Vanheeswicjk (1998). Collingwood and A.N. Whitehead on Metaphysics, History, and Cosmology. Process Studies 27 (3-4):215-236.score: 120.0
  13. Natalia Lozovsky (2008). Bruce S. Eastwood, Ordering the Heavens: Roman Astronomy and Cosmology in the Carolingian Renaissance.(History of Science and Medicine Library, 4; Medieval and Early Modern Science, 8.) Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2007. Pp. Xxiii, 452; Many Black-and-White Figures and Tables.€ 99. [REVIEW] Speculum 83 (3):692-694.score: 120.0
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  14. G. Ledyard Stebbins (1989). Vignettes on Cosmology, Earth History, and Extinction Origins and Extinctions Donald H. Osterbroek Peter H. Raven. BioScience 39 (8):570-570.score: 120.0
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  15. R. G. Guido Vanheeswicjk (1998). Collingwood and A.N. Whitehead on Metaphysics, History, and Cosmology. Process Studies 27 (3/4).score: 120.0
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  16. J. Krob (1993). Anthropocentrism in History and Contemporary Cosmology. Filosoficky Casopis 41 (5):858-868.score: 120.0
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  17. Hideki Nozawa (ed.) (1986). Cosmology, Epistemology, and the History of Geography. Institute of Geography, Faculty of Letters, Kyushu University.score: 120.0
  18. G. Ledyard Stebbins (1989). Vignettes on Cosmology, Earth History, and Extinction. BioScience 39 (8):570-570.score: 120.0
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  19. Guido Vanheeswijck (1998). RG Collingwood and AN Whitehead on Metaphysics, Cosmology and History. Process Studies 27 (3-4):215-236.score: 120.0
  20. David Craig & Parampreet Singh (2011). Consistent Histories in Quantum Cosmology. Foundations of Physics 41 (3):371-379.score: 108.0
    We illustrate the crucial role played by decoherence (consistency of quantum histories) in extracting consistent quantum probabilities for alternative histories in quantum cosmology. Specifically, within a Wheeler-DeWitt quantization of a flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological model sourced with a free massless scalar field, we calculate the probability that the universe is singular in the sense that it assumes zero volume. Classical solutions of this model are a disjoint set of expanding and contracting singular branches. A naive assessment of the behavior of (...)
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  21. Roy E. Peacock (1990). A Brief History of Eternity. Crossway Books.score: 90.0
  22. Hiro Hirai (ed.) (2008). Cornelius Gemma: Cosmology, Medicine, and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Louvain. Serra.score: 90.0
     
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  23. Paul Henri Michel (1973). The Cosmology of Giordano Bruno. Ithaca, N.Y.,Cornell University Press.score: 90.0
  24. Angela Tilby (1992/1993). Soul: God, Self, and the New Cosmology. Doubleday.score: 90.0
  25. H. G. Quaritch Wales (1977). The Universe Around Them: Cosmology and Cosmic Renewal in Indianized South-East Asia. A. Probsthain.score: 90.0
  26. N. M. Wildiers (1982). The Theologian and His Universe: Theology and Cosmology From the Middle Ages to the Present. Seabury Press.score: 90.0
     
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  27. Rémi Brague (2003). The Wisdom of the World: The Human Experience of the Universe in Western Thought. University of Chicago Press.score: 84.0
    When the ancient Greeks looked up into the heavens, they saw not just sun and moon, stars and planets, but a complete, coherent universe, a model of the Good that could serve as a guide to a better life. How this view of the world came to be, and how we lost it (or turned away from it) on the way to becoming modern, make for a fascinating story, told in a highly accessible manner by Remi Brague in this wide-ranging (...)
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  28. Christopher Potter (2009). You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe. Harpercollins Publishers.score: 84.0
    You Are Here is a dazzling exploration of the universe and our relationship to it, as seen through the lens of today's most cutting-edge scientific thinking. Christopher Potter brilliantly parses the meaning of what we call the universe. He tells the story of how something evolved from nothing and how something became everything. What does a material description of everything and nothing look like? What is it that science does when it describes a reality that is made out of something? (...)
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  29. Dirk L. Couprie (2011). Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology: From Thales to Heraclides Ponticus. Springer.score: 80.0
    Exploring the decisive steps taken by Anaximander of Miletus, this book details the transition from the archaic cosmological world-picture of a flat earth with a celestial vault to the Western world-picture of a free floating earth in an ...
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  30. John B. Henderson (1984). The Development and Decline of Chinese Cosmology. Columbia University Press.score: 78.0
  31. S. K. Heninger (1974). Touches of Sweet Harmony: Pythagorean Cosmology and Renaissance Poetics. Huntington Library.score: 78.0
     
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  32. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (1964). Leibniz' Cosmological Synthesis. Assen, Van Gorcum.score: 70.0
     
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  33. Ernst Cassirer (1963/2000). The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy. Dover Publications.score: 66.0
    This thought-provoking classic investigates how the Renaissance spirit fundamentally questioned and undermined medieval thought. Of value to students of literature, political theory, history of religious and Reformation thought, and the history of science.
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  34. Richard Tarnas (2006). Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View. Viking.score: 66.0
    Richard Tarnas’s The Passion of the Western Mind —acclaimed by leading voices in philosophy, religion, psychology, and history—sets the stage for this major work, thirty years in the making, that dramatically reframes our understanding of the universe in the light of extraordinary new evidence. Cosmos and Psyche is the first book by a widely respected scholar to demonstrate the existence of a consistent correspondence between planetary movements and the unfolding drama of human history. A vast and impressive body (...)
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  35. Aihe Wang (2000). Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China. Cambridge University Press.score: 66.0
    This radical reinterpretation of the formative stages of Chinese culture and history traces the central role played by cosmology in the formation of China's early empires. It crosses the disciplines of history, social anthropology, archaeology, and philosophy to illustrate how cosmological systems, particularly the Five Elements, shaped political culture. By focusing on dynamic change in early cosmology, the book undermines the notion that Chinese cosmology was homogenous and unchanging. By arguing that cosmology was intrinsic (...)
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  36. Ioannis Kyriakakis (2012). Traditional African Religion, Cosmology and Christianity. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 11 (32):132-154.score: 66.0
    In this article I am applying the anthropological term of "cosmology" to the study of Christianity in order to place plural Christian settings under a wider methodological perspective. I am drawing on the findings of my fieldwork in Southwestern Ghana, where I met twelve different Christian denominations and five traditional healers operating in one village. I am sketching a concise image of the local Nzema cosmology and then I am launching an attempt to present its Christian equivalent. Informed (...)
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  37. David Christian (2008). Big History. Teaching Co..score: 66.0
    Part 1. Lecture 1. What is big history? ; Lecture 2. Moving across multiple scales ; Lecture 3. Simplicity and complexity ; Lecture 4. Evidence and the nature of science ; Lecture 5. Threshold 1, Origins of Big Bang cosmology ; Lecture 6. How did everything begin? ; Lecture 7. Threshold 2, The first stars and galaxies ; Lecture 8. Threshold 3, Making chemical elements ; Lecture 9. Threshold 4, The earth and the solar system ; Lecture 10. (...)
     
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  38. Ernan McMullin (1993). Indifference Principle and Anthropic Principle in Cosmology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 24 (3):359-389.score: 60.0
    The successes scored by the big bang model of cosmic evolution in the 1960’s led to an intensive application of quantum theory to the problem of how the expansion might have begun and what its likely first stages were. It seemed as though an incredibly precise setting of the initial conditions would have been needed in order that a long-lived galactic universe containing heavy elements might develop. One response was to suppose that the fine-tuning could somehow be explained by the (...)
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  39. Yuri Balashov (1994). Uniformitarianism in Cosmology: Background and Philosophical Implications of the Steady-State Theory. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 25 (6):933-958.score: 60.0
    Philosophical considerations have been essentially involved in the origin and development of the steady-state cosmological theory (SST). These considerations include an explicit uniformitarian methodology and implicit metaphysical views concerning the status of natural laws in a changing universe. I shall examine the foundations of SST by reconstructing its early history. Whereas the strong uniformitarian methodology of SST found no support in the subsequent development of cosmology, the idea of a possible influence the global structure of the universe may (...)
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  40. Harvie Ferguson (1990). The Science of Pleasure: Cosmos and Psyche in the Bourgeois World View. Routledge.score: 60.0
    Examines the formation, structure and collapse of the bourgeois world view, exploring the concepts of fun, happiness, pleasure, and excitement.
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  41. Ed Seidewitz (2007). The Universe as an Eigenstate: Spacetime Paths and Decoherence. [REVIEW] Foundations of Physics 37 (4-5):572-596.score: 60.0
    This paper describes how the entire universe might be considered an eigenstate determined by classical limiting conditions within it. This description is in the context of an approach in which the path of each relativistic particle in spacetime represents a fine-grained history for that particle, and a path integral represents a coarse-grained history as a superposition of paths meeting some criteria. Since spacetime paths are parametrized by an invariant parameter, not time, histories based on such paths do not (...)
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  42. Gregory Vlastos (1975/2005). Plato's Universe. Parmenides Pub..score: 60.0
  43. Jens Lemanski (2012). Die Königin der Revolution. Zur Rettung und Erhaltung der Kopernikanischen Wende. Kant-Studien 103 (4):448-471.score: 60.0
    The paper distinguishes three interpretations of Kant’s so called ‘Copernican Revolution’: an epistemological, a hermeneutical and a scientific-theoretical or methodological one. It is argued that the ‘scientific-theoretical reading’ can be based on new historical evidence. Kant borrowed the metaphors ‘army of stars’ (‘Sternenheer’) and ‘spectator’ (‘Zuschauer’) from Johann Heinrich Lambert and used them in a context similar to Lambert’s. This suggests that Kant’s formula “first thoughts of Copernicus” (“den ersten Gedanken des Copernicus”) refers, again following Lambert, to the first 9 (...)
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  44. André Goddu (2010). Copernicus and the Aristotelian Tradition: Education, Reading, and Philosophy in Copernicus's Path to Heliocentrism. Brill.score: 60.0
    Drawing on a half century of scholarship, of Polish studies of Copernicus and Cracow University, and of Copernicus's sources, this book offers a comprehensive re-evaluation of Copernicus's achievement, and explains his commitment to the ...
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  45. Carlton W. [from old catalog] Berenda (1965). World Visions and the Image of Man. New York, Vantage Press.score: 60.0
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  46. John Elof Boodin (1934). God and Creation. New York, the Macmillan Company.score: 60.0
    [v. 1] Three interpretations of the universe.--[v. 2] God, a cosmic philosophy of religion.
     
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  47. Michaël Foessel (2007). Kant Et l'Équivoque du Monde. Cnrs.score: 60.0
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  48. Robert T. Francoeur (1970). Evolving World, Converging Man. New York,Holt, Rinehart and Winston.score: 60.0
     
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  49. Paulos Gregorios (1980/1988). Cosmic Man: The Divine Presence: The Theology of St. Gregory of Nyssa (Ca. 330 to Ca. 395 A.D.). Paragon House.score: 60.0
  50. Man-ok Ku (2004). Chosŏn Hugi Kwahak Sasangsa Yŏnʼgu: Chujahakchŏk Ujuron Ŭi Pyŏndong. Hyean.score: 60.0
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