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    Freedom, Choice, and Contracts.Michael Heller & Hanoch Dagan - 2019 - Theoretical Inquiries in Law 20 (2):595-635.
    In “The Choice Theory of Contracts,” we explain contractual freedom and celebrate the plurality of contract types. Here, we reply to critics by refining choice theory and showing how it fits and shapes what we term the “Contract Canon”. I. Freedom. Charles Fried challenges our account of Kantian autonomy, but his views, we show, largely converge with choice theory. Nathan Oman argues for a commerce-enhancing account of autonomy. We counter that he arbitrarily slights noncommercial spheres central to human interaction. Yitzhak (...)
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    Science and Religion in the Kraków School.Bartosz Brożek & Michael Heller - 2015 - Zygon 50 (1):194-208.
    This article outlines the contributions of the Kraków School to the field of science and religion. The Kraków School is a group of philosophers, scientists, and theologians who belong to the milieu of the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. The members of the group are engaged in inquiries pertaining to the relationship between theology and various sciences, in particular cosmology, evolutionary theory, and neuroscience. The article includes a presentation of the historical background of the School, as well as its main (...)
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    Infinities in Cosmology.Michael Heller - 2011 - In Michał Heller & W. H. Woodin (eds.), Infinity: New Research Frontiers. Cambridge University Press. pp. 218--229.
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    Essential Tension: Mathematics - Physics - Philosophy. [REVIEW]Michael Heller - 1997 - Foundations of Science 2 (1):39-52.
    The author focuses on the tension "realism - idealism" in the philosophy of mathematics, but he does that from the perspective of a theoretical physicist. It is not only that one's standpoint in the philosophy of mathematics determines our understanding of the effectiveness of mathematics in physics, but also the fact that mathematics is so effective in physical sciences tells us something about the nature of mathematics.
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    Algebraic Self-Duality as the "Ultimate Explanation".Michael Heller - 2004 - Foundations of Science 9 (4):369-385.
    Shahn Majids philosophy of physics is critically presented. In his view the postulate that the universe should be self-explaining implies that no fundamental theory of physics is complete unless it is self-dual. Majid shows that bicrossproduct Hopf algebras have this property. His philosophy is compared with other approaches to the ultimate explanation and briefly analyzed.
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    Cosmological Singularity and the Creation of the Universe.Michael Heller - 2000 - Zygon 35 (3):665-685.
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    Conflicts in Property.Michael Heller & Hanoch Dagan - 2005 - Theoretical Inquiries in Law 6 (1):37-58.
    Property concerns conflicts — both conflicts between individuals and conflicts of interest. Conflicts between individuals have long been the paradigmatic property focus. According to this view, property debates circle around issues of autonomy and productive competition. But this is an impoverished view. In this Article, we shift attention to conflicts of interest. By helping people manage conflicts of interest, a well-governed property system balances interdependence with autonomy and productive cooperation with productive competition. We identify three mechanisms woven throughout property law (...)
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    Teilhard's Vision of the World and Modern Cosmology.Michael Heller - 1995 - Zygon 30 (1):11-23.
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    The Dynamic Analytics of Property Law.Michael A. Heller - 2001 - Theoretical Inquiries in Law 2 (1).
    The standard property trilogy of private, commons, and state has become so outdated that it now impedes imagination and innovation at the frontiers of ownership. This essay suggests two approaches - creating new ideal types and synthesizing existing ones - that may help update our static property metaphors. Using these dynamic approaches to property analytics, legal theory can move beyond polarizing oppositions that have made jurisprudential debates unsolvable and rendered concrete problems invisible.
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    Autonomy for Contract, Refined.Hanoch Dagan & Michael Heller - 2021 - Law and Philosophy 40 (2):213-245.
    In ‘The Choice Theory of Contracts’, we advance a claim about the centrality of autonomy to contract. Since publishing Choice Theory, we have engaged dozens of reviews and responses; here, we reply to Robert Stevens, Arthur Ripstein, and Brian Bix. All this rigorous debate confirms for us one core point: contract’s ultimate value must be autonomy, properly understood and refined. Autonomy is the telos of contract and its grounding principle. In Choice Theory, we stressed the proactive facilitation component of autonomy, (...)
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    Albert Einstein's Special Relativity: Emergence and Early Interpretation.Michael Heller - 1984 - Review of Metaphysics 37 (3):642-643.
    The author's transition from physics to the history of science was caused in a large part by his desire "to know more about the relativity paper and its author". Indeed, the entire book could be considered as an exegesis of the Einstein paper "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" and its broad physical and philosophical background. The special theory of relativity not only opened a new era in physics but it also changed the philosophical perspective from which man looks at (...)
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    Das Problem des Raumes.Michael Heller - 1983 - Review of Metaphysics 37 (2):402-403.
    This is a new, enlarged edition of a very well known monograph, "Concepts of Space," originally published in English in 1954 by Harvard University Press. The present edition is based on the first German translation by P. Wilpert in 1960 with the last chapter specially added by the author.
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  13. Fundamental Problems in the Unification of Physics.Michael Heller, Leszek Pysiak & Wiesław Sasin - 2011 - Foundations of Physics 41 (5):905-918.
    We discuss the following problems, plaguing the present search for the “final theory”: (1) How to find a mathematical structure rich enough to be suitably approximated by the mathematical structures of general relativity and quantum mechanics? (2) How to reconcile nonlocal phenomena of quantum mechanics with time honored causality and reality postulates? (3) Does the collapse of the wave function contain some hints concerning the future quantum gravity theory? (4) It seems that the final theory cannot avoid the problem of (...)
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    Induction: An Essay on the Justification of Inductive Reasoning.Michael Heller - 1983 - Review of Metaphysics 37 (2):416-417.
    Following the works of Popper, people usually do not believe that induction is a method of science: inductive reasoning has been effectively replaced by different versions of falsificationism. Rescher argues that falsificationism cannot be considered as a "genuine alternative" to inductivism, because the object of inquiry is to find out the truth, and falsification of a hypothesis excludes only one possibility, but leaves all others open. "If we know that fingerprint is not X's, that still leaves Y, Z, and a (...)
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  15. Mathematics-the Language of Physics?Michael Heller - 2001 - In A. Koj & Piotr Sztompka (eds.), Images of the World: Science, Humanities, Art. Jagiellonian University. pp. 75.
     
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  16. Part IV. Perspectives on Infinity From Physics and Cosmology : 7. Some Considerations on Infinity in Physics / Carlo Rovelli ; 8. Cosmological Intimations of Infinity / Anthony Aguirre ; 9. Infinity and the Nostalgia of the Stars/ Marco Bersanelli ; 10. Infinities in Cosmology. [REVIEW]Michael Heller - 2011 - In Michał Heller & W. H. Woodin (eds.), Infinity: New Research Frontiers. Cambridge University Press.
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    Skepticism, Justification, and Explanation.Michael Heller - 1984 - Review of Metaphysics 37 (3):618-619.
    The work under consideration gives a thorough analysis of different kinds of skepticism and a very laborious chain of reasoning leading to skepticism's refutation. Many important problems, such as principles of justification and explanation, tests for economy and simplicity, and so on, appear as side issues of the main stream of reasoning. This stream is called by the author the "master argument." Its objective is to refute the form of skepticism which asserts that it is unreasonable for human beings "to (...)
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    The Anthropic Cosmological Principle.Michael Heller - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 40 (3):564-565.
    The phenomenon of philosophizing scientists is well known in the twentieth century literature; one need mention only Arthur Eddington, James Jeans or Edmund Whittaker. Even the wide spread of neopositivistic ideology was not able to stop the best among scientists from publicly expressing their philosophical views. The writings of Einstein, Schrodinger, Heisenberg and of many other outstanding physicists have significantly shaped our way of understanding the Universe and our place in it. The fall of neopositivism and recent advances in theoretical (...)
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    Theology and the Scientific Imagination From the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century.Michael Heller - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (2):385-386.
    "The 'new' often consists not in the invention of new categories of thought but rather in surprising employment of existing ones". The book proves this thesis, in an ingenious manner, as far as the origins of modern science are concerned. For a contemporary historian of science, the idea that the sciences had their roots in philosophical and theological thinking of the Middle Ages is hardly a surprise, but to know exactly how this did happen makes a profound difference. The book (...)
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    The Natural Philosophy of Time.Michael Heller - 1983 - Review of Metaphysics 37 (2):432-434.
    J. L. Synge argued that "Euclid put us on the wrong track by taking space as the primary concept of science and relegating time to a poor second." This situation, however, has changed nowadays by reason of the influence of recent developments of Einstein's relativity theory. Whitrow himself has taken a significant role in promoting time studies. The book now under consideration is the second, completely revised edition ; its goal is to give a general framework for the study of (...)
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  21. Think Pieces.Peter E. Hodgson, Nigholas T. Saunders, Jeffrey Koperski, Ursula Goodenough Religiopoiesis, Ursula Goodenough, Loyal Rue, David Knight, Philip Clayton, Joseph M. Zycinski & Michael Heller - 2000 - Zygon 35 (3-4):716.
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    The Differential and Cone Structures of Spacetime.Piotr Multarzyński & Michael Heller - 1990 - Foundations of Physics 20 (8):1005-1015.
    We propose to model spacetime by a differential space rather than by a differential manifold. A differential space is the pair (M, C), where M is any set, and C a family of real functions on M, satisfying certain axioms; C is called a differential structure of a corresponding differential space. This concept suitably generalizes the manifold concept. We show that C can be chosen in such a way that it contains all information about the causal structure of spacetime. This (...)
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