Cosmic Understanding: Philosophy and Science of the Universe

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Princeton University Press, 1990 - Philosophy - 287 pages
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In this work the distinguished philosopher Milton Munitz provides a lucid account of the chief empirical findings and theories of recent cosmology and a systematic assessment of their broader philosophical implications.
 

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Contents

The Search for Cosmic Understanding
3
THE HUMAN SIGNIFICANCE OF CHANGES IN COSMOLOGY
10
Cosmology at the Dawn of Western Thought
20
DISCOVERING THE COSMOS
21
SPOKESMAN FOR LOGOS
28
ONTOLOGIST OF BEING
34
The Universe
47
CONTRASTED PHILOSOPHIES
60
THE END OF THE UNIVERSE
137
Cosmic Horizons
150
CONCEPTUAL HORIZONS AND THE KNOWN UNIVERSE
167
The Boundless
181
SPINOZA ON THE UNITY OF GOD OR NATURE
188
THE UNIVERSE AS EXISTENT
209
BOUNDLESS EXISTENCE
228
Human Existence
236

A WITTGENSTEINIAN PERSPECTIVE
69
The Beginning and End of the Universe
82
AN INITIAL COSMOLOGICAL SINGULARITY
109
EXPLAINING THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE
115
THE SEARCH FOR MEANING
258
Index
283
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Munitz is Distinugished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at The City University of New York.

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