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The Nature of the Universe

The Nature of the Universe

  • Author: Fred Hoyle
  • Publisher: Signet Book
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Page: 128
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About the origin and future of the universe.

On the Nature of the Universe

On the Nature of the Universe

  • Author: Titus Lucretius Carus
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780140446104
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 275
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This is regarded as a seminal text of Epicurean science and philosophy. With a new introduction and commentary and a revised translation, this edition acknowledges advances in textual research and also provides more background information for the reader.

On the Nature of the Universe

On the Nature of the Universe

  • Author: Lucretius
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 019162327X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 320
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`Therefore this terror and darkness of the mind Not by the sun's rays, nor the bright shafts of day, Must be dispersed, as is most necessary, But by the face of nature and her laws.' Lucretius' poem On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour Lucretius demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed not by the gods, but by the mechanical laws of nature. By believing this, men can live in peace of mind and happiness. Lucretius bases his argument on the atomic theory expounded by the Greek philosopher Epicurus. His poem explores sensation, sex, cosmology, meteorology, and geology through acute observation of the beauties of the natural world and with moving sympathy for man's place in it. Sir Ronald Melville's accessible and accurate verse translation is complemented by an introduction and notes situating Lucretius' scientific theories within the thought of 1st century BCE Rome and discussing the Epicurean philosophy that was his inspiration and why the issues Lucretius' poem raisies about the scientific and poetical views of the world continue to be important. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Ocellus Lucanus, On the Nature of the Universe

Ocellus Lucanus, On the Nature of the Universe

Taurus, the Platonic Philosopher, On the Eternity of the World. Julius Firmicus Maternus, Of the Thema Mundi; in which the Positions of the Stars at the Commencement of the Several Mundane Periods is Given. Select Theorems on the Perpetuity of Time, by Proclus

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Science
  • Page: 95
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On the Nature of the Universe

On the Nature of the Universe

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Astrology
  • Page: 96
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Ocellus Lucanus on the nature of the universe. Taurus, the Platonic philosopher, on the eternity of the world. Julius Firmicus Maternus of the Thema mundi: in which the positions of the stars at the commencement of the several mundane periods is given. Select theorems on the perpetuity of time, by Proclus. Tr. by T. Taylor

Ocellus Lucanus on the nature of the universe. Taurus, the Platonic philosopher, on the eternity of the world. Julius Firmicus Maternus of the Thema mundi: in which the positions of the stars at the commencement of the several mundane periods is given. Select theorems on the perpetuity of time, by Proclus. Tr. by T. Taylor

  • Author: Ocellus (Lucanus)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Dialogues

The Dialogues

Conversations about the Nature of the Universe

  • Author: Clifford Victor Johnson,Frank Wilczek
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • ISBN: 9780262037235
  • Category: SCIENCE
  • Page: 231
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"In this graphic book/novel, readers eavesdrop on conversations about contemporary science and learn about how scientists uncover the secrets of the universe. Topics in the book range from black holes, to the multiverse, to string theory, to food science. The book is structured as a set of 9 conversations in 11 chapters. The people in the conversations include non-experts and experts in physics, both adults and children, both male and female. These characters are fictional. The locations are in cities around the world, in cafes, train stations, on the street, buses, museums, libraries. The book is, uniquely for this subject matter, a fully graphic book. A graphic novel, but NOT science fiction. The science is real, and often concerns research topics that have been highlighted in general-interest media outlets"--

On the Moral Nature of the Universe

On the Moral Nature of the Universe

Theology, Cosmology, and Ethics

  • Author: Nancey C. Murphy,George Francis Rayner Ellis
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 9781451408423
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 268
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Ellis and Murphy show how contemporary sciences actually support a religiously based ethic of nonviolence, not by appealing to the Enlightment's mechanismic Creator God or revelation's Father God but by discerning the transcendent ground in the laws of nature, the emergence of intelligent freedom, and the echoes of "knoetic" self-giving in cosmology and biology.

The Nature of Space and Time

The Nature of Space and Time

  • Author: Stephen Hawking,Roger Penrose
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400834747
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 160
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Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united into a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? In The Nature of Space and Time, two of the world’s most famous physicists—Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time) and Roger Penrose (The Road to Reality)—debate these questions. The authors outline how their positions have further diverged on a number of key issues, including the spatial geometry of the universe, inflationary versus cyclic theories of the cosmos, and the black-hole information-loss paradox. Though much progress has been made, Hawking and Penrose stress that physicists still have further to go in their quest for a quantum theory of gravity.