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Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone

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ISBN-10: 1138785431

ISBN-13: 9781138785434

Edition: 2015

Authors: Michela Massimi

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What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? What is our role in the universe as human beings capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? Scientific research across both the physical and cognitive sciences raises fascinating philosophical questions. Philosophy and the Sciences For Everyone introduces these questions and more. It begins by asking what good is philosophy for the sciences before examining the following questions:The origin of our universeDark matter and dark energyAnthropic reasoning in philosophy and cosmologyEvolutionary theory and the human mindWhat is consciousness?Intelligent machines…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/16/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 154
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English