The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy

Of course you have. Bazinga! This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about The Big Bang Theory and its nerdy genius characters.

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Author: Dean A. Kowalski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118236413

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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A lighthearted meditation on the philosophical quandaries of the hit television show The Big Bang Theory Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs?" And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga! This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about The Big Bang Theory and its nerdy genius characters. You might find other philosophy books on science and cosmology, but only this one refers to Darth Vader Force-chokes, cloning Leonard Nimoy, and oompa-loompa-like engineers. Fo-shizzle. Gives you irresistibly geek-worthy insights on your favorite Big Bang Theory characters, story lines, and ideas Examines important themes involving ethics and virtue, science, semiotics, religion, and the human condition Brings the thinking of some of the world's greatest philosophers to bear on The Big Bang Theory, from Aristotle and Plato to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Simone de Beauvoir, and more Essential reading for every Big Bang Theory fan, this book explores whether comic-book-wielding geeks can lead the good life, and whether they can know enough science to "tear the mask off nature and stare at the face of God."

Library of Congress Subject Headings

C UF Hindu cosmogony BT Mythology , Hindu Philosophy , Hindu Cosmogony ,
Indic ( May Subd Geog ) UF Indic ... and cosmology Beginning Big bang theory
Chain of being ( Philosophy ) Cosmogony Cosmological distances Eternal return
 ...

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Author: Library of Congress

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ISBN: OSU:32435065917858

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... UF Universe BT Astronomy Deism Metaphysics NT Architecture and
cosmology Beginning Big bang theory Chain of being ( Philosophy ) Cosmogony
Cosmological distances Eternal return Expanding universe Four elements (
Philosophy ) ...

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Author: Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

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ISBN: SRLF:E0000738492

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Physical Cosmology and Philosophy

As for the big bang theory , he declares explanatory bankruptcy . Having
assumed that in the classical , pre - quantum versions of this theory , one can
meaningfully speak of “ the time before the [ big bang ] ” ( p . 99 ) , he feels
entitled to reason ...

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Author: John Leslie

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015018919343

Category: Science

Page: 277

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The Big Bang Theory

... universe , cosmologists realized that by changing some of their assumptions ,
this new information might actually make the big bang theory better . ... For most
of history , cosmology has been intricately entwined with religion and philosophy
.

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Author: Karen C. Fox

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471394521

Category: Science

Page: 224

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A lively, accessible look at the Big Bang theory This compelling book describes how the Big Bang theory arose, how it has evolved, and why it is the best theory so far to explain the current state of the universe. In addition to understanding the birth of the cosmos, readers will learn how the theory stands up to challenges and what it fails to explain. Karen Fox provides clear answers to some of the hardest questions including: Why was the Big Bang theory accepted to begin with? Will the Big Bang theory last into the next century or even the next decade? Is the theory at odds with new scientific findings? One of the most well-known theories in modern science, the Big Bang is the most accurate model yet devised in humanity's tireless serach for the ultimate moment of creation. The Big Bang Theory is the first title in a planned series on the major theories of modern science.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Donald M. Borchert. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
PHILOSOPHY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
PHILOSOPHY ENCYCLOPEDIA. " 8 big bang theory , according to which the
universe of ...

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Author: Donald M. Borchert

Publisher: Thomson Gale/MacMillan Reference USA

ISBN: 0028657829

Category: Electronic books

Page: 761

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This volume, covering entries from "Cabanis, Pierre-Jean Georges" to "Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude, Comte," presents articles on Eastern and Western philosophies, medical and scientific ethics, the Holocaust, terrorism, censorship, biographical entries, and much more.

The Intersection of Science Fiction and Philosophy

Religionists were not slow to point to the supposed similarity between the Big
Bang theory and the religious belief in a beginning of the universe in time . Some
even claimed that their beliefs had received the support of the best scientific ...

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Author: Robert E. Myers

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015008796024

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Robert E. Myers has assembled a collection of essays which explore aspects of the relationship between science fiction and philosophy. Contributing authors focus on significant issues, questions, and ideas that penetrate to the center of our individual and social conceptions of human existence, and affect the ways in which we attempt to comprehend our world, ourselves, and others. The authors bring to this study the insights of diverse disciplines: philosophy, social science, poetry, linguistics, future studies, medical humanities, and literature. Dealing exclusively with topics relating to science fiction and philosophy they offer an initial exploration of the philosophical problems within science fiction and their implications.

The Philosophy of Cosmology

This book addresses foundational questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology.

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Author: Khalil Chamcham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107145399

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Following a long-term international collaboration between leaders in cosmology and the philosophy of science, this volume addresses foundational questions at the limit of science across these disciplines, questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology. Space missions have mapped the Universe up to its early instants, opening up questions on what came before the Big Bang, the nature of space and time, and the quantum origin of the Universe. As the foundational volume of an emerging academic discipline, experts from relevant fields lay out the fundamental problems of contemporary cosmology and explore the routes toward finding possible solutions. Written for graduates and researchers in physics and philosophy, particular efforts are made to inform academics from other fields, as well as the educated public, who wish to understand our modern vision of the Universe, related philosophical questions, and the significant impacts on scientific methodology.

Philosophy

The popular scientific theory , called the big bang , is presented by some as an
account of the origin of the universe . According to the big bang theory , all matter
in the universe was once compressed into a small mass called a singularity .

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Author: Frank Cunningham

Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press

ISBN: IND:30000094784018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 313

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It meets all curriculum expectations and is inclusive and accessible to all students. Philosophy: The Big Questions is the only text written specifically to cover the new Ontario Grade 11 curriculum but is also suitable for the Grade 12 course. This ground-breaking text brings together a superb team of authors with extensive backgrounds. Based on the view that philosophy is best learned by actually doing it, the text encourages direct student engagement with core philosophical issues and theories. Each of the six units covers a distinct curriculum topic, allowing teachers a clear choice in how to configure their courses. Both Expectations and recently written Profiles are supported in the text and in the Teachers' Resource Guide.

Chinese Studies in Philosophy

The theory of the “ big bang ” brings to mind the theory of the birth of the universe
in the Yi wei of the Han period : “ There is the invisible , there is the beginning of
all things , there is the beginning of form , there is the beginning of substance .

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00137152W

Category: Philosophy

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Modern Cosmology Philosophy

As for the big bang theory , he declares explanatory bankruptcy . Having
assumed that in the classical , pre - quantum versions of this theory , one can
meaningfully speak of “ the time before the [ big bangļ ” ( p . 99 ) , he feels entitled
to reason ...

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Author: John Leslie

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054144293

Category: Philosophy

Page: 363

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Danish Yearbook of Philosophy

Indeed , philosophy often enters in the scientific process as a substitute for
experiments , and loses its creative role when ... Insofar that the big bang theory
was proved right it is tempting to conclude that the sophisticated philosophical ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105028843964

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The Philosophy of Religion Reader

On this view the Big Bang represents the creation event ; the creation not only of
all the matter and energy in the universe , but also ... verdict of the scientific
community that none of these alternative theories is superior to the Big Bang
theory .

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Author: Chad V. Meister

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415408911

Category: Religion

Page: 718

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Reflecting current trends and research interests in the field, this introduction explores key writings from both the Western theistic tradition and from non-Western, non-theistic sources.

Philosophy in Science

... 36.95 paper Chronicles the birth and maturation of heliocentric theory , the
electromagnetic field theory , special and general relativity , quantum theory , and
the big - bang theory . From the Calculus to Set Theory , 1630-1910 An
Introductory ...

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Author: Anthony O'Hear

Publisher:

ISBN: 088126640X

Category: Science

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Encyclopedia of Science and Religion A I

Trefil , James S . The Moment of Creation : Big Bang Physics from Before the First
Millisecond to the Present Universe . ... Gone is the time when the Big Bang
theory enjoyed a serious challenger in the form of Hoyle ' s steady state model ,
with its picture of a ... AND PHILOSOPHICAL ASPECTS ; CREATIO CONTINUA ;
CREATIO EX NIHILO ; INFLATIONARY UNIVERSE THEORY ; MANY - WORLDS
 ...

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Author: Wentzel Van Huyssteen

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 0028657055

Category: Electronic books

Page: 1050

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A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. 4 volumes.

The New Philosophy of Universalism

Penrose , for one , believes that inflation is a “ fashion the high energy physicists
have visited on the cosmologists " 54 and that our understanding of the Big Bang
must await a new breakthrough that will transform quantum theory and gravity ...

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Author: Nicholas Hagger

Publisher: Iff Books

ISBN: IND:30000111361139

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

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In The New Philosophy of Universalism, Nicholas Hagger presents a new philosophy focusing on an up-to-date view of the universe and its bio-friendly, orderly rather than random, structure.

Philosophy of Religion

In the case of scientific cosmology , the ' hard core ' of Hoyle ' s research
programme is the Steady State theory in contrast to the Expanding Universe
theory of the Big Bang proponents . As we have seen above , Hoyle responded to
Hubble ' s ...

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Author: Brian Davies

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015043278731

Category: Religion

Page: 390

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This is a textbook and reference work by some of the world's leading philosophers of religion. Philosophy of religion is concerned with such questions as: Does God exist? Can God's existence be proved? What is God like? Is there life after death? Can philosophy throw light on the diversity of religious beliefs? And what can science tell us about religious matters?

Philosophy

Many philosophers have asserted that the big bang is exactly the kind of starting
point of the universe that the cosmological argument points toward . If the big
bang theory is correct , then the universe has not existed forever . There is no
infinite ...

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Author: Manuel G. Velasquez

Publisher: Thomson

ISBN: 0534561896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 747

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Philosophy of Religion

First Scientific Confirmation These purely philosophical arguments for the
beginning of the universe have received ... Therefore, as the Cambridge
astronomer Fred Hoyle points out, the Big Bang theory requires the creation of
matter from ...

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Author: Michael L. Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: NWU:35556041263989

Category: Philosophy

Page: 635

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The most complete introductory anthology in the philosophy of religion, at half the price.With nine new readings and expanded pedagogical features, the fourth edition of Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings continues to be the most complete introductory anthology in the philosophy of religion. Seventy-eight selections provide breadth and depth of coverage in both classical andcontemporary issues, allowing great flexibility in course structure. All standard subjects are covered, including religious experience, theistic arguments, the problem of evil, and miracles. While this edition primarily contains readings from the Western tradition of religious thought, it alsoincludes continental, feminist, and Asian perspectives for contrast and flavor.Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, fourth edition offers many pedagogical advantages. Section introductions have been substantially expanded to orient students to major issues, and to help them comprehend the positions and arguments in the readings. The suggested reading list at the end ofevery section has been revised and lengthened, and new terms have been added to the Glossary at the end of the book. As in the previous edition, Study Questions appear at the end of each selection to engage students in philosophical thinking.This broad anthology is an excellent, stand-alone textbook for courses in philosophy of religion. It is also a perfect companion to the accompanying text by the same authors: Reason and Religious Belief, fourth edition (OUP, 2006), as the two books share the same topical organization.

Origin of Species Revisited Philosophy of science philosophy of religion history education and constitutional issues

Tipler * notes that “ the standard big bang theory has the Universe coming into
existence out of nothing , and cosmologists use the phrase creation of the
universe ' to describe this phenomenon ! " 15 The following standard scientific
books ...

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Author: Wendell R. Bird

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002176734

Category: Creationism

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