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Plurality of worlds

Alexander Maxwell

Plurality of worlds

or, Letters, notes & memoranda, philosphical and critical

by Alexander Maxwell

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Published by Printed for A. Maxwell in London .
Written in English

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  • Plurality of worlds.

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    Statementoccasioned by "A series of discourses on the Christian revelation, viewed in connection with the modern astronomy. By Thomas Chalmers, D.D." By Alexander Maxwell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB54 .M5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii,265p.
    Number of Pages265
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6952800M
    LC Control Number05007720
    OCLC/WorldCa4673194

    This book defends modal realism: the thesis that the world we are part of is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that we who inhabit this world are only a few out of all the inhabitants of all the worlds. I begin the first chapter by reviewing the many ways in which systematic philosophy goes more easily if we may presuppose modalFile Size: KB. Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds (Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes), first published in , is one of the best loved classics of the early French enlightenment. Through a series of informal dialogues that take place on successive evenings in the marquise's moonlit gardens, Fontenelle describes the new cosmology of the.

      Bound with: A dialogue on the plurality of worlds ; being a supplement to the essay on that subject. 54 p ASC: from the Yolton Library Rare Book Collection hp YORK copy: has bookplate 'Jane Spedding, Greta Bank' inside front cover pasted in. Has seal 'Library of JWY, John W. Yolton' embossed on front endpaper 1Pages:   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project by:

    Synopsis This book is a defense of modal realism: the thesis that our world is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that the individuals that inhabit our world are only a few out of all the inhabitants of all the worlds. Lewis argues that the philosophical utility of /5(9).   _Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds_ is a translation of the work _Entretiens sur la pluralite des mondes_, first published in , by Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle. Fontenelle () was a fascinating figure of the French Enlightenment, who was among the first to popularize scientific ideas/5(3).


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Using many primary and secondary sources, this book analyses why such great thinkers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Ockham, Galileo, Kepler, Huygens, and Kant thought the debate over the plurality of worlds a subject for serious discussion/5(8).

In the book _On the Plurality of Worlds_, analytic philosopher David Lewis presents his case for modal realism (also called "extreme modal realism", though why it is "extreme" is questioned).

As Lewis explains, "This book defends modal realism: the thesis that the world we are part of is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that we who inhabit /5(9). and have our being. Lewis calls these universes \worlds", deliberately recalling the notion of a \possible world" familiar from modal logic and the metaphysics of modality.

The title invokes the thesis of the book: there are a plurality of worlds, things of the same kind as the world we inhabit, di ering only with respect to what goes on in them. Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds (Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes), first published inis one of the best loved classics of the early French enlightenment.

Through a series of informal dialogues that take place on successive evenings in the marquise's moonlit gardens, Fontenelle describes the new cosmology of the. This book is a defense of modal realism; the thesis that our world is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that the individuals that inhabit our world are only a.

Conversations on the plurality of worlds. Contributor Names Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), Gunning, Miss (Elizabeth),tr. Lalande, Joseph Jérôme Le Français de, Created / Published.

On the Plurality of Worlds by David Kellogg Lewis This book is a defense of modal realism; the thesis that our world is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that the individuals that inhabit our world are only a few out of all the inhabitants of all the worlds/5(20).

In the book _On the Plurality of Worlds_, analytic philosopher David Lewis presents his case for modal realism (also called "extreme modal realism", though why it is "extreme" is questioned). As Lewis explains, "This book defends modal realism: the thesis that the world we are part of is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that we who inhabit 5/5(5).

This book is a defense of modal realism; the thesis that our world is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that the individuals that inhabit our world are only a few out of all the inhabitants of all the worlds. Lewis argues that the philosophical utility of modal realism is a good reason for believing that it is true.

Books with the subject: Plurality Of Worlds. Up to 20 books are listed, in descending order of popularity at this site. This is the first inkling of the transition from “plurality of worlds” to “parallel worlds” — copies of you sitting reading this article on another planet. About the Book Author Andrew Zimmerman Jones received his physics degree and graduated with honors from Wabash College, where he earned the Harold Q.

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This book is a defense of modal realism; the thesis that our world is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that the individuals that inhabit our world are only a few out of all the inhabitants of all the worlds.

Lewis argues that the philosophical utility of modal realism is a good reason for believing that it is true/5(). The popularity of this idea, the plurality of worlds orbiting their own sun like stars, is evident in the extent to which visual representations in the frontispiece of Fontenelles' book appear in other places.

Similar depictions of other solar systems shrouded in clouds beyond our own appear in a range of maps and diagrams. conversations on the plurality of worlds Download conversations on the plurality of worlds or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get conversations on the plurality of worlds book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. "The Plurality of Worlds," now republished, is the most recent work of this description that has fallen under our notice.

We can see no reason why an Essay of so much ability, in which the reasoning is so dispassionate, and opponents are treated. (David Lewis's book On the Plurality of Worlds provided the inspiration and title for Roubaud's book.) These poems also rage against the limitations of poetry itself, which can only clarify the exactness of his grief, not assuage it.

In part 3, Roubaud uses a mathematically precise form to explore the idea of form/5(2). On the Plurality of Worlds' ALLEN STAIRS University of Maryland On the Plurality of Worlds is a frustrating book. On the one hand, it is written by one of the most capable and intellectually honest of contempo-rary philosophers, and it is an exemplary display of both traits.

On the other hand, I am utterly and totally unconvinced of the book's. A plurality of worlds / written in French by the author of the Dialogues of the dead ; translated into English by Mr. Glanvill. (London: Printed for R.W.

and sold by Tho. Osbourne), by M. de Fontenelle (page images at HathiTrust) The plurality of. Read "The Plurality of Worlds" by William Whewell available from Rakuten Kobo.

Although the opinions presented in the following Essay are put forwards without claiming for them any value beyond what Brand: Library of Alexandria. No one better represents the new attitude toward extraterrestrial life than Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle (—), the author of Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds ().

Originally written in French, Fontenelle's book went through thirty-three editions during the author's long life.