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plurality of worlds and other essays

Thomas Hughes

plurality of worlds and other essays

by Thomas Hughes

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Published by Longmans, Green and Co., ltd. in New York, London [etc.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Thomas Hughes, S. J. Compiled by M. G. Chadwick.
ContributionsChadwick, M. G. comp.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsAC8 .H9535
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 276 p., 1 l.
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6708161M
LC Control Number27024382
OCLC/WorldCa4331753

  This controversial essay, first published in , addresses the question of the existence of intelligent life on other planets. It was first published anonymously, owing to the ferocity of the ongoing debates between the religious and scientific scholarly communities. Its author, William Pages: Description of the book "On the Plurality of Worlds": 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.

One should bear in mind that Conversations on the Plurality of World was later translated into many other languages, and this book enjoyed considerable popularity among English, German, Russian, and Italian readers. This book revived interest to natural science among elites and middle classes, and many young people in France and other parts of. Worlds that are not real (if any) are simply possible. A realist about possible worlds thinks that there is a platitudinous plurality of worlds or there might a number of other worlds whenever something is possible-for example, that donkeys talk, or that pigs fly-there is a .

This combination of the plurality of worlds and the mind breaking through the boundaries of our world – a repeated topos of English ‘nocturnes’ and ‘philosophic poems’ – became a frequent metaphor in the eighteenth century for the experience of thinking about the vastness, infinitude, and unencompassability of outer space.7 One of. T HE essays collected in this book have mostly, but not all, appeared in print. In Europe they have appeared in the Rationalist Annual, the Bermondsey Book, the Nation, the Daily Mail, the World To-Day, the Manchester Guardian, the Graphic, the Weekly Dispatch, Discovery, Modern Science, and the Haagsche America they have been published by Harper’s .


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The search for extraterrestrial life is not doomed to fail. Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle's "Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds" () makes this abundantly clear. However, the author's approach of the subject is totally different from the app 5/5(1).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hughes, Thomas, Plurality of worlds and other essays. New York, London [etc.] Longmans, Green and Co., The unity of worlds and of nature: Three essays on the spirit of inductive philosophy; the plurality of worlds; and the philosophy of creation Out of Print--Limited Availability.

Baden Powell () was a mathematician who held the Savilian Chair of Geometry at Oxford, and was also a priest in the Church of England.5/5(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. 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. Witty book trying to explain in the simplest terms how the Earth is spinning on itself and around the sun. And many other things -- like eclipses and moon cycles.

The book is set as a conversation between the author and an aristocratic lady/5. 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).

Oxbridge Essays. fact, there exist just as many possible worlds as there could be. There exists ever possible world that we could ever conceive of, and a great many that we cannot conceive of.

At this point it is sensible to ask what privileges our world the world we know – and exist in – over these other possible. Worlds that are not real (if any) are simply possible.

A realist about possible worlds thinks that there is a platitudinous plurality of worlds or there might a number of other worlds whenever something is possible-for example, that donkeys talk, or that pigs fly-there is a world in which it is true.

Full text of "The unity of worlds and of nature: three essays on the spirit of inductive philosophy; the plurality of worlds; and the philosophy of creation" See other formats. Stephen J. Dick, Plurality of Worlds, Cambridgeand Michael J. Crowe, The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, –, Cambridgeare the best recent histories of the debates about the plurality of worlds.

Bernard le Boiver de Fontenelle, Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds, Berkeleyp 8. 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. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

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Of the Plurality of Worlds: an Essay by W. Whewell. With a Dialogue, ISBNISBNLike New Used, Free shipping in the US Seller Rating: % positive. Other worlds than ours; the plurality of worlds studied under the light of recent scientific by:   Plurality is not strictly a duality, one or the other.

It is one and many more. For in my plurality exists many (and most) worlds. (1) Fontenelle, Bernard de, Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds. Hurst, London. The Plurality of Worlds an Essay Paperback – Febru by Robert Knight (Author) See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Robert Knight.

Full text of "Conversations on the plurality of worlds" See other formats. 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 putting forward the.His name was Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle and his book, Entretiens sur la Pluralité des Mondes, (Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds) is a fascinating, though I suspect largely forgotten, bit of science hed inthe book is remarkable, not so much for its literary merits as for the ultimate function its publication served.Medieval Cosmology: Theories of Infinity, Place, Time, Void, and the Plurality of Worlds Pierre Duhem, Roger Ariew These selections from Le système du monde, the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem (), focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest.