Philosophy Of The Cosmos - Reading Citations
The four readings at the bottom of the page are not in the right order yet.


D. Brooks, "How Not to Be a Cosmologist"
in "Urban Elegies"
Sydney: Island Press, 2006


D. Lazer, “The Unity of Science”
Cosmogenesis, pp. 3-16
New York, Oxford University Press, 1990


J. Barrow, “Selection Effects”
The Universe that Discovered Itself, chapter 7
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000


T. Kuhn, “The Copernican Revolution”
The Copernican Revolution, chapter 5
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981


L. Randall, “Entryway Passages”
Warped Passages, pp. 11-83
Ecco, 2005


B. Greene, "Entropy and the Big Bang"
excerpt from "The Fabric of the Cosmos"
London: Penguin, 2004, pp. 159-176


S.F. Savitt, “Introduction [to time’s arrow]”
Time’s Arrow Today, chapter 1
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995


G. Egan, “The Hundred-Light-Year Diary”
Axiomatic, pp. 21-39
London: Millennium, 1995


E. Schrödinger, “The Present Situation in Quantum Mechanics”
trans. J. Trimmer, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 1980; 124


H.R. Pagels, “Schrödinger’s Cat”
The World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics,
pp. 111-114, New York: Little, Brown, 1991


H. Price, “Einstein and the Quantum Spooks”
Waves of the Future
Sydney: Science Foundation for Physics, 2005


A. Sudbery, “Interpretations of quantum mechanics”
Quantum Mechanics and the Particles of Nature, section 5.5
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986


N. D. Mermin, "Is the Moon There When Nobody Looks?"
Physics Today, April 1985, pp. 38—47


A. O’Hear, “Scientific Realism”
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, chapter 6
New York: Oxford University Press, 1989


A. Einstein, “Remarks on Bertrand Russell’s Theory of Knowledge”
trans. P.A.~Schilpp The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell, chapter 8
Illinois: Library of Living Philosophers, 1944


I. Novikov, “The Universe after the explosion”
Black Holes and the Universe, pp. 77-99
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990


I. Novikov, “What is a Black Hole?”
Black Holes and the Universe, pp. 7-22
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990


I. Novikov, “Black Holes and Quanta: How empty is the vacuum?”
Black Holes and the Universe, pp. 66-74
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990


M. Rees, “Laws and Bylaws in the Multiverse”
Our Cosmic Habitat, pp. 157-181
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001


P. Davies, “Can the Universe Create Itself?”
The Mind of God, pp. 2-66
London: Penguin, 1993


G. Coyne, “Some Theological Reflections on the Anthropic Principle”
Venice Conference on Cosmology and Philosophy:
The Anthropic Principle, 1993, pp. 161-169


G. Egan, “Wang’s Carpets”
from Diaspora, pp. 224-240
London: Gollancz, 2001


G. Feinberg and R. Shapiro, “Life Beyond Earth”
chapters 11-12
New York: Morrow Quill, 1980


P. Davies, “Are Aliens Among Us?”
Scientific American, December 2007, pp.36-43


David Layzer: Cosmogenesis — details coming later
Stephen Hawking: A brief history of time — details coming later
Novikov: The River of Time — details coming later
Lisa Randall: Entryway Passages — details coming later