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The Why of ThingsCausality in Science, Medicine, and Life

The Why of Things: Causality in Science, Medicine, and Life

Peter Rabins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164726
eISBN:
9780231535458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164726.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Why was there a meltdown at the Fukushima power plant? Why do some people get cancer and not others? Why is global warming happening? Why does one person get depressed in the face of life's ... More

Why We DanceA Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Kimerer LaMothe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Within intellectual paradigms that privilege mind over matter, dance has long appeared as a marginal, derivative, or primitive art. Drawing support from theorists and artists who embrace matter as ... More

Worlds Without EndThe Many Lives of the Multiverse

Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

“Multiverse” cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. While this idea has captivated philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now being considered as ... More

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