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The Development of Physical Cosmology

P. J. E. Peebles

in Principles of Physical Cosmology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209814
eISBN:
9780691206721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209814.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter introduces physical cosmology as the attempt to make sense of the large-scale nature of the material world by the methods of the natural sciences. It explains that physical cosmology ... More


The Human Vocation

Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Argues that there is a human vocation, a human project to be pursued by humanity as a whole. Physical cosmology tells us that the universe has a history, a history that arguably seems to be a ... More


Principles of Physical Cosmology

P. J. E. Peebles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691209814
eISBN:
9780691206721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691209814.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is the essential introduction to this critical area of modern physics, written by a leading pioneer who has shaped the course of the field for decades. The book provides an authoritative ... More


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