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Heller, Michał

Overview
Works: 118 works in 431 publications in 3 languages and 7,280 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Interviews  Diaries  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewer
Classifications: QC173.59.S65, 523.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michał Heller
Creative tension : essays on science and religion by Michał Heller( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of a renowned professor of philosophy in Poland, who is also a Roman Catholic priest, is introduced to the United States in this collection of his provocative essays on the interplay of science and religion. Michael Heller progressively outlines systematic steps that might lead to a peaceful coexistence of these traditionally separate fields of study. Some essays have their roots in the author's work in physics and cosmology, while others present his theories on the language of God, creation, and transcendence, inspired by his work in the applications of so-called noncommutat
Infinity : new research frontiers by Michał Heller( )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite.' David Hilbert (1862-1943). This interdisciplinary study of infinity explores the concept through the prism of mathematics and then offers more expansive investigations in areas beyond mathematical boundaries to reflect the broader, deeper implications of infinity for human intellectual thought. More than a dozen world-renowned researchers in the fields of mathematics, physics, cosmology, philosophy, and theology offer a rich intellectual exchange among various current viewpoints, rather than a static picture of accepted views on infinity. The book starts with a historical examination of the transformation of infinity from a philosophical and theological study to one dominated by mathematics. It then offers technical discussions on the understanding of mathematical infinity. Following this, the book considers the perspectives of physics and cosmology: Can infinity be found in the real universe? Finally, the book returns to questions of philosophical and theological aspects of infinity"--
Ultimate explanations of the universe by Michał Heller( )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Polish and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We humans are collectively driven by a powerful, yet not fully explained, instinct to understand. This book examines how far our modern cosmological theories, with their sometimes audacious models, such as inflation, cyclic histories, quantum creation, parallel universes, can take us towards answering their questions. Can such theories lead us to ultimate truth, leaving nothing unexplained? Heller addresses the thorny problem of why and whether we should expect to find theories with all-encompassing explicative power."--[book cover]
The concept of explanation by Mateusz Hohol( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Concept of Explanation contains a collection of essays devoted to the problem of explanation in various disciplines of science and humanities, namely mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, neuroscience, economics, as well as theology. The issues covered include such topics as: the interplay between explanation and understanding; the problem of a priori explanation; the limits of causal explanations in physics; the application of mathematics in biology; the relationship between proof and explanation in mathematics; the use of mechanistic framework in neuroscience viewed from the perspective of philosophy of science. Moreover, various methodological controversies related to science and humanities are considered
A comprehensible universe : the interplay of science and theology by George V Coyne( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why is our world comprehensible? This question seems so trivial that few people have dared to ask it. In this book we explore the deep roots of the mystery of rationality. The inquiry into the rationality of the world began over two-and-a-half-thousand years ago, when a few courageous people tried to understand the world with the help of reason alone, rejecting the comforting fabric of myth and legend."--Jacket
Philosophy in science : an historical introduction by Michał Heller( )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditional topics of the "philosophy of nature"--Space, time, causality, the structure of the universe -- are overwhelmingly present in our modern scientific theories. This book traces the complex paths that discussion of these topics has followed, from Plato and Aristotle, through Descartes, Leibniz, Kant and other great thinkers, right up to the relativistic cosmologies and the grand unified theories of contemporary science. In the light of this historical development, it becomes clear that modern science gives us not only a technological power over the world, but also a deeper understanding of physical reality. In this sense, science could be regarded as an heir to the traditional "philosophy of nature". Moreover, the reader will learn why science itself deserves to be the subject of philosophical reflection
On space and time by Shahn Majid( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gets to the heart of science by asking a fundamental question: what is the true nature of space and time?
Theoretical foundations of cosmology : introduction to the global structure of space-time by Michał Heller( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book's principal aim is to clarify fundamental concepts, decipher mathematical structures used to model space-time and relativistic worlds, and to disclose their physical meaning. After each chapter, philosophical implications of the presented material are commented upon. Both special and general theories of relativity are presented in the book with the stress on their global aspects. Although global mathematical methods are extensively used throughout the book, the definitions of new concepts, short comments and examples make reading smooth without the need to consult other textbooks or re
Un universo comprensibile : interazione tra scienza e teologia by George V Coyne( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perché il nostro mondo è comprensibile? La domanda sembra così banale, che solo pochi trovano il coraggio di porsela. In questo libro esploreremo le radici profonde del mistero della razionalità. L'indagine sulla razionalità del mondo cominciò duemilacinquecento anni or sono, quando un manipolo di audaci pensatori avviarono l'impresa di cercare di capire la Natura con la sola forza della ragione, rifiutando le comode e futili spiegazioni fornite da miti e leggende. Attraverso molte avventure filosofiche e teologiche, alla fine il concetto greco di razionalità pose le basi di un modo nuovo e rivoluzionario di pensare: quello del metodo scientifico, destinato a trasformare il mondo. Quando consideriamo i frutti più recenti dell'indagine sulla razionalità del mondo - la teoria della relatività, la meccanica quantistica, l'unificazione delle leggi fisiche, la gravitazione quantistica - viene da chiedersi: quali sono i limiti del metodo scientifico? Il principio fondamentale del pensiero razionale è che non dobbiamo mai smettere di porci domande, fintantoché a tutte non sia stata data una risposta
The science of space-time by Derek J Raine( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New physics and a new theology by Michał Heller( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions to the universe : ten lectures on the foundations of physics and cosmology by Michał Heller( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encountering the universe by Michał Heller( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lemaître, big bang, and the quantum universe : with his original manuscript by Michał Heller( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton and the new direction in science : proceedings of the Cracow conference, 25 to 28 May 1987( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world and the word : between science and religion by Michał Heller( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between philosophy and science by Michał Heller( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmology of Lemaître by O Godart( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expanding universe : Lemaître's unknown manuscript by Georges Lemaître( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of chance : a cosmic fugue with a prelude and a coda by Michał Heller( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new book by the 2008 Templeton Prize laureate Michael Heller, in which the problems of chance and probablility are seen in light of the advancements of physics and biology. The Author's claim is that chance finds its place within the structure of the universe and cosmic evolution
 
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A comprehensible universe : the interplay of science and theology
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Infinity : new research frontiersUltimate explanations of the universeA comprehensible universe : the interplay of science and theologyPhilosophy in science : an historical introductionUn universo comprensibile : interazione tra scienza e teologiaThe New physics and a new theology
Alternative Names
Heller, M.

Heller, M. 1936-

Heller, M. (Michał)

Heller Michael

Heller, Michael 1936-

Heller, Michael 1939-

Heller Michał Kazimierz

Heller, Michał Kazimierz 1936-

Heller, Michel.

Heller, Michel 1936-

Michael Heller

Michał Heller físico, filósofo y teólogo polaco

Michał Heller lengyel katolikus pap, asztrofizikus

Michał Heller Polish theologian

Michał Heller polnischer Astronom, Schriftsteller, Physiker und Philosoph

Michał Heller polsk astronom och fysiker

Michał Heller polsk astronom og fysikar

Michał Heller polsk astronom og fysiker

Michał Heller polski filozof, teolog, fizyk kosmolog

Michał Heller Pools natuurkundige

Michał Heller théologien polonais

Хеллер М.

Хеллер, М. (Михаил), 1936-

Хеллер Михаил

Хеллер, Михал

הלר, מיכאל

مايكل هيلر

ミハウ・ヘラー

米哈乌·赫勒

Languages
English (157)

Polish (35)

Italian (16)