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Ellis, George F. R. (George Francis Rayner)

Works: 137 works in 446 publications in 4 languages and 9,712 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works about George F. R Ellis
Most widely held works by George F. R Ellis
The large scale structure of space-time by Stephen Hawking( )

86 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1973 book discusses Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and its predictions concerning black holes and singularities in space-time itself
Flat and curved space-times by George F. R Ellis( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The causal universe( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the moral nature of the universe : theology, cosmology, and ethics by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellis and Murphy show how contemporary sciences actually support a religiously based ethic of nonviolence, not by appealing to the Enlightment's mechanismic Creator God or revelation's Father God but by discerning the transcendent ground in the laws of nature, the emergence of intelligent freedom, and the echoes of "knoetic" self-giving in cosmology and biology. --From publisher's description
Relativistic cosmology by George F. R Ellis( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cosmology has been transformed by dramatic progress in high-precision observations and theoretical modelling. This book surveys key developments and open issues for graduate students and researchers. Using a relativistic geometric approach, it focuses on the general concepts and relations that underpin the standard model of the Universe. Part I covers foundations of relativistic cosmology whilst Part II develops the dynamical and observational relations for all models of the Universe based on general relativity. Part III focuses on the standard model of cosmology, including inflation, dark matter, dark energy, perturbation theory, the cosmic microwave background, structure formation and gravitational lensing. It also examines modified gravity and inhomogeneity as possible alternatives to dark energy. Anisotropic and inhomogeneous models are described in Part IV, and Part V reviews deeper issues, such as quantum cosmology, the start of the universe and the multiverse proposal. Colour versions of some figures are available at"--
Substance use and abuse in South Africa : insights from brain and behavioural sciences by George F. R Ellis( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of groundbreaking research conducted by members of the Brain-Behaviour Initiative at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, this is the first book to address the nature of substance use and abuse in an integrated way. Looking at a range of perspectives, from brain imaging to the psychology of addiction, this account also discusses substance abuse policy and prevention
Before the beginning : cosmology explained by George F. R Ellis( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the Beginning is a radical attempt to explain and redefine the origins and purpose of creation. Professor Ellis deals clearly and authoritatively with new scientific theories explaining how things began and elucidates the laws which control the operation of the universe. In addition he describes the complex mechanism by which the laws of physics appear to govern and facilitate, as well as to sustain human life. His conclusions about the very meaning of life are often unexpected, but the process by which he reaches them is illuminating and scientifically sound, as would be expected from one of the world's foremost cosmologists
Downward causation and the neurobiology of free will by Nancey C Murphy( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How is free will possible in the light of the physical and chemical underpinnings of brain activity and recent neurobiological experiments? How can the emergence of complexity in hierarchical systems such as the brain, based at the lower levels in physical interactions, lead to something like genuine free will? The nature of our understanding of free will in the light of present-day neuroscience is becoming increasingly important because of remarkable discoveries on the topic being made by neuroscientists at the present time, on the one hand, and its crucial importance for the way we view ourselves as human beings, on the other. A key tool in understanding how free will may arise in this context is the idea of downward causation in complex systems, happening coterminously with bottom up causation, to form an integral whole. Top-down causation is usually neglected, and is therefore emphasized in the other part of the book's title. The concept is explored in depth, as are the ethical and legal implications of our understanding of free will. This book arises out of a workshop held in California in April of 2007, which was chaired by Dr. Christof Koch. It was unusual in terms of the breadth of people involved: they included physicists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, philosophers, and theologians. This enabled the meeting, and hence the resulting book, to attain a rather broader perspective on the issue than is often attained at academic symposia. The book includes contributions by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, George F.R. Ellis, Christopher D. Frith, Mark Hallett, David Hodgson, Owen D. Jones, Alicia Juarrero, J.A. Scott Kelso, Christof Koch, Hans Küng, Hakwan C. Lau, Dean Mobbs, Nancey Murphy, William Newsome, Timothy O'Connor, Sean A. Spence, and Evan Thompson
Is the universe open or closed? by Peter Coles( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This controversial book examines one of the most fundamental questions of modern cosmology: how much matter is there in the Universe? This issue affects theories of the origin and evolution of the Universe as well as its geometrical structure and ultimate fate. The authors discuss all the relevant cosmological and astrophysical evidence and come to the conclusion that the balance of arguments presently lies with a density of around twenty per cent of the critical density required for the Universe to ultimately recollapse. Because the arguments presented constitute a 'state-of-the-art' analysis of the observational and theoretical arguments surrounding the existence of dark matter, primordial nucleosynthesis, large-scale structure formation and the cosmic microwave background radiation, this study provides the reader with an indispensable introduction to the most exciting recent developments in modern cosmology. Written by two eminent cosmologists, this topical and provocative book will be essential reading for all cosmologists and astrophysicists
Foundations of space and time : reflections on quantum gravity by Jeff Murugan( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After almost a century, the field of quantum gravity remains as difficult and inspiring as ever. Today, it finds itself a field divided, with two major contenders dominating: string theory, the leading exemplification of the covariant quantization program; and loop quantum gravity, the canonical scheme based on Dirac's constrained Hamiltonian quantization. However, there are now a number of other innovative schemes providing promising new avenues. Encapsulating the latest debates on this topic, this book details the different approaches to understanding the very nature of space and time. It brings together leading researchers in each of these approaches to quantum gravity to explore these competing possibilities in an open way. Its comprehensive coverage explores all the current approaches to solving the problem of quantum gravity, addressing the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, to give researchers and graduate students an up-to-date view of the field"--
How can physics underlie the mind? : top-down causation in the human context by George F. R Ellis( )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics underlies all complexity, including our own existence: how is this possible? How can our own lives emerge from interactions of electrons, protons, and neutrons? This book considers the interaction of physical and non-physical causation in complex systems such as living beings, and in particular in the human brain, relating this to the emergence of higher levels of complexity with real causal powers. In particular it explores the idea of top-down causation, which is the key effect allowing the emergence of true complexity and also enables the causal efficacy of non-physical entities, including the value of money, social conventions, and ethical choices
Dynamical systems in cosmology by J Wainwright( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritive volume shows how modern dynamical systems theory can help us in understanding the evolution of cosmological models. It also compares this approach with Hamiltonian methods and numerical studies. A major part of the book deals with the spatially homogeneous (Bianchi) models and their isotropic subclass, the Friedmann-Lemaitre models, but certain classes of inhomogeneous models (for example 'silent universes') are also examined. The analysis leads to an understanding of how special (high symmetry) models determine the evolution of more general families of models; and how these families relate to real cosmological observations. This is the first book to relate modern dynamical systems theory to both cosmological models and cosmological observations. It provides an invaluable reference for graduate students and researchers in relativity, cosmology and dynamical systems theory
The renaissance of general relativity and cosmology : a survey to celebrate the 65th birthday of Dennis Sciama by George Ellis( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past forty years have been a time of spectacular development in the study of general relativity and cosmology. A special role in this has been played by the influential research groups led by Dennis Sciama in Cambridge, Oxford, and Trieste. In April 1992 many of his ex-students and collaborators came to Trieste (where he is currently Professor) for a review meeting to celebrate his 65th birthday. This book consists of written versions of the talks presented which, taken together, comprise an authoritative overview of developments which have taken place during his career to date. The topics covered include fundamental questions in general relativity and cosmology, black holes, active galactic nuclei, galactic structure, dark matter, and large scale structure
The far-future universe : eschatology from a cosmic perspective( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From matter to life : information and causality by Sara Imari Walker( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent advances suggest that the concept of information might hold the key to unravelling the mystery of life's nature and origin. Fresh insights from a broad and authoritative range of articulate and respected experts focus on the transition from matter to life, and hence reconcile the deep conceptual schism between the way we describe physical and biological systems. A unique cross-disciplinary perspective, drawing on expertise from philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, and cognitive and social sciences, provides a new way to look at the deepest questions of our existence. This book addresses the role of information in life, and how it can make a difference to what we know about the world. Students, researchers, and all those interested in what life is and how it began will gain insights into the nature of life and its origins that touch on nearly every domain of science. Presents engaging and authoritative perspectives from experts who are often involved with public engagement in science. Fresh insights provide timely context to recent advances in astrobiology and the search for life beyond Earth. A unique assessment of whether information can make a difference to our understanding of the nature and origins of life. -- Provided by publisher
Bell Ranch as I knew it by George F. R Ellis( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the ownership of the Bell Ranch, beginning in the early 1800s with Pablo Montoya, who was first granted title by the Mexican government to the 655,468 acres comprising the original ranch, to 1973. George Ellis managed the Bell Ranch for almost a quarter century and was one of but six men who served as general manager in its 150-year history. Donald Ornduff, well known cattle editor, writer and researcher sets the historical stage for the story, and Robert Lougheed provides the illustrations
Beyond evolutionary psychology : how and why neuropsychological modules arise by George F. R Ellis( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature/nurture question is an age-old problem. 'Beyond Evolutionary Psychology' deals with the relation between culture, evolution, psychology and emotion, based both in the underlying biology, determined by our evolutionary heritage, and in the interaction of our brain with the physical, ecological and social environment, based in the key property of brain plasticity. Ellis and Solms show how the brain structures that underlie cognition and behaviour relate to each other through developmental processes guided by primary emotional systems. This makes very clear which brain modules are innate or 'hard-wired', and which are 'soft-wired' or determined through environmental interactions. The key finding is that there can be no innate cognitive modules in the neocortex, as this is not possible on both developmental and genetic grounds; in particular there can be no innate language acquisition device. This is essential reading for students and scholars of evolutionary psychology and evolutionary biology
Low income housing policy in South Africa : with particular reference to the Western Cape by David Dewar( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detoxifying with a raw food program is the most natural and nutritious way to cleanse your system from the inside out, and this book shows you how
The Squatter problem in the Western Cape : some causes and remedies( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superstrings, unified theories and cosmology 1988 : Trieste, Italy, 27 June-5 August 1988 by Summer Workshop in High Energy Physics and Cosmology( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The large scale structure of space-time
Flat and curved space-timesOn the moral nature of the universe : theology, cosmology, and ethicsRelativistic cosmologyBefore the beginning : cosmology explainedDownward causation and the neurobiology of free willIs the universe open or closed?Foundations of space and time : reflections on quantum gravityDynamical systems in cosmology
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