The Resource The Beginning and the End : The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective, by Clément Vidal, (electronic resource)

The Beginning and the End : The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective, by Clément Vidal, (electronic resource)

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The Beginning and the End : The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective
Title
The Beginning and the End
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The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective
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by Clément Vidal
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eng
Summary
In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions: Does our universe have a beginning and an end, or is it cyclic? Are we alone in the universe? What is the role of intelligent life, if any, in cosmic evolution? Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary worldview where the rise of intelligent life is not an accident, but may well be the key to unlocking the universe's deepest mysteries. Vidal shows how the fine-tuning controversy can be advanced with computer simulations. He also explores whether natural or artificial selection could hold on a cosmic scale. In perhaps his boldest hypothesis, he argues that signs of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations are already present in our astrophysical data. His conclusions invite us to see the meaning of life, evolution, and intelligence from a novel cosmological framework that should stir debate for years to come
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Vidal, Clément
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  • QB1-991
  • QB460-466
  • QB980-991
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non fiction
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The Frontiers Collection,
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  • Physics
  • Genetic epistemology
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Epistemology
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
Label
The Beginning and the End : The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective, by Clément Vidal, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Part I Overview of Worldviews -- The Six Dimensions of Philosophy -- Criteria for Worldview Comparison -- Religious, Scientific and Philosophical Worldviews -- Part II The Beginning of the Universe -- Origins of the Origin -- Capturing Free Parameters -- The Fine-Tuning Conjecture -- Part III Our Future in the Universe -- The Future of Scientific Simulations -- Cosmological Selections -- High Energy Astrobiology -- Cosmological Ethics and Immortality -- Appendix I: A Cosmic Evolutionary Worldview -- Appendix II: Argumentative Maps
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unknown
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XXXIV, 379 p. 42 illus., 23 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9783319050621
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-05062-1
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online resource.
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-05062-1
Label
The Beginning and the End : The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective, by Clément Vidal, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I Overview of Worldviews -- The Six Dimensions of Philosophy -- Criteria for Worldview Comparison -- Religious, Scientific and Philosophical Worldviews -- Part II The Beginning of the Universe -- Origins of the Origin -- Capturing Free Parameters -- The Fine-Tuning Conjecture -- Part III Our Future in the Universe -- The Future of Scientific Simulations -- Cosmological Selections -- High Energy Astrobiology -- Cosmological Ethics and Immortality -- Appendix I: A Cosmic Evolutionary Worldview -- Appendix II: Argumentative Maps
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXXIV, 379 p. 42 illus., 23 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319050621
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-05062-1
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online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-05062-1

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