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Philosophy of Chance
Philosophy of Chance

Philosophy of Chance

A cosmic fugue with a prelude and a coda

By Michael Heller, Translated by Rafal Smietana


238 Pages, 6.75 x 9.75

Cloth, $59.95 (US $59.95) (CA $80.95)

Publication Date: January 2013

ISBN 9788378860006

Rights: US & CA

Copernicus Center Press (Jan 2013)

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In this book - which is written by the 2008 Templeton Prize laureate Michael Heller - the problems of chance and probability are seen in light of the advancements of physics and biology. Heller's claim is that chance finds its place within the structure of the universe and cosmic evolution. His insightful remarks may be considered a critique of both Dawkins' 'blind watchmaker' approach and Dembski's 'intelligent design' perspective. Heller is a cosmologist, a philosopher, the director of the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Krakow, a professor at the John Paul II University in Krakow, and an adjunct member of the Vatican Observatory.