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Philosophy of Chance
Philosophy of Chance

Philosophy of Chance

A cosmic fugue with a prelude and a coda


237 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $59.95 (US $59.95) (CA $80.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9788378863830

Rights: US & CA

Copernicus Center Press (Jun 2019)

Price: $59.95


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.

Author Biography

Michal Kazimierz Heller (born March 12, 1936, in Tarnów) is a Polish professor of philosophy at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków, Poland, and an adjunct member of the Vatican Observatory staff. He also serves as a lecturer in the philosophy of science and logic at the Theological Institute in Tarnów. A Roman Catholic priest belonging to the diocese of Tarnów, Heller was ordained in 1959. In 2008 he received the Templeton Prize for his works in the field of philosophy.