What is the sense of human effort in a world doomed by the arrow of time? If everything becomes nothing, why then should we do something?

Astronomy and Civilization in the New Enlightenment

Passions of the Skies

Edited by Anne-Teresa Tymieniecka, Attila Grandpierre
Astronomy and Civilization in the New Enlightenment

Volume CVII presents the interface of civilization and astronomy. It gives full expression to the human passion for the skies. Scholars and philosophers debate in physics and biology, the findings of which are opening a comprehensive picture of the universe where different models of the universal order and of life are presented as all aiming at the first principles of existence.

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