Georges Lemaître: Life, Science and Legacy

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ISBN: 978-3-642-32253-2 (Print) 978-3-642-32254-9 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

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    Pages 1-7

    Georges Lemaître: A Brief Introduction to His Science, His Theology, and His Impact

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    Pages 9-21

    Georges Lemaître: The Priest Who Invented the Big Bang

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    Pages 23-38

    ‘The Wildest Speculation of All’: Lemaître and the Primeval-Atom Universe

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    Pages 39-53

    Georges Lemaître and Fred Hoyle: Contrasting Characters in Science and Religion

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    Pages 55-68

    Lemaître, the Big Bang and the Quantum Universe

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    Pages 69-74

    Georges Lemaître: Science and Religion

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    Pages 75-88

    Aquinas and Contemporary Cosmology: Creation and Beginnings

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    Pages 89-96

    Georges Lemaître and Stigler’s Law of Eponymy

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    Pages 97-111

    Building on the Legacy of Georges Lemaître in Contemporary Cosmology

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    Pages 113-123

    Multiple Reasons for a Multiverse

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    Pages 125-144

    Multiverses, Science, and Ultimate Causation

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    Pages 145-172

    Lemaître’s Prescience: The Beginning and End of the Cosmos

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    Pages 173-191

    Modern Cosmology and Anthropic Fine-Tuning: Three approaches

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    Pages 193-196

    Some Theological Reflections

  16. Back Matter

    Pages 197-201