TITLE

Theories of Everything

AUTHOR(S)
Leithart, Peter J.
PUB. DATE
August 1998
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Aug/Sep1998, Issue 85, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on physicists' search for theories, as illustrated in Lee Smolin's book `The Life of the Cosmos.' Smolin's advocacy of a relational model of the universe; Smolin's theories on complexity, structure, matter, universal laws and Newtonian physics; Existence of theories.
ACCESSION #
875691

 

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