This annotated bibliography is intended for graduate students or other researchers in philosophy or physics who want to acquaint themselves with the essentials in the philosophy of cosmology. Click on an entry to see a brief summary. Bold entries are contributions from investigators on the New Directions in Philosophy of Cosmology Project.
Overviews and Anthologies
※ K. Chacham, J. Silk, J.D. Barrow, and S. Saunders. The Philosophy of Cosmology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
※ S. Dodelson, Modern Cosmology. Amsterdam: Academic Press, 2003.
※ G.F.R. Ellis “Issues in the Philosophy of Cosmology.” In Handbook in Philosophy of Physics. Edited by J. Butterfield and J. Earman. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Elsevier, 2006.
※ R. Geroch, General Relativity from A to B. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
※ D.B. Malament, Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
※ B. Ryden, Introduction to Cosmology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
※ C. Smeenk, “Philosophy of Cosmology.” In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics. Edited by R. Batterman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
※ C. Smeenk, and G.F.R. Ellis. “*Philosophy of Cosmology [https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/cosmology/]*.”In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by E.N. Zalta. Stanford, CA: Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University, 2017.
※ R. Torretti, “Spacetime Models for the World.”Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 31.2: 171–186, 2000.
※ H. Zinkernagel, ed.Special Issue: Philosophy of Cosmology Part A. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 46, 2014.