Predicting the Future


Edited by Leo Howe and Alan Wain

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993, pp. v+195.
ISBN: 0521-41323-0 hardback.

Available from CUP online. Discounted copies, available to Darwin College members only, may be ordered from the Master's Secretary.

This volume contains revised versions of the lectures given in 1991 in the sixth annual series of Darwin College Lectures.

It has been translated into Italian as Il Futuro, published by Edizione Dedalo, Bari.

Introduction: Predicting the future
Leo Howe
Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
1 The future of the universe
Stephen Hawking
Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge
2 Chaos
Ian Stewart
Professor of Mathematics, University of Warwick
3 Comets and the world's end
Simon Schaffer
Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
4 Predicting the economy
Frank Hahn
Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge
5 The medical frontier
Ian Kennedy
Professor of Medical Law and Ethics, King's College London
6 Divine providence in late antiquity
Averil Cameron
Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, King's College London
7 Buddhist prediction: how open is the future?
Richard Gombrich
Boden Professor of Sanskrit, University of Oxford
8 The last judgement
Don Cupitt
Lecturer in the Philosophy of Religion, University of Cambridge
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