Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity

Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity

by William Lane Craig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415701740

ISBN-13: 9780415701747

Pub. Date: 01/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity is an anthology of original essays by an international team of leading philosophers and physicists who have come together to reassess the contemporary paradigm of the relativistic concept of time. A great deal has changed since 1905 when Einstein proposed his Special Theory of Relativity, and this book offers

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Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity is an anthology of original essays by an international team of leading philosophers and physicists who have come together to reassess the contemporary paradigm of the relativistic concept of time. A great deal has changed since 1905 when Einstein proposed his Special Theory of Relativity, and this book offers a fresh reassessment of Special Relativity’s relativistic concept of time in terms of epistemology, metaphysics, and physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415701747
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: Metaphysics and Absolute Simultaneity The Metaphysics of Special Relativity: Three Views Finding ‘Real’ Time in Quantum Mechanics Presentism, Eternalism and Relativity Physics A Defense of Absolute Simultaneity Part 2: Physics and Absolute Simultaneity Hidden Variables and the Large-Scale Structure of Spacetime Non-Local Correlations in Quantum Theory: How the Trick Might Be Done The Zero Acceleration Discontinuity and Absolute Simultaneity GPS & the Twins’ Paradox Cosmic Simultaneity Special Theory and Absolute Simultaneity

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