Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity

Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity

by William Lane Craig
     
 

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 a

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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

List of illustrations     vii
Introduction     1
The metaphysics of special relativity: three views   William Lane Craig     11
Finding "real" time in quantum mechanics   Craig Callender     50
A radical rethinking of quantum gravity: rejecting Einstein's relativity and unifying Bohmian quantum mechanics with a Bell-neo-Lorentzian absolute time, space and gravity   Quentin Smith     73
Hidden variables and the large-scale structure of space-time   Antony Valentini     125
Non-local correlations in quantum theory: how the trick might be done   Tim Maudlin     156
The zero acceleration discontinuity and absolute simultaneity   Franco Selleri     180
Global Positioning System and the twins' paradox   Tom Van Flandern     212
A defense of absolute simultaneity   Michael Tooley     229
Cosmic simultaneity   Richard Swinburne     244
Presentism, eternalism and relativity physics   Thomas M. Crisp     262
The Special Theory and absolute simultaneity   John Lucas     279
Index     291

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