Spacetime / Edition 17

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855216402
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Series: International Research Library of Philosophy
  • Edition number: 17
  • Pages: 524
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.65 (h) x 1.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Editors' Note
Series Preface
Introduction
1 Philosophy of Space and Time 3
2 Space-Time or How to Solve Philosophical Problems and Dissolve Philosophical Muddles without Really Trying 57
3 Newtonian Space-Time 79
4 Who's Afraid of Absolute Space? 107
5 Relational Concepts of Space and Time 141
6 There's a Hole and a Bucket, Dear Leibniz 165
7 Correspondence, Invariance and Heuristics in the Emergence of Special Relativity 205
8 On Relativity Theory and Openness of the Future 239
9 Buckets of Water and Waves of Space: Why Spacetime is Probably a Substance 263
10 The Hole Argument 285
11 Albert Einstein Meets David Lewis 295
12 The Essence of Space-Time 313
13 Weyl, Reichenbach and the Epistemology of Geometry 325
14 Causal Theories of Time and the Conventionality of Simultaneity 365
15 Discussion: A Modest Remark about Reichenbach, Rotation, and General Relativity 373
16 Topology, Cosmology and Convention 379
17 The Epistemology of Geometry 403
18 What is a Singularity in General Relativity? 431
19 Singularities of Spacetime 447
20 Cosmic Censorship 475
21 Outlawing Time Machines: Chronology Protection Theorems 485
22 Predicting the Future in Relativistic Spacetimes 501
Name Index 521
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