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Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity





ISBN 9780415591669
Published February 8, 2011 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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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