1st Edition

Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity

Edited By William Lane Craig, Quentin Smith Copyright 2008
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    310 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Preface  Part 1: Metaphysics and Absolute Simultaneity  The Metaphysics of Special Relativity: Three Views William Lane Craig  Finding ‘Real’ Time in Quantum Mechanics Craig Callender   Presentism, Eternalism and Relativity Physics Thomas M. Crisp  A Defense of Absolute Simultaneity Michael Tooley  Part 2: Physics and Absolute Simultaneity  Hidden Variables and the Large-Scale Structure of Spacetime Antony Valentini  Non-Local Correlations in Quantum Theory: How the Trick Might Be Done Tim Maudlin  The Zero Acceleration Discontinuity and Absolute Simultaneity Franco Selleri  GPS & the Twins’ Paradox Tom van Flandern  Cosmic Simultaneity Richard Swinburne  Special Theory and Absolute Simultaneity John Lucas 


    William Craig Lane, Quentin Smith