1st Edition

The Philosophy of Relativity

By A. P. Ushenko Copyright 1937
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

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    First published in 1937, The Philosophy of Relativity contains an exposition of Einstein, a step-by step deduction of the main equations of both the special and general theories of relativity. This book sets out to expound an original theory of events, change and space-time, and to offer a new explanation of perception. But in order to ramify his belief in the objective reality of space and time, the author digresses into problems of general interest such as cognitive significance of art and Zeno’s paradoxes. He also defends his theory in an appraisal of the fashionable views of logical positivism and pragmatism. This book is a must read for scholars and researchers of philosophy of science and philosophy in general.

    Preface 1. The Categories of Natural Philosophy 2. The Special Theory of Relativity 3. Relativity of Simultaniety 4. Physical and Perceptual Space 5. Event and Change 6. The Geometrical Picture of Nature 7. Measurement 8. Perspectives and Space-Time 9. The Metaphysics of Space-Time 10. The Category of Space-Time Appendix Conspectus Index


    A. P. Ushenko