Einstein, Relativity and Absolute Simultaneity

Edited by William Lane Craig, Quentin Smith

© 2004 – Routledge

312 pages

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About the Book

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 MechanicsPresentism, Eternalism and Relativity Physics A Defense of Absolute SimultaneityPart 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 SimultaneityGPS & the Twins’ Paradox Cosmic Simultaneity Special Theory and Absolute Simultaneity

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Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI016000
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern
SCI075000
SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects