The Ontology of Spacetime II

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 357 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080569888
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The Ontology of Spacetime II

The Ontology of Spacetime II
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 17 June 2008
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The sixteen papers collected in this volume are expanded and revised versions of talks delivered at the Second International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime, organized by the International Society for the Advanced Study of Spacetime (John Earman, President) at Concordia University (Montreal) from 9 to 11 June 2006. Most chapters are devoted to subjects directly relating to the ontology of spacetime. The book starts with four papers that discuss the ontological status of spacetime and the processes occurring in it from a

The Ontology of Spacetime

The Ontology of Spacetime
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 10 July 2006
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This book contains selected papers from the First International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime. Its fourteen chapters address two main questions: first, what is the current status of the substantivalism/relationalism debate, and second, what about the prospects of presentism and becoming within present-day physics and its philosophy? The overall tenor of the four chapters of the book’s first part is that the prospects of spacetime substantivalism are bleak, although different possible positions remain with respect to the

Space Time and Spacetime

Space  Time  and Spacetime
  • Author : Vesselin Petkov
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 02 September 2010
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Dedicated to the centennial anniversary of Minkowski's discovery of spacetime, this volume contains papers, most presented at the Third International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime, that address some of the deepest questions in physics.

Relativity and the Nature of Spacetime

Relativity and the Nature of Spacetime
  • Author : Vesselin Petkov
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 23 June 2009
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Puts the emphasis on conceptual questions: Why is there no such thing as absolute motion? What is the physical meaning of relativity of simultaneity? But, the most important question that is addressed in this book is "what is the nature of spacetime?" or, equivalently, "what is the dimensionality of the world at the macroscopic level?" Develops answers to these questions via a thorough analysis of relativistic effects and explicitly asking whether the objects involved in those effects are three-dimensional or

The Deep Metaphysics of Space

The Deep Metaphysics of Space
  • Author : Edward Slowik
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 12 October 2016
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This volume explores the inadequacies of the two standard conceptions of space or spacetime, substantivalism and relationism, and in the process, proposes a new historical interpretation of these physical theories. This book also examines and develops alternative ontological conceptions of space, and explores additional historical elements of seventeenth century theories and other metaphysical themes. The author first discusses the two main opposing theories of the ontology of space. One, known as substantivalism, proposes space to be an entity that can

The Routledge Handbook of Modality

The Routledge Handbook of Modality
  • Author : Otávio Bueno,Scott A. Shalkowski
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 December 2020
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Modality - the question of what is possible and what is necessary - is a fundamental area of philosophy and philosophical research. The Routledge Handbook of Modality is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising thirty-five chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into seven clear parts: worlds and modality essentialism, ontological dependence, and modality modal anti-realism epistemology of

On the Elements of Ontology

On the Elements of Ontology
  • Author : D. W. Mertz
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 12 February 2016
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Central to Elements is an assay of the attributional union properties and relations have with their subjects, a topic historically left metaphorical. The work critiques eight Aristotelian assumptions concerning attribute dependence and ‘inherence’, per se subjects (‘substances’), attributes as agent-organizers, and unity-by-a-shared-one. Groups of these assumptions are seen to yield contradiction, vicious regress, or other problems. This analysis, joined with insights from an assay of ubiquitous structure, motivate ten theses explicating attribution and its primary ontic status. The theses detail:

Epistemology of Experimental Gravity Scientific Rationality

Epistemology of Experimental Gravity   Scientific Rationality
  • Author : Nicolae Sfetcu
  • Publisher : MultiMedia Publishing
  • Release : 29 November 2021
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The evolution of gravitational tests from an epistemological perspective framed in the concept of rational reconstruction of Imre Lakatos, based on his methodology of research programmes. Unlike other works on the same subject, the evaluated period is very extensive, starting with Newton's natural philosophy and up to the quantum gravity theories of today. In order to explain in a more rational way the complex evolution of the gravity concept of the last century, I propose a natural extension of the

Objective Becoming

Objective Becoming
  • Author : Bradford Skow
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 29 November 2021
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Examines theories of time that are based on metaphor, especially the moving spotlight theory which holds that "presentness" moves along the series of times from the past into the future, and proposes ways in which the moving spotlight theory may be made compatible with the theory of relativity.

What is Fundamental

What is Fundamental
  • Author : Anthony Aguirre,Brendan Foster,Zeeya Merali
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 21 March 2019
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Are there truly fundamental entities in nature? Or are the things that we regard as fundamental in our theories – for example space, time or the masses of elementary particles – merely awaiting a derivation from a new, yet to be discovered theory based on elements that are more fundamental? This was the central question posed in the 2018 FQXi essay competition, which drew more than 200 entries from professional physicists, philosophers, and other scholars. This volume presents enhanced versions of the fifteen award-winning

Physics of the Human Temporality

Physics of the Human Temporality
  • Author : Ihor Lubashevsky,Natalie Plavinska
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 22 November 2021
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This book presents a novel account of the human temporal dimension called the “human temporality” and develops a special mathematical formalism for describing such an object as the human mind. One of the characteristic features of the human mind is its temporal extent. For objects of physical reality, only the present exists, which may be conceived as a point-like moment in time. In the human temporality, the past retained in the memory, the imaginary future, and the present coexist and

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics
  • Author : Eleanor Knox,Alastair Wilson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 28 September 2021
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the state of the art in the philosophy of physics. It comprisess 54 self-contained chapters written by leading philosophers of physics at both senior and junior levels, making it the most thorough and detailed volume of its type on the market – nearly every major perspective in the field is represented. The Companion’s 54 chapters are organized into 12 parts. The first seven parts cover all of the major

Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories

Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories
  • Author : Dennis Lehmkuhl,Gregor Schiemann,Erhard Scholz
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Release : 05 January 2017
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This contributed volume is the result of a July 2010 workshop at the University of Wuppertal Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies which brought together world-wide experts from physics, philosophy and history, in order to address a set of questions first posed in the 1950s: How do we compare spacetime theories? How do we judge, objectively, which is the “best” theory? Is there even a unique answer to this question? The goal of the workshop, and of this book, is