Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy: Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time

Editor/Author Maudlin, Tim
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-691-14309-5
Category: Philosophy
Image Count: 32
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Aim and Structure of These Volumes
  • CHAPTER ONE Classical Accounts of Space and Time
  • CHAPTER TWO Evidence for Spatial and Temporal Structure
  • CHAPTER THREE Eliminating Unobservable Structure
  • CHAPTER FOUR Special Relativity
  • CHAPTER FIVE The Physics of Measurement
  • CHAPTER SIX General Relativity
  • CHAPTER SEVEN The Direction and Topology of Time
  • Appendix: Some Problems in Special Relativistic Physics
  • References