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Time, Space and Philosophy : Philosophical Issues in Science - Christopher Ray

Time, Space and Philosophy

Philosophical Issues in Science

Hardcover Published: 5th September 1991
ISBN: 9780415032216
Number Of Pages: 284

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This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible introduction to the philosophy of space and time.
Ray considers in detail the central questions of space and time which arizse from the ideas of Zeno, Newton, Mach, Leibniz and Einstein. Time, Space and Philosophy extends the debate in many areas: absolute simultaneity is examined as well as black holes, the big bang and even time travel.
Time, Space and Philosophy will be invaluable to the student of philosophy and science and will be of considerable interest to mathematics students. The clear, non-technical approach should also make it suitable to for the general reader.

Prefacep. x
Introductionp. 1
Zeno and the Limits of Space and Timep. 5
Clocks, Geometry and Relativityp. 24
Travelling Lightp. 46
A Conventional World?p. 69
Newton and the Reality of Space and Timep. 99
Mach and the Material Worldp. 116
Einstein and Absolute Spacetimep. 131
Time Travelp. 151
Einstein's Greatest Mistake?p. 176
Cosmological Conundrumsp. 193
Notesp. 229
Select Bibliographyp. 260
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780415032216
ISBN-10: 0415032210
Series: Philosophical Issues in Science
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 5th September 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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