Graduate studies at Western
Dissertation, university of tromsø (2010)
|Abstract||In this thesis the author focuses on the metaphysical implications of the realist interpretation of special relativity. The realist interpretation is found wanting in coherence as it utilizes metaphysical concepts (as causation) that are left unjustified if the theory is taken at face value. The author points at a possible re-interpretation of special relativity that allows for a coherent metaphysical basis while containing the mathematical structure of the theory.|
|Keywords||physics relativity realism metaphysics kant kepler einstein|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Fredrik Andersen (2010). Time and Space in Special Relativity a Critique of the Realist Interpretation. Dissertation, university of tromsø
Yuri Balashov & Michel Janssen (2003). Presentism and Relativity. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (2):327-346.
Scott Mann (2006). Space, Time and Natural Kinds. Journal of Critical Realism 5 (2):290-322.
Max Born (1965). Einstein's Theory of Relativity. New York, Dover Publications.
Friedel Weinert (2005). Einstein and Kant. Philosophy 80 (4):585-593.
Nicholas Maxwell (1988). Are Probabilism and Special Relativity Compatible? Philosophy of Science 55 (4):640-645.
Albert Shadowitz (1968). Special Relativity. Philadelphia, Saunders Co..
J. R. Lucas (1990). Spacetime and Electromagnetism: An Essay on the Philosophy of the Special Theory of Relativity. Oxford University Press.
Harvey R. Brown (1997). On the Role of Special Relativity in General Relativity. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 11 (1):67 – 81.
Mario Bacelar Valente, Did the Concepts of Space and Time Change That Much with the 1905 Theory of Relativity?
John Norton, Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and the Problems in the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies That Led Him to It.
Harald Nordenson (1969). Relativity, Time and Reality: A Critical Investigation of the Einstein Theory of Relativity From a Logical Point of View. London, Allen & Unwin.
Nicholas Maxwell (1993). Induction and Scientific Realism: Einstein Versus Van Fraassen Part Three: Einstein, Aim-Oriented Empiricism and the Discovery of Special and General Relativity. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (2):275-305.
Added to index2012-01-10
Total downloads47 ( #27,416 of 739,396 )
Recent downloads (6 months)40 ( #2,302 of 739,396 )
How can I increase my downloads?