David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
This paper applies the ideas presented in "Time, Euclidean Geometry and Relativity" ID 1290 , to a specific problem in temporal measurement. It is shown that, under very natural assumptions, that if there is a minimum time interval T in ones collection of clocks, it is impossible to measure an interval of time 1/2T save by the accidental construction of a clock which pulses in that interval. This situation is contrasted to that for length, in which either the Euclidean Algorithm or a ruler and compass construction can be used to construct a lengh 1/2L from a length Lo.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michela Sabbadin & Alberto Zanardo (2003). Topological Aspects of Branching-Time Semantics. Studia Logica 75 (3):271 - 286.
Reinhard Niederée (1992). What Do Numbers Measure? A New Approach to Fundamental Measurement. Mathematical Social Sciences 24:237-276.
J. Wackermann (2008). Measure of Time: A Meeting Point of Psychophysics and Fundamental Physics. Mind and Matter 6 (1):9-50.
Elżbieta Hajnicz (1995). Some Considerations on Non-Linear Time Intervals. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 4 (4):335-357.
Peter Eldridge-Smith (2007). Paradoxes and Hypodoxes of Time Travel. In Jan Lloyd Jones, Paul Campbell & Peter Wylie (eds.), Art and Time. Australian Scholarly Publishing. 172--189.
Quentin Smith (1985). On the Beginning of Time. Noûs 19 (4):579-584.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads2 ( #362,159 of 1,100,114 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?