What Is a Newtonian System? The Failure of Energy Conservation and Determinism in Supertasks

Synthese 124 (2):281 - 293 (2000)
Abstract
Supertasks recently discussed in the literature purport to display a failure of energy conservation and determinism in Newtonian mechanics. We debate whether these supertasks are admissible as Newtonian systems, with Earman and Norton defending the affirmative and Alper and Bridger the negative
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