What is a Newtonian system? The failure of energy conservation and determinism in supertasks

Synthese 124 (2):281-293 (2000)
Supertasks recently discussed in the literature purport to display a failure ofenergy conservation and determinism in Newtonian mechanics. We debatewhether these supertasks are admissible as Newtonian systems, with Earmanand Norton defending the affirmative and Alper and Bridger the negative.
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy   Epistemology   Logic   Metaphysics   Philosophy of Language
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DOI 10.1023/A:1005257429769
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Jon Perez Laraudogoitia (2008). Energy Conservation and Supertasks. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 39 (2):364-379.

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