Authors
Hans Halvorson
Princeton University
Abstract
A sentence's meaning may depend on the state of motion of the speaker. I argue that this context-sensitivity blocks the inference from special relativity to four-dimensionalism.
Keywords special relativity  four-dimensionalism  presentism  context sensitivity  relativism
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

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

Time and Physical Geometry.Hilary Putnam - 1967 - Journal of Philosophy 64 (8):240-247.
Tense and Reality.Kit Fine - 2005 - In Modality and Tense. Oxford University Press. pp. 261--320.
Are Rindler Quanta Real? Inequivalent Particle Concepts in Quantum Field Theory.Rob Clifton & Hans Halvorson - 2001 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (3):417-470.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Presentism Meets Black Holes.Gustavo E. Romero & Daniela Pérez - 2014 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 4 (3):293-308.
A Defense of Presentism in a Relativistic Setting.Mark Hinchliff - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3):586.
Meaning and Context-Sensitivity.Carlo Penco, and & Massimiliano Vignolo - 2020 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Context Sensitivity: Indexicalism, Contextualism, Relativism.Dan Zeman - 2007 - In D. C. Richardson B. Kokinov (ed.), Modeling and Using Context. Springer. pp. 545--557.
A Glimpse of Special Theory of Relativity.Arjun Dahal - 2017 - Journal of St. Xavier's Physics Council:5.
The Limits of Special Relativity.B. G. Sidharth - 2008 - Foundations of Physics 38 (8):695-706.
Four-Dimensionalism.Michael C. Rea - 2003 - In Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. Oxford University Press. pp. 1-59.
Audience in Context.Dan López de Sa - 2014 - Erkenntnis 79 (1):241-253.
The Problem of Context-Relativity in Semantics.Christopher Gauker - 2016 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 93 (3):329-333.
Presupposition and Context Sensitivity.Ernie Lepore & Adam Sennet - 2014 - Mind and Language 29 (5):613-627.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-05-20

Total views
218 ( #48,419 of 2,462,131 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
32 ( #26,792 of 2,462,131 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes