Time and Space
Routledge, 15.04.2016 - 448 Seiten
The first edition (2001) of this title quickly established itself on courses on the philosophy of time and space. This fully revised and expanded new edition sees the addition of chapters on Zeno's paradoxes, speculative contemporary developments in physics, and dynamic time, making the second edition, once again, unrivalled in its breadth of coverage. Surveying both historical debates and the ideas of modern physics, Barry Dainton evaluates the central arguments in a clear and unintimidating way and is careful to keep the conceptual issues throughout comprehensible to students with little scientific or mathematical training. The book makes the philosophy of space and time accessible for anyone trying to come to grips with the complexities of this challenging subject. With over 100 original line illustrations and a full glossary of terms, the book has the requirements of students firmly in sight and will continue to serve as an essential textbook for philosophy of time and space courses.
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absolute space argument asymmetry B-theorist B-theory big bang Block theorist causal claim conception contents continuum cosmological constant curvature curved dark matter Descartes dimension dimensional direction distance relations distinction doctrine dynamic earlier Einstein entities Euclidean Euclidean space exist experience explain fact Figure finite Flatland force four-dimensional future galaxies geodesies geometry gravity Growing Block hence hole hyperplanes inertial effects infinite number interval Leibniz light locations material objects mathematical matter McTaggart metaphysical metrical Minkowski spacetime motion moving neo-Newtonian Newton Newtonian nomologically observable occur Oxford paradox particles past paths Philosophy of Science physical plane position possess present Presentist problem properties quantum theory question reason region relationist relative rotating sense simultaneity sort spacetime points spatial relations speed string string theory structure substantival space substantivalist suppose surface temporal tensed tenseless things three-dimensional three-dimensional space true truthmakers two-dimensional velocity worldlines Zeno Zeno's Zeno's paradoxes