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Understanding Space-Time: The Philosophical Development of Physics from Newton to Einstein

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Presenting the history of space-time physics, from Newton to Einstein, as a philosophical development DiSalle reflects our increasing understanding of the connections between ideas of space and time and our physical knowledge. He suggests that philosophy's greatest impact on physics has come about, less by the influence of philosophical hypotheses, than by the philosophical analysis of concepts of space, time and motion, and the roles they play in our assumptions about physical objects and physical measurements. This way of thinking leads to interpretations of the work of Newton and Einstein and the connections between them. It also offers ways of looking at old questions about a priori knowledge, the physical interpretation of mathematics, and the nature of conceptual change. Understanding Space-Time will interest readers in philosophy, history and philosophy of science, and physics, as well as readers interested in the relations between physics and philosophy.

Synopsis:

Presents the history of space-time physics, from Newton to Einstein, as philosophical and scientific developments.

About the Author

Robert DiSalle is Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario. His publications include a contribution to The Cambridge Companion to Newton (2002).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Absolute motion and the emergence of classical mechanics; 3. Empiricism and apriorism from Kant to Poincaré; 4. The origins of significance of relativity theory; 5. Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521083171
Author:
Disalle, Robert
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
History
Subject:
Physics-General
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.44 in. .63 lbs.

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