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The relativity of simultaneity and presentism

Bacelar Valente, Mario (2012) The relativity of simultaneity and presentism. [Preprint]

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According to conventional wisdom, presentism is at odds with the theory of relativity. This is supposed to be shown quite simply just by considering the relativity of simultaneity. In this paper I will show that conventional wisdom is wrong. In fact by clarifying the physical meaning of the relativity of simultaneity one can inform the philosophical debate and endorse a presentist view.


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Bacelar Valente, Mario
Keywords: presentism, eternalism, theory of relativity, relativity of simultaneity, Einstein
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: mario bacelar valente
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2017 17:48
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 17:48
Item ID: 13433
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 31 January 2012
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13433

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