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Presentism and Relativity

Balashov, Yuri and Janssen, Michel (2002) Presentism and Relativity. [Preprint]

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      In this critical notice we argue against William Craig's recent attempt to reconcile presentism (roughly, the view that only the present is real) with relativity theory. Craig's defense of his position boils down to endorsing a neo-Lorentzian interpretation of special relativity. We contend that his reconstruction of Lorentz's theory and its historical development is fatally flawed and that his arguments for reviving this theory fail on many counts.

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      Item Type: Preprint
      Keywords: Relativity, Philosophy of Physics, Spacetime, Philosophy of Time, Time, Metaphysics, Presentism, Persistence, Lorentz, Einstein
      Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
      Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
      Depositing User: Yuri Balashov
      Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2002
      Last Modified: 13 Sep 2015 11:01
      Item ID: 525

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