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Empirical Foundation of Space and Time

Szabo, Laszlo E. (2010) Empirical Foundation of Space and Time. [Preprint]


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I will sketch a possible way of empirical/operational definition of space and time tags of physical events, without logical or operational circularities and with a minimal number of conventional elements. As it turns out, the task is not trivial; and the analysis of the problem leads to a few surprising conclusions.

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Item Type: Preprint
Szabo, Laszlo E.
Additional Information: Forthcoming in M. Suárez, M. Dorato and M. Rédei (eds.), EPSA07: Launch of the European Philosophy of Science Association. Berlin and New York: Springer.
Keywords: time, space, distance, empiricism, operationalism, relativity, inertial motion, space-time coordinates, relative, absolute, conventionalism
Subjects: General Issues > Theory/Observation
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
General Issues > Conventionalism
General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
Depositing User: Laszlo E. Szabo
Date Deposited: 08 May 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:19
Item ID: 5341

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