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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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    Abstract

    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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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: presentism, eternalism, theory of relativity, relativity of simultaneity, Einstein
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: mario bacelar valente
    Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 07:10
    Last Modified: 13 Feb 2012 07:10
    Item ID: 9016
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9016

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