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Absolute Simultaneity and the Principle of Stable Causality

Webermann, Michael (2012) Absolute Simultaneity and the Principle of Stable Causality. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Einsteins relativity of simultaneity had a deep impact on the pilosophy of time. A first conclusion is that there is no such thing as absolute time.
Furthermore according to relativity of simultaneity there is no present in which an open future could come into existence and then pass into a fixed
past. According to relativity of simultaneity there is no becoming in a three-dimensional space. There are just changes in a four-dimensional world, often
called "block universe". Although many authors refuse this static interpretation of space-time, there is little doubt in the relativity of simultaneity.
This is astonishing, because in the present cosmological models the relativity of simultaneity is not valid and the work of Hawking and Ellis has shown
that there is good reason to refuse this principle.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Webermann, Michael
Keywords: Presentism; special relativity; philosophy of time; relativity of simultaneity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Michael Webermann
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 02:02
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 02:02
Item ID: 9389
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9389

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