The Resource What spacetime explains : metaphysical essays on space and time, Graham Nerlich

What spacetime explains : metaphysical essays on space and time, Graham Nerlich

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What spacetime explains : metaphysical essays on space and time
Title
What spacetime explains
Title remainder
metaphysical essays on space and time
Statement of responsibility
Graham Nerlich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Graham Nerlich is one of the most distinguished contemporary philosophers of space and time. What spacetime explains brings together eleven of his essays in a single carefully structured volume, dealing with ontology and methodology in relativity; variable curvature and general relativity; and time and causation. These essays argue that space and time are comprised in spacetime, that spacetime is real, and that its structure forms a main part of the apparatus of the explanation of science. Professor Nerlich provides a general introduction to his collection and also introductions to each part to bring the discussion up to date and to draw out the general themes. What spacetime explains will be welcomed by all philosophers of physics and of science in general
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DLC
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1929-
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Nerlich, Graham
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD632
LC item number
.N47 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Space and time
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Espace et temps
  • Metafysica
  • Physique
  • Relativistische benadering
  • Relativité (physique)
  • Ruimte (algemeen)
  • Tijd
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Space and time
  • Metafysica
  • Ruimte (algemeen)
  • Tijd
  • Relativistische benadering
  • Relativité (physique)
  • Espace et temps
  • Physique
  • Raum
  • Zeit
  • Metaphysik
Label
What spacetime explains : metaphysical essays on space and time, Graham Nerlich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Ontology and methodology in relativity. 1. On Learning from the mistakes of Positivists. 2. What ontology can be about / Graham Nerlich and Andrew Westwell-Roper. 3. Special Relativity is not based on causality. 4. Simultaneity and convention in Special Relativity. 5. Motion and change of distance -- pt. 2. Variable curvature and General Relativity. 6. How Euclidean geometry has misled metaphysics. 7. What can geometry explain? 8. Is Curvature intrinsic to physical space? 9. Holes in the hole argument -- pt. 3. Time and causation. 10. Can time be finite? 11. How to make things have happened
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 283 pages
Isbn
9780521452618
Lccn
93027336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28675232
  • (OCoLC)ocm28675232
Label
What spacetime explains : metaphysical essays on space and time, Graham Nerlich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Ontology and methodology in relativity. 1. On Learning from the mistakes of Positivists. 2. What ontology can be about / Graham Nerlich and Andrew Westwell-Roper. 3. Special Relativity is not based on causality. 4. Simultaneity and convention in Special Relativity. 5. Motion and change of distance -- pt. 2. Variable curvature and General Relativity. 6. How Euclidean geometry has misled metaphysics. 7. What can geometry explain? 8. Is Curvature intrinsic to physical space? 9. Holes in the hole argument -- pt. 3. Time and causation. 10. Can time be finite? 11. How to make things have happened
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 283 pages
Isbn
9780521452618
Lccn
93027336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28675232
  • (OCoLC)ocm28675232

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