What spacetime explains : metaphysical essays on space and time [E-Book] / Graham Nerlich.
Nerlich, Graham, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1994
1 online resource (xiv, 283 pages)
Full Text
Table of 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.