Space, Time, and Spacetime

Physical and Philosophical Implications of Minkowski's Unification of Space and Time

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ISBN: 978-3-642-13537-8 (Print) 978-3-642-13538-5 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Minkowski’s Representation of Special Relativity – Examples of Its Impact on the Twentieth Century Physics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-24

      The Minkowskian Background of Whitehead’s Theory of Gravitation

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      Pages 25-59

      The Experimental Verdict on Spacetime from Gravity Probe B

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      Pages 61-106

      Rigidity and the Ruler Hypothesis

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      Pages 107-127

      Minkowski Space and Quantum Mechanics

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      Pages 129-146

      Relativity and Quantum Field Theory

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      Pages 147-155

      Ether, the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Physics

  3. Implications of Minkowski’s Ideas for the Philosophy of Space and Time

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157

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      Pages 159-179

      Minkowski’s Proper Time and the Status of the Clock Hypothesis

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      Pages 181-191

      Why Spacetime Is Not a Hidden Cause: A Realist Story

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      Pages 193-207

      Structural Explanations in Minkowski Spacetime: Which Account of Models?

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      Pages 209-237

      Relativity of Simultaneity and Eternalism: In Defense of the Block Universe

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      Pages 239-256

      Minkowski Space-Time and Thermodynamics

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      Pages 257-278

      No Presentism in Quantum Gravity

  4. The Impact of Minkowski’s Ideas Beyond the Philosophy of Space and Time

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 279-279

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      Pages 281-290

      Space-Time, Phenomenology, and the Picture Theory of Language

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      Pages 291-311

      The Fate of Mathematical Place: Objectivity and the Theory of Lived-Space from Husserl to Casey

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 313-314