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Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics

Festschrift in Honor of John Stachel

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Table of contents (31 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Historical and Philosophical Roots of Relativity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Prehistory of Relativity

      • Jean Eisenstaedt
      Pages 3-12
    3. The N-Stein Family

      • John D. Norton
      Pages 55-67
    4. Eclipses of the Stars

      • Jürgen Renn, Tilman Sauer
      Pages 69-92
    5. The Varieties of Unity: Sounding Unified Theories 1920–1930

      • Catherine Goldstein, Jim Ritter
      Pages 93-149
    6. On Relative Orbital Rotation in Relativity Theory

      • David B. Malament
      Pages 175-190
  3. Foundational Issues in Relativity and their Advancement

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 191-191
    2. The unique nature of cosmology

      • George F. R. Ellis
      Pages 193-220
    3. Timekeeping in an Expanding Universe

      • James L. Anderson
      Pages 275-280
    4. Gravitational Lensing from a Space-Time Perspective

      • Jürgen Ehlers, Simonetta Frittelli, Ezra T. Newman
      Pages 281-304
    5. Rigidly Rotating Disk Revisited

      • C. V. Vishveshwara
      Pages 305-316
    6. DSS 2+2

      • Ray A. D’Inverno
      Pages 317-347
    7. Geometry, Null Hypersurfaces and New Variables

      • David C. Robinson
      Pages 349-360
    8. On Vacuum Twisting Type-N Again

      • Jerzy F. Plebański, Maciej Przanowski
      Pages 361-373
    9. Quasi-Local Energy

      • Joshua N. Goldberg
      Pages 375-382

About this book

2) the globalization of capital has far outstripped the ability of current labor movements, organized at best on a national level, to conduct an effective defense of the interests of labor within capitalism, let alone to seriously challenge the cap­ italist system. To develop some form-or forms--of international organization of labor, long an ideological challenge ("Workers of the World Unite") has now become an urgent matter of survival for the labor movements of the world. Here is a challenge, on which I think broad agreement is possible: Even those who think capitalism is capable of indefinite survival must agree that it has functioned best in the past-for example, during the long period of post-World War II expansion­ when the power of capital has been effectively limited by the countervailing power of labor. Effective exercise of that power has always depended on overcoming the seg­ mentation of labor due to such factors as locality, race, gender, occupation, etc. , which stilIremain important. Above, I have singled out the two factors that today seem key to me: the split between mental and manual labor, and segmentation by nationality. Let all concerned about the current state of capitalism work to build up the countervailing power of labor, and let time show whether this results in nothing more than the better functioning of capitalism, or whether a new challenge to the system ultimately emerges.

Keywords

  • Einstein-Hilbert-Gleichung
  • Gravity
  • Minkowski space
  • Relativity
  • Special relativity
  • materialism

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Revisiting the Foundations of Relativistic Physics

  • Book Subtitle: Festschrift in Honor of John Stachel

  • Editors: Jürgen Renn, Lindy Divarci, Petra Schröter, Abhay Ashtekar, Robert S. Cohen, Don Howard, Sahotra Sarkar, Abner Shimony

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0111-3

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4020-1285-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-010-0111-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 650

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Physics and Astronomy

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Softcover Book
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