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Understanding Space-time


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1. Introduction; 2. Absolute motion and the emergence of classical mechanics; 3. Empiricism and apriorism from Kant to Poincare; 4. The origins of significance of relativity theory; 5. Conclusion.

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Presents the history of space-time physics, from Newton to Einstein, as philosophical and scientific developments.

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Robert DiSalle is Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario. His publications include a contribution to The Cambridge Companion to Newton (2002).

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