The Ontology of Spacetime, Volume 1 (Philosophy and Foundations of Physics)

5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780444527684: The Ontology of Spacetime, Volume 1 (Philosophy and Foundations of Physics)

This book contains selected papers from the First International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime. Its fourteen chapters address two main questions: first, what is the current status of the substantivalism/relationalism debate, and second, what about the prospects of presentism and becoming within present-day physics and its philosophy? The overall tenor of the four chapters of the book’s first part is that the prospects of spacetime substantivalism are bleak, although different possible positions remain with respect to the ontological status of spacetime. Part II and Part III of the book are devoted to presentism, eternalism, and becoming, from two different perspectives. In the six chapters of Part II it is argued, in different ways, that relativity theory does not have essential consequences for these issues. It certainly is true that the structure of time is different, according to relativity theory, from the one in classical theory. But that does not mean that a decision is forced between presentism and eternalism, or that becoming has proved to be an impossible concept. It may even be asked whether presentism and eternalism really offer different ontological perspectives at all. The writers of the last four chapters, in Part III, disagree. They argue that relativity theory is incompatible with becoming and presentism. Several of them come up with proposals to go beyond relativity, in order to restore the prospects of presentism.

· Space and time in present-day physics and philosophy
· Introduction from scratch of the debates surrounding time
· Broad spectrum of approaches, coherently represented

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 190.00
US$ 150.82

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by ELSEVIER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0444527680 ISBN 13: 9780444527684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ELSEVIER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This book contains selected papers from the First International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime. Its fourteen chapters address two main questions: first, what is the current status of the substantivalism/relationalism debate, and second, what about the prospects of presentism and becoming within present-day physics and its philosophy? The overall tenor of the four chapters of the book s first part is that the prospects of spacetime substantivalism are bleak, although different possible positions remain with respect to the ontological status of spacetime. Part II and Part III of the book are devoted to presentism, eternalism, and becoming, from two different perspectives. In the six chapters of Part II it is argued, in different ways, that relativity theory does not have essential consequences for these issues. It certainly is true that the structure of time is different, according to relativity theory, from the one in classical theory. But that does not mean that a decision is forced between presentism and eternalism, or that becoming has proved to be an impossible concept. It may even be asked whether presentism and eternalism really offer different ontological perspectives at all. The writers of the last four chapters, in Part III, disagree. They argue that relativity theory is incompatible with becoming and presentism. Several of them come up with proposals to go beyond relativity, in order to restore the prospects of presentism. Bookseller Inventory # EOD9780444527684

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 150.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dieks, D.
Published by Elsevier Science (2016)
ISBN 10: 0444527680 ISBN 13: 9780444527684
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780444527684_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 150.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dieks, Dennis
Published by Elsevier Science (2006)
ISBN 10: 0444527680 ISBN 13: 9780444527684
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science, 2006. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780444527684

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 165.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Dieks, Dennis
Published by Elsevier Science (2006)
ISBN 10: 0444527680 ISBN 13: 9780444527684
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science, 2006. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780444527684

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 170.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

DIEKS, DENNIS
Published by Elsevier Science (2006)
ISBN 10: 0444527680 ISBN 13: 9780444527684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780444527684 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE01202415

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 171.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

DIEKS, DENNIS
Published by Elsevier Science (2006)
ISBN 10: 0444527680 ISBN 13: 9780444527684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780444527684 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0897043

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 171.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by ELSEVIER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0444527680 ISBN 13: 9780444527684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ELSEVIER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This book contains selected papers from the First International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime. Its fourteen chapters address two main questions: first, what is the current status of the substantivalism/relationalism debate, and second, what about the prospects of presentism and becoming within present-day physics and its philosophy? The overall tenor of the four chapters of the book s first part is that the prospects of spacetime substantivalism are bleak, although different possible positions remain with respect to the ontological status of spacetime. Part II and Part III of the book are devoted to presentism, eternalism, and becoming, from two different perspectives. In the six chapters of Part II it is argued, in different ways, that relativity theory does not have essential consequences for these issues. It certainly is true that the structure of time is different, according to relativity theory, from the one in classical theory. But that does not mean that a decision is forced between presentism and eternalism, or that becoming has proved to be an impossible concept. It may even be asked whether presentism and eternalism really offer different ontological perspectives at all. The writers of the last four chapters, in Part III, disagree. They argue that relativity theory is incompatible with becoming and presentism. Several of them come up with proposals to go beyond relativity, in order to restore the prospects of presentism. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780444527684

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 203.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Published by ELSEVIER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0444527680 ISBN 13: 9780444527684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ELSEVIER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This book contains selected papers from the First International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime. Its fourteen chapters address two main questions: first, what is the current status of the substantivalism/relationalism debate, and second, what about the prospects of presentism and becoming within present-day physics and its philosophy? The overall tenor of the four chapters of the book s first part is that the prospects of spacetime substantivalism are bleak, although different possible positions remain with respect to the ontological status of spacetime. Part II and Part III of the book are devoted to presentism, eternalism, and becoming, from two different perspectives. In the six chapters of Part II it is argued, in different ways, that relativity theory does not have essential consequences for these issues. It certainly is true that the structure of time is different, according to relativity theory, from the one in classical theory. But that does not mean that a decision is forced between presentism and eternalism, or that becoming has proved to be an impossible concept. It may even be asked whether presentism and eternalism really offer different ontological perspectives at all. The writers of the last four chapters, in Part III, disagree. They argue that relativity theory is incompatible with becoming and presentism. Several of them come up with proposals to go beyond relativity, in order to restore the prospects of presentism. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780444527684

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 209.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

ISBN 10: 0444527680 ISBN 13: 9780444527684
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780444527684_ing

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 211.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Dennis Dieks Professor Ph.D. M.Sc. (Editor)
Published by Elsevier Science (2006)
ISBN 10: 0444527680 ISBN 13: 9780444527684
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Elsevier Science, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0444527680

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 249.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book