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dc.contributor.authorSlavov, Matias
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-13T12:13:20Z
dc.date.available2020-01-13T12:13:20Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationSlavov, M. (2019). Time as an Empirical Concept in Special Relativity. <i>Review of Metaphysics</i>, <i>73</i>(2), 335-353. <a href="https://www.pdcnet.org/revmetaph/content/revmetaph_2019_0073_0002_0335_0353" target="_blank">https://www.pdcnet.org/revmetaph/content/revmetaph_2019_0073_0002_0335_0353</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_33939738
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67217
dc.description.abstractAccording to a widespread view, Einstein’s definition of time in his special relativity is founded on the positivist verification principle. The present paper challenges this received outlook. It argues that Einstein’s position on the concept of time, to wit, simultaneity, is best understood as a mitigated version of concept empiricism. He contrasts his position to Newton’s absolutist and Kant’s transcendental arguments, and in part sides with Hume’s and Mach’s empiricist arguments. Nevertheless, Einstein worked out a concept empiricism that is considerably more moderate than what we find in the preceding empiricist tradition and early logical positivism. He did not think that the origin of concepts is in observations, but in conventions, and he also maintained a realist ontology of physical events, which he thought is necessary for his theory. Consequently, his philosophy of time in special relativity is not couched in terms of an antimetaphysical verificationism.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPhilosophy Education Society
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReview of Metaphysics
dc.relation.urihttps://www.pdcnet.org/revmetaph/content/revmetaph_2019_0073_0002_0335_0353
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otherEinstein, Albert
dc.titleTime as an Empirical Concept in Special Relativity
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202001131156
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineFilosofiafi
dc.contributor.oppiainePhilosophyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange335-353
dc.relation.issn0034-6632
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume73
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dc.rights.copyright© 2019 Philosophy Education Society
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dc.subject.ysoempirismi
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dc.subject.ysometafysiikka
dc.subject.ysoaika
dc.subject.ysosuhteellisuusteoria
dc.subject.ysofilosofia
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