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Einstein Studies

Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories

Editors: Lehmkuhl, Dennis, Schiemann, Gregor, Scholz, Erhard (Eds.)

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    • Unique book that covers meta-theories of spacetime theories from both physical and philosophical perspectives
    • Varying levels of technicality appeal to a wide audience.
    • Lays the foundation for continuing insight as more spacetime theories are developed
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About this book

This contributed volume is the result of a July 2010 workshop at the University of Wuppertal Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies which brought together world-wide experts from physics, philosophy and history, in order to address a set of questions first posed in the 1950s: How do we compare spacetime theories? How do we judge, objectively, which is the “best” theory? Is there even a unique answer to this question?

The goal of the workshop, and of this book, is to contribute to the development of a meta-theory of spacetime theories. Such a meta-theory would reveal insights about specific spacetime theories by distilling their essential similarities and differences, deliver a framework for a class of theories that could be helpful as a blueprint to build other meta-theories, and provide a higher level viewpoint for judging which theory most accurately describes nature. But rather than drawing a map in broad strokes, the focus is on particularly rich regions in the “space of spacetime theories.”

This work will be of interest to physicists, as well as philosophers and historians of science working with or interested in General Relativity and/or Space, Time and Gravitation more generally.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Softcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theories
Editors
  • Dennis Lehmkuhl
  • Gregor Schiemann
  • Erhard Scholz
Series Title
Einstein Studies
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-3210-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-3210-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3209-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-7998-1
Series ISSN
2381-5833
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 335
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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