Ideas of Quentin Smith, by Theme

[American, fl. 1998, Professor at Western Michigan University.]

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27. Natural Reality / C. Space / 6. Space-Time
Time, as it appears in standard modern science, is bad verificationist metaphysics
     Full Idea: Smith argues that the theories of time which appear in the Special and General Theories of Relativity and in orthodox quantum mechanics are false metaphysical theories, based on verificationist assumptions.
     From: report of Quentin Smith (Absolute Simultaneity and Infinity of Time [1998]) by Robin Le Poidevin - Intro to 'Questions of Time and Tense' 4
     A reaction: I wouldn't have to confidence to stand up to the panoply of modern scientists, but I am glad Quentin Smith is having a go. I love Shoemaker's three worlds example, which defies all physics.