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Single Idea 14016

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 1. Relativity / a. Special relativity]

Full Idea

Special Relativity, with its definition of simultaneity, is shot through with verificationist assumptions.

Gist of Idea

The idea of simultaneity in Special Relativity is full of verificationist assumptions


Craig Bourne (A Future for Presentism [2006], 6.IIc)

Book Reference

Bourne,Craig: 'A Future for Presentism' [OUP 2006], p.171

A Reaction

[He credits Sklar with this] I love hearing such points made, because all my instincts have rebelled against Einstein's story, even after I have been repeatedly told how stupid I am, and how I should study more maths etc.

Related Ideas

Idea 13993 Special Relativity denies the absolute present which Presentism needs [Markosian]

Idea 7621 Special relativity, unlike general relativity, was operationalist in spirit [Putnam on Einstein]