Critical notice presentism and relativity

Yuri Balashov, Michel Janssen

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Abstract

In this critical notice we argue against William Craig's recent attempt to reconcile presentism (roughly, the view that only the present is real) with relativity theory. Craig's defense of his position boils down to endorsing a 'neo-Lorentzian interpretation' of special relativity. We contend that his reconstruction of Lorentz's theory and its historical development is fatally flawed and that his arguments for reviving this theory fail on many counts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-346
Number of pages20
JournalBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

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