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The theory of relativity and a priori knowledge.

Hans Reichenbach

The theory of relativity and a priori knowledge.

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Relativity (Physics)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementTranslated and edited, with an introd., by Maria Reichenbach.
    ContributionsReichenbach, Maria, ed. and tr.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC6 .R384
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiiv, 116 p.
    Number of Pages116
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5954582M
    LC Control Number65028456


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An accesible version of Einstein's masterpiece of theory, written by the genius himself According to Einstein himself, this book is intended "to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of/5.

The Theory of Relativity and A Priori Knowledge (Book): Reichenbach, Hans, The theory of relativity usually encompasses two interrelated theories by Albert Einstein: special relativity and general relativity. Special relativity applies to all physical phenomena in the absence of l relativity explains the law of gravitation and its relation to other forces of nature.

It applies to the cosmological and astrophysical realm, including astronomy. Relativism is the idea that views are relative to differences in perception and consideration.

There are a variety of different interpretations of the concept. The major categories of relativism vary in their degree of scope and controversy. Moral relativism encompasses the differences in moral judgments among people and cultures. Truth relativism is the doctrine that there are no absolute.

Einstein, Kant, and the Relativized A Priori Michael Friedman Abstract I argue that Einstein’s creation of both special and general relativity instantiates Reichenbach’s conception of the relativized a priori.

I do this by show-ing how the original Kantian conception actually contributes to the development. eral Theory of Relativity 22 IV.

Knowledge as Coordination 34 V. Two Meanings of "A priori" and Kant's Implicit Presupposition 48 VI. The Refutation of Kant's Presupposition by the Theory of Relativity 61 VII. The Answer to the Critical Question by the Method of Logical Analysis 74 VIII. The Concept of Knowledge of the The-ory of Relativity as.

In the same year, he published his first book (which was accepted as his habilitation in physics at the Technische Hochschule Stuttgart) on the philosophical implications of the theory of relativity, The Theory of Relativity and A Priori Knowledge (Relativitätstheorie und Erkenntnis Apriori), which criticized the Kantian notion of synthetic a Doctoral students: Carl Gustav Hempel, Hilary Putnam.

The Theory of Relativity and A Priori Knowledge will hereafter be cited as "RAK. " The German edition is out of print. 2 H. Reichenbach, The Philosophy of. What happened in relativity theory is merely an extension of this attitude with respect to certain aspects of reality.

In relativity theory the traditional point of view is modified to include the points of view of observers travelling at high velocities.

Kant's claim that mathematical knowledge is synthetic a. divide, the developments of non-Euclidean geometry, and the theory of general relativity itself. I then touch on the traditional Kantian notions of the synthetic a priori, the role of space and time 1 Ernst Cassirer, Substance and Function and Einstein's Theory of Relativity, trans.

William and Marie Swabey (Chicago: Dover Publications, Inc. The general theory of relativity, together with the necessary parts of the theory of invariants, is dealt with in the author’s book Die Grundlagen der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie (The Foundations of the General Theory of Relativity) — Joh.

Ambr. Barth, ; this book assumes some familiarity with the special theory of relativity. It was true in The Deep End of the Ocean and it is true in A Theory of Relativity. This is nother emotional roller coaster of a book by Jacquelyn Mitchard.

This one involves the issue of the custody battle and adoptoin of a 1-year-old chold of a couple who were killed instantly in a car crash/5. Einstein's theory of relativity. The reader is assumed to have but little mathematical knowledge.

Topics covered includes: Geometry and Cosmology, The Fundamental Laws of Classical Mechanics, The Newtonian World-System, The Fundamental Laws of Optics, The Fundamental Laws of Electrodynamics and Einstein's Special Principle of Relativity.

The new book by Jeffrey Bennett introduces Einstein’s theory of relativity to a lay audience, explaining why black holes don’t suck and other phenomena. A priori truth is a knowledge obtained before and independent from experience.

The issue of a priori truth for any kind of science has first been investigated by Aristotle in Book 1 of his today's point of view the only a priori truths of science are the rules of logic and the syllogisms of logic: The law of non-contradiction has already been stated by Aristotle.

A book in which one great mind explains the work of another great mind in terms comprehensible to the layman is a significant achievement. This is such a book. Max Born is a Nobel Laureate () and one of the world's great physicists: in this book he analyzes and interprets the theory of Einsteinian relativity/5(22).

Theory of Relativity – The Basics Physicists usually dichotomize the Theory of Relativity into two parts. The first is the Special Theory of Relativity, which essentially deals with the question of whether rest and motion are relative or absolute, and with the consequences of Einstein’s conjecture that they are relative.

The theory of special relativity was introduced first and was later considered to be a special case of the more comprehensive theory of general relativity.

General relativity is a theory of gravitation that Albert Einstein developed between andwith contributions from many others after THE EINSTEIN THEORY OF RELATIVITY A Concise Statement by Prof.

Lorentz, of the University of Leyden The total eclipse of the sun of resulted in a striking confirmation of the new theory of the universal attractive power of gravitation developed by Albert Einstein, and thus reinforced the conviction that the defining of this theory. Defending Conventions as Functionally A Priori Knowledge.

The Theory of Relativity and A Priori Knowledge. Berkeley: University of This ambitious book forcefully raises the problem of Author: David Stump. A thorough documentation of Albert Einstein's plagiarism of the general theory of relativity. Republishes the relevant papers of Einstein's predecessors, captures the history of the major priority disputes and exposes how Einstein manipulated credit for the work of others.

The distinction between the two assertions of a priori knowledge is key to most of Friedman’s arguments, but it also brings complications of its own, and the evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of this relativity of the a priori is a common theme running through these by: 3.

The premise of this book is that the effects of the special theory of relativity are a kinematical perspective rather than being real; but 'reality' is a slippery concept, and it is expected that the reader will keep that in mind.

( views) Relativity Without Tears by Z. Silagadze - arXiv, example, was that the Kantian synthetic a priori had to be rejected once and for all in the light of the general theory of relativity.

Yet Hans Reichenbach took the latter route in his first published book: in Relativitätstheorie und Erkenntnis Apriori () he proposed instead that Kantian. Start studying Theory Of Knowledge Glossary. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

A Priori Knowledge. Based on theory, logic—can be thought of as "book learning" Rationalism (Plato). Theory of Relativity.

Dover, reprint. In print, ISBN X; list price $ (paperback). This was the first book on relativity theory, written in a burst of youthful enthusiasm by the twenty year old Pauli.

Needless to say, it is of purely historical interest today. Here is a book which is quirky but which will be valuable to some. Since your declaration of “basic” is vague, I will start with the standard books I would recommend, starting with special relativity.

Try to begin with Introduction to Electrodynamics by David Griffiths. The two chapters on relativity cover most c. Failure of the Kantian Synthetic A Priori. The laws of geometry are not synthetic a priori truths.

In the decade following Einstein's completion of the general theory of relativity, one of the most important ramifications in philosophy was that it forced a reappraisal of the nature of geometrical knowledge.

The work of nineteenth century. Einstein, Kant, and the Relativized A Priori. as The Theory of Relativity and A Priori Knowledge. This book introduces a new approach to the issue of radical scientific revolutions, or.

It is the purpose of this book to provide an introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity which is accessible to any student who has had an introduction to general physics and some slight acquaintance with the calculus. Much of the material is at a level suitable for high school students who have had advanced placement in physics and mathematics.

Since some of the exposition, particularly Cited by: minimum of postulates is a better theory (since there are less assumptions involved in its construction); from this point of view the General Theory of Relativity is a gem 3.

The completed formulation of the General Theory of Relativity was pub-lished in (Fig. Figure Einstein’s General Theory of File Size: 1MB. Reichenbach in Theory of Relativity and A Priori Knowledge () takes the logical structure of general relativity as a logical blueprint for general empirical theories.

He distinguishes "axioms of connection", laws connecting experimentally accessible empirical concepts, and "axioms of coordination", non-empirical principles required to make. Part I - The Special Theory of Relativity [] Section 1 - Physical Meaning of Geometrical Propositions []. In your schooldays most of you who read this book made acquaintance with the noble building of Euclid's geometry, and you remember — perhaps with more respect than love — the magnificent structure, on the lofty staircase of which you were chased about for uncounted hours by.

AUTHOR: Einstein, Albert, – / TITLE: Relativity: The special and general theory, by Albert Einstein. / Translated by Robert W. Lawson. / Part 1 - The Special Theory. The present book is intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical by:   The Special theory makes contact with Kantian views of time; the General theory requires a non-Kantian view of geometry; but both relativity theories endorse a quasi-Kantian view of the nature of scientific knowledge.

The paper shows that Einstein is a Kantian in his insistence on the synthesis of rationalism and empiricism, but not in the Cited by: 2. The present book is intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics/5().But although these alternate geometries were demonstrated to be logical possibilities, and thus analytic a priori, most philosophers still maintained that only Euclid's geometry was synthetic a priori.

Einstein's theory of general relativity, however, demonstrated that empirical space is non-Euclidean, and this development made it clear.Pauli's book "Theory of Relativity" which is now classic, is still one of the best treatise on the special and general relativity.

Remarkably, at the time when he wrote this book, Wolfgang Pauli () was just 21 years old student of physics at the Univerisity of Munich/5(14).