The Speed Of Light: Constancy And Cosmos by David A. GrandyThe Speed Of Light: Constancy And Cosmos by David A. Grandy

The Speed Of Light: Constancy And Cosmos

byDavid A. Grandy

Paperback | July 6, 2009

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Light-our experience of light, our measurement of light, and the notion that light speed is constant-can be understood to mark our interface with the cosmos. David A. Grandy's book moves from the scientific to the existential, from Einstein to Merleau-Ponty, from light as a phenomenon to light as that which is constitutive of reality. To measure the speed of light is to measure something about the way we are measured or blended into the cosmos, and that universal blending predetermines our measurement of light speed in favor of a universal or constant value. It's quite a trip, one aimed at scientists who have pondered light speed constancy, philosophers inclined to question the idea that mind and world are distinct, and scientifically or philosophically inclined persons who enjoy stretching themselves in new ways.

David A. Grandy is Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University and author (with Dan Burton) of Magic, Mystery, and Science (IUP, 2004) and Leo Szilard: Science as a Mode of Being. He lives in Orem, Utah.
Title:The Speed Of Light: Constancy And CosmosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:July 6, 2009Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253220866

ISBN - 13:9780253220868

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Table of Contents

1. Space, Time, and Light Speed Constancy
2. Special Relativity
3. Horizonal Light
4. Experiential Light
5. Relational Light
6. Internal Relations
7. Light in a Vacuum
8. Ambient Light
9. Pre-reflective Experience
10. Body, World, and Light
11. Existential Light


Editorial Reviews

A brilliant and distinguished book . . . Grandy introduces a trans-scientific understanding of light as a deep ordering principle within the universe.