Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity by W.L. CraigTime and the Metaphysics of Relativity by W.L. Craig

Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity

byW.L. Craig

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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The larger project of which this volume forms part is an attempt to craft a coherent doctrine of divine eternity and God's relationship to time. Central to this project is the integration of the concerns of theology with the concept of time in relativity theory. This volume provides an accessible and philosophically informed examination of the concept of time in relativity, the ultimate aim being the achievement of a tenable theological synthesis.
Title:Time and the Metaphysics of RelativityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:295 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048156025

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Historical Background of Special Relativity. 2. Einstein's Special Theory. 3. Time Dilation and Length Contraction. 4. Empirical Confirmation of Special Relativity. 5. Two Relativistic Interpretations. 6. The Classical Concept of Time. 7. The Positivistic Foundations of Relativity Theory. 8. The Elimination of Absolute Time. 9. Absolute Time and Relativistic Time. 10. God, Time, and Relativity. 11. Conclusion. Bibliography. Subject Index. Proper Name Index.

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From the reviews:"In this book, Craig draws some important strands together regarding the concept of God and relativity theory. . In his excellent, integrative work, Craig has superbly brought together a tensed (A-) theory of time, divine temporality, and neo-Lorentzian relativity." (Paul Copan, The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. LVI (223), 2003)