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Temporal Relations within the Two Basic Set-Ups

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines how the basic relations of anteriority, simultaneity, and posteriority between different events are realized within each temporal set-up in a number of classical biblical Hebrew ... More


Temporal Simultaneity

Rory Fox

in Time and Eternity in Mid-Thirteenth-Century Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199285754
eISBN:
9780191603563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285756.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines 13th century views of ‘simultaneity’ and their implications. It shows that medieval Latin word ‘simul’ (simultaneous) had a wide set of meanings and uses, only some of which ... More


Physics for Philosophers

Craig Bourne

in A Future for Presentism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199212804
eISBN:
9780191707094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212804.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses the Galilean transformations, and the Newtonian conception of space, time, and motion, essentials for understanding the Lorentz transformations and Einstein's special theory of relativity. ... More


The Present Dialectic in Special Relativity

Craig Bourne

in A Future for Presentism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199212804
eISBN:
9780191707094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212804.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I discuss the argument (put forward by Putnam and others) that special relativity is incompatible with presentism. I reject some ways (such as Stein's) to solve the problem, but suggest that the ... More


Becoming Inflated

Craig Bourne

in A Future for Presentism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199212804
eISBN:
9780191707094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212804.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some tense theorists think that the expansion of the universe can be used to define an absolute cosmic time that then serves to define the notion of absolute simultaneity required by tense theories. ... More


Variations on the Einstein Theme

Harvey R. Brown

in Physical Relativity: Space-time structure from a dynamical perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199275830
eISBN:
9780191603914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275831.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of Einstein's operationalism. It then discusses the clock hypothesis, the conventionality of distant simultaneity, David Malament's 1977 result, the ... More


Islamic Thought in China: Sino-Muslim Intellectual Evolution from the 17th to the 21st Century

Jonathan Lipman (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402279
eISBN:
9781474422468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402279.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The eight essays in this volume, written by scholars from six countries, narrate the continuing translations and adaptations of Islam and Muslims within Chinese culture through the writings of ... More


Non‐Finite Complementation

Nikolas Gisborne

in The Event Structure of Perception Verbs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577798
eISBN:
9780191722417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577798.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the non‐finite complementation of hear‐class verbs in structures such as we saw her cross the road. These structures present a number of theoretical challenges which ... More


Spacetime and the Theory of Relativity

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

These chapters explain Einstein's theory of relativity accurately but without mathematics, using a simple geometric operation: drawing the reflection of a line. This approach is accessible to readers ... More


Time in Relativity

Nick Huggett

in Everywhere and Everywhen: Adventures in Physics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379518
eISBN:
9780199776559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379518.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

These chapters explain Einstein's theory of relativity accurately but without mathematics, using a simple geometric operation: drawing the reflection of a line. This approach is accessible to readers ... More


Stochastic Specification in an Aggregate Demand Model of the United Kingdom

David F. Hendry

in Econometrics: Alchemy or Science?: Essays in Econometric Methodology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293545
eISBN:
9780191596391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293542.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Empirical modelling is analysed and illustrated for a small system of aggregate demand relationships in the UK, using estimators specifically developed to tackle the problems of autocorrelation and ... More


What Is Divine Eternity?

Paul Helm

in Eternal God: A Study of God without Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590391
eISBN:
9780191595516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590391.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The coherence of the idea of divine timeless eternity is discussed. God may understand temporal indexicals without himself being in time. It is a mistake to think that God's timelessly eternal ... More


On Relativity, Time Reckoning, and the Topology of Time Series

Roberto Torretti

in The Arguments of Time

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263464
eISBN:
9780191734748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263464.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter devotes equal attention to special relativity and general relativity. It first describes the history of the analysis of distant simultaneity, up to and including Einstein's procedure in ... More


Classical and Relativistic Spacetime

Yuri Balashov

in Persistence and Spacetime

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579921
eISBN:
9780191722899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579921.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

A simplified overview of the geometrical structure of Newtonian, neo‐Newtonian (Galilean), and special relativistic (Minkowski) spacetime, intended for the non‐specialist. The notions of reference ... More


Related Empirical Evidence

Peter Svedberg

in Poverty and Undernutrition: Theory, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292685
eISBN:
9780191596957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292686.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Relationships similar to the ones contained in the model developed in Ch. 3 have been examined empirically in several previous studies. In this chapter, it is argued that causality has been ... More


Conceptions of Time and Space

Bede Rundle

in Time, Space, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199575114
eISBN:
9780191722349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575114.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter expounds and clarifies the absolute and relational theories of time and space, and indicates the difficulties which each has to face. A further division, also to prove important, is that ... More


Equality of Time Intervals

Bede Rundle

in Time, Space, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199575114
eISBN:
9780191722349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575114.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The absolutist claims that our preparedness to speak of one clock as a more accurate time-keeper than another commits us to the ideal of an absolute time against which our clocks are to be judged. ... More


Difficulty: Juxtaposition, Indeterminacy, and the Linguistics of Simultaneity

Rebecca Sanchez

in Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479828869
eISBN:
9781479810628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828869.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter tackles the issue of modernist difficulty from the perspective of ASL linguistics and linguistic rights. Focusing on juxtaposition (as demonstrated in collage poetics) and simultaneity ... More


The Elimination of Absolute Time by the Special Theory of Relativity

William Lane Craig

in God and Time: Essays on the Divine Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195129656
eISBN:
9780199849130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129656.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Most physicists and philosophers of science would probably agree with Wolfgang Rindler that with the development of relativity theory Einstein took the step “that would completely destroy the ... More


The Promise of Irreconcilable Difference

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 8 examines Persephone’s rebirth and return to the underworld with the goal of understanding what its emancipatory promise and historicity—or relationship to the past, present, and ... More


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