© 1983

Space, Time and Causality

Royal Institute of Philosophy Conferences Volume 1981

  • Richard Swinburne

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 157)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Absolute versus Relative Space and Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. L. Mackie
      Pages 3-22
    3. Jon Dorling
      Pages 23-35
    4. Elie Zahar
      Pages 37-41
  3. Time and Causal Connectibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Lawrence Sklar
      Pages 45-62
    3. Richard Swinburne
      Pages 63-76
  4. Temporal and Causal Asymmetry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Richard A. Healey
      Pages 79-103
    3. W. H. Newton-Smith
      Pages 105-121
  5. Causality and Quantum Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Jeremy Butterfield
      Pages 135-147
  6. Causality, Relativity, and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Michael Redhead
      Pages 151-189
    3. Peter Gibbins
      Pages 191-205
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 207-211

About this book


The Royal Institute of Philosophy has been sponsoring conferences in alter­ nate years since 1969. These have from the start been intended to be of interest to persons who are not philosophers by profession. They have mainly focused on interdisciplinary areas such as the philosophies of psychology, education and the social sciences. The volumes arising from these conferences have included discussions between philosophers and distinguished practitioners of other disciplines relevant to the chosen topic. Beginning with the 1979 conference on 'Law, Morality and Rights' and the 1981 conference on 'Space, Time and Causality' these volumes are now constituted as a series. It is hoped that this series will contribute to advancing philosophical understanding at the frontiers of philosophy and areas of interest to non-philosophers. It is hoped that it will do so by writing which reduces technicalities as much as the subject-matter permits. In this way the series is intended to demonstrate that philosophy can be clear and worthwhile in itself and at the same time relevant to the interests of lay people.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Swinburne
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of KeeleKeele, StaffordshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Space, Time and Causality
  • Book Subtitle Royal Institute of Philosophy Conferences Volume 1981
  • Authors Richard Swinburne
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1437-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-6968-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-6966-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 212
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
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