© 1973

Space, Time and Geometry

  • Patrick Suppes

Part of the Synthese Library book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Causality and Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zoltan Domotor
      Pages 3-55
    3. John Earman
      Pages 72-84
    4. Bas C. Van Fraassen
      Pages 85-93
    5. Robert Palter
      Pages 94-114
    6. Robert Weingard
      Pages 115-130
    7. P. J. Zwart
      Pages 131-156
  3. Geometry of Space and Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Jules Vuillemin
      Pages 159-177
    3. Craig Harrison
      Pages 178-192
    4. Clark Glymour
      Pages 193-216
    5. Michael Friedman
      Pages 217-233
    6. Richard H. Hudgin
      Pages 366-382

About this book


The articles in this volume have been stimulated in two different ways. More than two years ago the editor of Synthese, laakko Hintikka, an­ nounced a special issue devoted to space and time, and articles were solicited. Part of the reason for that announcement was also the second source of papers. Several years ago I gave a seminar on special relativity at Stanford, and the papers by Domotor, Harrison, Hudgin, Latzer and myself partially arose out of discussion in that seminar. All of the papers except those of Griinbaum, Fine, the second paper of Friedman, and the paper of Adams appeared in a special double issue of Synthese (24 (1972), Nos. 1-2). I am pleased to have been able to add the four additional papers mentioned in making the special issue a volume in the Synthese Library. Of these four additional articles, only the one by Fine has pre­ viously appeared in print (Synthese 22 (1971), 448-481); its relevance to the present volume is apparent. In preparing the papers for publication and in carrying out the various editonal chores of such a task, I am very much indebted to Mrs. Lillian O'Toole for her extensive assistance. INTRODUCTION The philosophy of space and time has been of permanent importance in philosophy, and most of the major historical figures in philosophy, such as Aristotle, Descartes and Kant, have had a good deal to say about the nature of space and time.


Aristotle Minkowski space cosmology geometry reflection relativity space-time special relativity theory of relativity topology

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Suppes
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Space, Time and Geometry
  • Authors Patrick Suppes
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-0442-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-2688-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-2686-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 428
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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