Indeterminism and the Special Theory of Relativity
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We now turn to the question of the relation between the standard STR and indeterminism. I will argue that the theory is perfectly consistent with indeterminism. Recently several philosophers1 have claimed to find a difficulty for the sort of indeterminism described in Chapter I and the STR. Some even argue that if the latter theory is “true” then determinism must also be true. I shall try to show that this view is mistaken.
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