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Motion, Space, Time

  • Jerzy Gołosz
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 309)

Abstract

The paper discusses the properties of spacetime we study by analyzing the phenomenon of motion. Of special interest are the spacetime symmetries, the spacetime structures and the ontological status of spacetime. These problems are considered on the grounds of the classical theories of motion contained in Newtonian physics, special and general theory of relativity. The controversy between an absolute and a relational conception of motion and its ontological implications are also analyzed.

Keywords

Inertial Frame Newtonian Mechanic Spacetime Symmetry Affine Connection Newtonian Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy Gołosz
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  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyJagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland

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