Einstein’s Curved Space-Time and Scientific Revolution

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  • Kyoung-Eun Yang Korea National University of Education

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19272/201900701004

Keywords:

Motion, Curved Space-Time, Scientific Revolution, Dynamical Perspective of Space-Time

Abstract

Both physicists and philosophers cite the theory-shift from flat to curved space-time formalism as revolutionary feature within Newton-Einstein theory-change. This essay argues against this that this conceptual change was ‘evolutionary’ and exhibits a high degree of continuity. The basic strategy of this essay is to employ the dynamical perspective of space-time developed by Harvey Brown, and Robert DiSalle, which selects the relationships between events – one specified by the laws of inertia at issue – as the essential elements within these two physical theoretical frameworks. This view turns our attention away from the structure of space-time to the dynamical laws, and also clarifies to what extent the theory-change is evolutionary.

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01-03-2019

How to Cite

Yang, Kyoung-Eun. “Einstein’s Curved Space-Time and Scientific Revolution”. Acta Philosophica 28, no. 1 (March 1, 2019): 81–96. Accessed June 25, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/3693.

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