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An Examination of Superluminal Motion
An Examination of Superluminal Motion

Author(s): Argun Abrek Canbolat
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Logic, Social Philosophy, Pragmatism, Analytic Philosophy
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Superluminality; four-dimensionalism; Maudlin; Balashov; Hudson

Summary/Abstract: In this work, the debate between Yuri Balashov and Hud Hudson is reviewed in terms of the views put forward by Tim Maudlin. It seems that Maudlin’s view can shed light on the debate and may ensure new discussions and perspectives. Hudson, posing an interesting thought experiment, says that superluminal motion is possible whereas Balashov argues to the contrary. If we take into account what Tim Maudlin suggests in the first chapter of his book The Metaphysics within Physics, namely, that “laws of nature ought to be accepted as ontologically primitive,” we can interpret Balashov-Hudson debate from a new perspective. It can be said that Balashov would be taking a step forward if we were to take into account Maudlin perspective.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 127-134
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English