## A Collection of Polish Works on Philosophical Problems of Time and SpacetimeThis is a collection of some works of Polish philosophers and physicists on philosophical problems of time and spacetime. Without restricting the thematic scope of the papers, the issue conceming objectivity of time flow runs as a uniting thread through most of them. Partly it is discussed directIy, and partly the authors focus on themes which are of paramount importance for one's attitude to that question. In the first six papers the authors deal with their topics against the background of contemporary physics, its theories, its difficulties and discussed conjectures. For the paper of S. Snihur that background is provided by everyday worId-outlook, and the author discusses the problem of existence and character of the future in the light of basic principles of cIassical logic. The paper of A. P61tawski, about the views of the outstanding polish philosopher Roman Ingarden, enriches the thematic scope of the coIIection introducing into it some questions from philosophical anthropology and ethics. JERZY GOLOSZ MOTION, SPACE, TIME*. 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 c1assical 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. |

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### Contents

MOTION SPACE TIME | 1 |

QUANTUM SPACETIME AND THE PROBLEM OF TIME IN QUANTUM GRAVITY | 23 |

TIME AND PHYSICS A NONCOMMUTATIVE REVOLUTION | 47 |

FLOW OF TIME AS A SELECTION RULE IN GENERAL RELATIVITY | 57 |

BRANCHING FOR A TRANSIENT TIME | 73 |

AGAINST DETENSERS Not for tensers | 93 |

ON EXISTENCE OF THE FUTURE | 127 |

THE PROBLEM OF TIME IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF ROMAN INGARDEN | 137 |

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A Collection of Polish Works on Philosophical Problems of Time and Spacetime Helena Eilstein No preview available - 2010 |

A Collection of Polish Works on Philosophical Problems of Time and Spacetime Helena Eilstein No preview available - 2014 |

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absolute simultaneity according actual algebra argument assume assumption branching causal choice points classical clock concept consists coordinate system corresponding cosmology curve defined definite detensers determinism deterministic differential manifold domain dynamical Earman Einstein existence fundamental future given gravitational field happening histories Husserl idea inertial frames Ingarden instant interpretation intuitive language light cone Mach's principle mathematical matter means measurement metric Minkowski Minkowski space Minkowski spacetimes Newtonian noncommutative geometry objects observation ontological ontological status open possibilities particles past permanentism permanentist Philosophy physical physicists Placek present principle probability problem properties pure consciousness quantized quantum gravity quantum mechanics quantum theory question reference frame relation relativistic respect Roman Ingarden sense space spacelike spacetime of STR spacetime symmetries spatial spatiotemporal Special Relativity substantivalism surface of divergence T/P dispute temporal tensed sentences tenseless theory of motion thesis timelike transformations transientism transientist vector velocity von Neumann algebras wave function worldline