Bangs, crunches, whimpers, and shrieks : singularities and acausalities in relativistic spacetimes / John Earman.

  • New York, New York ; Oxford, [England] : Oxford University Press 1995
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1 online resource (270 p.)
  • 1-280-45113-0
  • 9786610451135
  • 0-19-534464-2
  • 1-60256-632-1
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • English
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Description based on print version record.
  • 1. Introducing Spacetime Singularities and Acausalities -- 2. Defining, Characterizing, and Proving the Existence of Spacetime Singularities -- 3. Cosmic Censorship -- 4. Supertasks -- 5. The Big Bang and the Horizon Problem -- 6. Time Travel -- 7. Eternal Recurrence, Cyclic Time, and All That -- 8. Afterword.
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  • Explains the technical issues of general relativity theory and discusses how these issues bear upon philosophical problems about the nature of space and time, causality, and laws of nature. This book provides an overview of the technical literature as well as analytical commentary on its philosophical significance.

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