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

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  • New York : Oxford University Press 1995
Physical description
1 online resource (xi, 257 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
  • 1602566321
  • 9781602566323
  • 9780195344646
  • 0195344642
  • 019509591X
  • 9780195095913
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-245) and index.
  • Print version record.
Contents
  • 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; References; Index.
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  • Bibliography
  • Electronic book.
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
  • 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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