Time before Time: How to Avoid the Antinomy of the Beginning and Eternity of the World

Vaas, Rüdiger (2003) Time before Time: How to Avoid the Antinomy of the Beginning and Eternity of the World. In: Pre-Proceedings of the 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 351-353.

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Abstract

Although modern physical cosmology has been able to emancipate itself considerably from its philosophical predecessors, it is still occupied with some of their fundamental questions (cf. Kanitscheider 2002). One of them is the problem of the finiteness versus infiniteness of time and space. The philosophical implications of current scientific approaches to these problems and the Big Bang, should they turn out to be true, are far-reaching; and they are based on many (partly speculative) premises as well as concepts, which are not always sufficiently clear in scientific practice. Therefore these approaches are also an interesting subject of reflections for philosophers of science (cf. Bartels 1996).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universe; Big Bang; Kants first Antinomy;
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2003
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2008 07:47
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1754

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