Duration and Simultaneity: Bergson and the Einsteinian UniverseAuthor: Henri Bergson Category: Philosophy Publisher: Clinamen Press Ltd. Published: 1999 ISBN: 978-1903083017 Pages: 224 Country: United States Language: English File size: N/A Tags:Bergson | duration | Einstein | Download/Buy now
Bergson’s central contention is that time is not measurable by any objective standard; in Duration and Simultaneity, that position is tried out against the major movement in physics of the day – Relativity. Bergson argues that Relativity fails to live up to the promise of a truly relative physics, and counter to its own spirit retains some of the objectivist assumptions of previous world views. Duration and Simultaneity was conceived in the desire to make good the new paradigm to which Relativity was bound to lay claim; in the desire to be more Einsteinian than Einstein.