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Duration and Simultaneity: Bergson and the Einsteinian Universe

 Author: Henri Bergson  Category: Philosophy  Publisher: Clinamen Press Ltd.  : 1999  ISBN: 978-1903083017  Pages: 224  Country: United States  Language: English  File size: N/A  Tags: BergsondurationEinstein |

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.