SOPhiA 2013

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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Programm - Vortrag

Superluminal or Not: A Contemporary Debate Re-analysed
(Wissenschaftstheorie, Englisch)

In this work, I will analyse the debate between Yuri Balashov and Hud Hudson in terms of the views put forward by Tim Maudlin. I believe that the Maudlin view can shed light on the debate and may ensure some new discussions and perspectives. Balashov and Hudson have disputes on whether superluminal motion is possible. Hudson, assuming some metaphysical premises that are not so easy to dispute puts forward an interesting thought experiment and says that superluminal motion is possible. Balashov argues to the contrary, saying that it is impossible. If we are to consider the debate taking into account what Tim Maudlin says in the first chapter of his book ''The Metaphysics within Physics'', namely, that ''laws of nature ought to be accepted as ontologically primitive'', we can look at the Balashov-Hudson debate from a new perspective. I believe that Balashov would be a step forward if we take into account the perspective of Maudlin. Thus, in this work, I will review the Balashov-Hudson debate on superluminal motion and posit that if what Maudlin says accounts for something, it supports strictly what Balashov says.

Chair: Christine Schurz
Zeit: 16:45-17:15, 12. September 2013 (Donnerstag)
Ort: HS 105

Argun Abrek Canbolat
(Middle East Technical University, Türkei)

A. Abrek Canbolat (Ph.D. Student and Rsearch Assistant in phil.). Middle East Technical University. 2006 BA in philosophy. 2009 MA in philosophy. Master thesis about Time in Nietzsche, forthcoming Ph.D. thesis about Philosophy of Time. Publications in Ethics, Metaphysics.

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