On the Reality of Minkowski Space

Foundations of Physics 37 (10):1499-1502 (2007)


Should physicists deal with the question of the reality of Minkowski space (or any relativistic spacetime)? It is argued that they should since this is a question about the dimensionality of the world at the macroscopic level and it is physics that should answer it

Download options


    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 72,855

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library


Added to PP

72 (#163,520)

6 months
3 (#197,616)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Vesselin Petkov
Minkowski Institute

References found in this work

Relativity: The General Theory.John Lighton Synge (ed.) - 1960 - New York: Interscience Publishers.
Essential Relativity.Wolfgang Rindler - 1969 - New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co..
Relativity and the Reality of Past and Future Events.Robert Weingard - 1972 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 23 (2):119-121.

Add more references

Similar books and articles

On the Intrinsically Ambiguous Nature of Space-Time Diagrams.Elie During - 2012 - Spontaneous Generations 6 (1):160-171.
Persistence and Spacetime.Yuri Balashov - 2010 - Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
Euclidean Special Relativity.Alexander Gersten - 2003 - Foundations of Physics 33 (8):1237-1251.
There’s No Time Like the Present.Steven F. Savitt - 2000 - Philosophy of Science 67 (3):574.