Time Dilation, Context, and Relative Truth

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 82 (1):65-92 (2011)
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Abstract

I argue that truth is relative (in the sense recently defended by some prominent analytical philosophers) by focusing on some semantic issues raised by Einstein's theory of relativity together with our ordinary attributions of truth.

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