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No absolute time

23 mins | Aug 27, 2019
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What Albert Einstein owes to David Humes. Einstein's theory of relativity gave us a new understanding of time, but should it in fact be Hume receiving the credit? Matias Slavov, writing in Aeon, explores the connection between Einsteins 1905 discovery and the philosophical writing of Hume that came 200 years before it.
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