Mathias Frisch

in Inconsistency, Asymmetry, and Non-Locality

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780195172157
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835294 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science


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This chapter examines several locality conditions. It argues that two of these principles are irreducibly causal: the principle that all causal propagation takes place at a finite velocity of which relativistic locality is a special case, and spatiotemporal locality, according to which no causal influences can be transmitted across spatiotemporal ‘gaps’. Neither of the two causal principles can be reduced to the noncausal condition of diachronic locality.

Keywords: locality conditions; relativistic locality; spatiotemporal locality; diachronic locality

Chapter.  15418 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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