I do remember some theories concerning relativity suggesting some sort of motion in space might allow time travel if space-time geometrics are possible.
The work by which he is best known, the theory of relativity, was begun in 1905 with the publication of the restricted principle with its consequences (see RELATIVITY).
He thus arrives at the principle of Relativity; harmony and unity consist in diversity and multiplicity.
RELATIVITY OF KNOWLEDGE, a philosophic tern which.
We get at the meaning of the term most easily by considering what it is that "relativity" is opposed to.
"Relativity" of knowledge is opposed to absoluteness or positiveness of knowledge.
The phrase" relativity of knowledge "has therefore two meanings: (a) that no portion of knowledge is absolute, but is always affected by its relations to other portions of knowledge; (b) that what we know are not absolute things in themselves, but things conditioned in their quality by our channels of knowledge.
Such an extreme relativity, as advocated by T.
The second sense of relativity, that which asserts the impossibility of knowing things except as conditioned by our perceptive faculties, is more important philosophically and has had a more interesting history.
Observe the parallelism of the two paradoxical forms of relativity: one says that things are relations with nothing that is related; the other says that things are perceptive conditions with nothing objective to which the conditions apply.
To see the absurdity of the second paradox of relativity is easier than to refute it.
In short, this kind of relativity leads straight to what is generally known as the abyss of solipsism."
In the history of thought the relativity of knowledge as just described begins with Descartes, the founder of modern philosophy: the characteristic of modern philosophy is that it lays more stress upon the subjective than upon the objective side of experience.
It is in Mill's Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy that the classical statement of the Relativity of Knowledge is to be found.
This is illustrated by the difficulties inherent in the conception of Cause, Space, Time, Matter, Motion, the Infinite, and the Absolute, and by the" relativity of knowledge,"which precludes knowledge of the Unknowable, since" all thinking is relationing."Yet the Unknowable may exist, and we may even have an" indefinite knowledge "of it, positive, though vague and extralogical.
Similarly it only carried the doctrine of relativity to its logical conclusion in denying that there could be any absolute relativity.
In his " tesmoynages de nostre imbecillite " he follows in the main the lines of the ancients, and he sums up with a lucid statement of the two great arguments in which the sceptical thought of every age resumes itself - the impossibility of verifying our faculties, and the relativity of all impressions.
But this doctrine of relativity really involves a condemnation of our knowledge (and of all knowledge), because it fails to realize an impossible and self-contradictory ideal.
Idealism; Pragmatism; Relativity Of Knowledge, while separate discussions of ancient and medieval philosophers will be found in biographical articles and articles on the chief philosophical schools, e.g.
The intuitive into the a priori, he found a further reason for the relativity of knowledge.
By the way in which the relativity of sense and the object of sense is conceived, 7b 35-37.
It is natural, then, that the central contribution of the Sceptics to the knowledge controversy lies in the modes (Tp07rot) in which the relativity of phenomena is made good, that these are elaborated with extreme care, and that they have a modern ring and are full of instruction even to-day.
And what is to be said of the judgment of a writer who considers the relativity of thought demonstrated by the fact that every judgment unites two members?
Of relativity of motion, which is often felt to be a stumbling-block on the very threshold of the subject, is to be judged.
What Schopenhauer professed, therefore, is to have dispelled the claims of reason to priority and to demonstrate the relativity and limitation of science.
In so far as it is "known" (see Relativity Of Knowledge).