Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Principles, philosophy of science: physical principles are not the same as laws of nature. Rather, laws can be gained from principles or traced back to principles. Examples are the principle of the shortest time, the principle of the smallest effect, the uncertainty principle. See also theories, laws of nature, laws, natural constants.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Bertrand Russell
ABC der Relativitätstheorie (German) II 95f
Principle of cosmic laziness / Relativity Theory / Russell: bodies move on geodesics - i.e. on the tracks that make the time between the stations as long as possible - i.e. the total distance is the maximum. - Otherwise the time measured on its own clock, would be shorter. - If light speed traveler had made a detour, he would have arrived earlier. - E.g.g the earth chooses an orbit around the sun, which makes the time of each path part longer according to a clock on the earth than the time measured by clocks that move on a different path. - Gravitation / Einstein: - non-Euclidean space: here the geodesics have undulating form - the paths lead around the outside - law of gravitation: every body chooses the easiest path.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

B. Russell/A.N. Whitehead
Principia Mathematica Frankfurt 1986

B. Russell
Das ABC der Relativitätstheorie Frankfurt 1989

B. Russell
Probleme der Philosophie Frankfurt 1967

B. Russell
Die Philosophie des logischen Atomismus
Eigennamen, U. Wolf (Hg), Frankfurt 1993

B. Russell
Wahrheit und Falschheit
Wahrheitstheorien, G. Skirbekk (Hg), Frankfurt 1996

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-21