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Methodological Notes on the Problem of Cyclic Causality in the Relativity Theory

(Original title: Metodologické poznámky k problému cyklickej kauzality v teórii relativity)
Filozofia, 44 (1989), 4, 467-476.
Type of work: Papers - Scientific View of the World
Publication language: Slovak

In the paper the stand-point of the „central“ stream in the theory of relativity research is examined. These thinkers refused the cyclic character of causality as revealed by Godel’s works. The cyclical aspect of causality, represented in the concept of self-causality is compared with the cyclicity as used in the relativity theory. It is stated that no taking into account of the concrete mechanism of interaction in the time-space description is a reduction of the content of causal operation to a mere time-space form which does not allow for diffentiation between the self-causal process proper and the mechanical rotation.

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