The Flow of Time in the Theory of Relativity

Mario Bacelar Valente
Universidad Pablo de Olavide, España | mar.bacelar@gmail.com

Recibido: 30-Abril-2016 | Aceptado: 23-Junio-2016 | Publicado: 20-Diciembre-2016
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Bacelar Valente, Mario. «The flow of time in the theory of relativity». Disputatio. Philosophical Research Bulletin 5:6 (2006), pp. 11-36.


Resumen | According to Dennis Dieks, in the theory of relativity, the «flow of time» results from the succession of events along time-like worldlines.  We have a flow of time per worldline. This leads to a view of now as local to each worldline. In this approach there is no global temporal order of the now-points of different worldlines. For a consistency reason it is imposed a limitation on the assignment of different now-points. Here it is made the claim that this consistency requirement is inbuilt in the theory, and it is presented a detailed analysis of this approach.
Palabras Clave | Flow of time · Proper time · Worldline · Relativity of simultaneity · Time dilation.

El flujo del tiempo en la teoría de la relatividad

Abstract | De acuerdo con Dennis Dieks, en la teoría de la relatividad, el «flujo del tiempo» resulta de la sucesión de eventos a lo largo de una línea de universo temporal. Esto lleva a una  noción de «presente» como algo local,  sólo relativo a cada línea de universo. En este enfoque no existe un orden temporal global de los eventos correspondientes al presente de las distintas líneas de universo. Por una cuestión de consistencia se tiene que imponer una limitación en la manera en que se asignan los eventos correspondientes a cada presente local. En este artículo se defiende la idea de que este requisito de consistencia es inherente a la teoría, y se presenta un análisis detallado de este enfoque.
Keywords | Flujo del tiempo · Tiempo proprio · Línea de universo · Relatividad de la simultaneidad · Dilatación del tiempo.


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Disputatio [Diciembre 2016], Volumen 5, Número 6, pp. 11-36
Artículo | [eng] | Estadísticas | BIBLID [2254-0601(2016)5:6; pp.11-36]
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