Conceptual Features of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity Based on the Philosophy of Science


Jun-Young Oh – Emeritus Professor, Hanyang University at Seoul Campus, Republic of Korea, Visiting Research Professor, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, Seoul, South Korea

Series: Space Science, Exploration and Policies
BISAC: EDU029030; PHI013000; SCI015000

The main objective of this book is to present the theory of general relativity in a direction that will be intelligible, informative, and interesting to the individual reader. Many of the texts about general relativity are either too thin on detail or too narrow in scope; this book was written with the aim of rectifying these shortcomings.

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Table of Contents

Foreword A
Chun Hwey Kim

Foreword B
Jong Kwan Lee


Chapter 1. Background of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity: Newton’s Metaphysical Mechanistic Worldview and Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity

Chapter 2. What Are Some Important Heuristic Principles in the Process of Formulation of the Theory of General Relativity?

Chapter 3. Is It Possible to Generalize the Theory of Relativity?

Chapter 4. The Beauty of Scientific Theories (The Theory of General Relativity) Based on Aesthetic Values

Chapter 5. The Expanding Universe

Chapter 6. Philosophical Status on the Theory of Relativity Based on Various Scientific Theories

Chapter 7. The Philosophical Understanding of Time-Space, and Matter: Based on Newtonian Mechanics and the Theory of Relativity

Summary and Conclusion


About the Author