versão impressa ISSN 0120-4688
GUERRERO PINO, Germán. EINSTEIN Y LA REALIDAD DEL ESPACIO: REALISMO Y CONVENCIONALISMO*. Prax. filos. [online]. 2006, n.22, pp. 131-152. ISSN 0120-4688.
In this paper I expose a philosophical reflection about two issues that are closely related: the first one, the ontological implications on the physical reality of space-time and, the second one, the relation between theory and experience, both of them in the context of Einstein’s special and general theory of relativity. So I have him two aims. First, I explain the realism and conventionalism debate concerning the physical reality of space-time and, second, I consider the physics theory-reality relationship. I examine these questions taking into account the Newton/Leibniz discussion on reality of the absolute space and the absolute time, and then from the relativistic view-point.
Palavras-chave : Einstein; Poincaré; space-time; realism; conventionalism; truth and empirical adequacy.