Jay (J.B.) Kennedy is a Canadian philosopher who wrote Space, Time and Einstein.
Quotes by Jay Kennedy in Time One
Zeno’s paradoxes are very controversial and have been interpreted in many ways.
[C]hange is all around us. It takes a very subtle mind to notice that something so ordinary and common conceals, just beneath the surface, a fundamental mystery. What is change?
Physicists today are trained to calculate numbers rather than analyse conceptual arguments, and their verbal interpretations of their own theories are often unreliable.
Even today we have no deep explanation of why the speed of light is constant.
There is an old debate in philosophy about whether the world outside our minds exists at all.
At what speed does time flow? One hour per hour? Newton does not answer these questions.
E]xperiments now strongly suggest that Einstein’s most basic views on space and time were somehow wrong: that they were fruitful half-truths.
Einstein’s theory, on the other hand, does not mention reality; it merely describes relations between measurements, that is, between appearances.
To the outside world, [scientists] present science as a series of great discoveries, as smooth upwards progress towards truth. But inside science, fierce debates and controversies rage constantly.
Many of the important concepts that lie at the foundations of contemporary science were first created by philosophers.