Historical and Philosophical Aspects of the Einstein World

  title={Historical and Philosophical Aspects of the Einstein World},
  author={Cormac O’Raifeartaigh},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
This article presents a brief review of some historical and philosophical aspects of Einstein's 1917 paper 'Cosmological Considerations in the General Theory of Relativity', a landmark work that denoted the starting point of modern theoretical cosmology. Our presentation includes a discussion of Einstein's early views of issues such as the relativity of inertia, the curvature of space and the cosmological constant. Particular attention is paid to lesser-known aspects of Einstein's paper such as… Expand
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