Matias Slavov

Affiliation: 

University of Jyväskylä

Hume and Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity

In the 14th of December, 1915, Einstein wrote a letter to Schlick where he declared that it was “Mach, and, even more, Hume, whose Treatise of Human Nature I studied with passion and admiration shortly before discovering the [special] theory of relativity. Very possibly, I wouldn't have come to the solution without those philosophical studies.”