Excerpt from The General Principle of Relativity: In Its Philosophical, and Historical Aspect It may seem a bold undertaking on the part of one who can claim acquaintance with the higher mathematics and familiarity with the experimental work of the physical laboratory, to propose to interpret a principle which is the practical concern only of the mathematician and physicist. It needs apology, however, for though the principle of relativity has been formulated by mathematicians and physicists purely as a working principle in mathematics and physics, the particular concepts with which it deals - space, time and movement - are metaphysical, and the essential concern of philosophy. In this account of the principle of relativity I have dealt only with the philosophical and historical aspect of the problem. I have tried to expound the reformed concepts of space and time and movement which are the justification and the foundation of the new working formulae. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.