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On Einstein Algebras and Relativistic Spacetimes

Rosenstock, Sarita and Barrett, Thomas William and Weatherall, James Owen (2015) On Einstein Algebras and Relativistic Spacetimes. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In this paper, we examine the relationship between general relativity and the theory of Einstein algebras. We show that according to a formal criterion for theoretical equivalence recently proposed by Halvorson (2012, 2015) and Weatherall (2015), the two are equivalent theories.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Rosenstock, Saritarosensts@uci.edu
Barrett, Thomas Williamthomaswb@princeton.edu
Weatherall, James Owenweatherj@uci.edu
Keywords: general relativity, Einstein algebras, substantivalism, relationism, categorical equivalence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: James Owen Weatherall
Date Deposited: 31 May 2015 16:35
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 13:10
Item ID: 11491
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 2015
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11491

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