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Disregarding the 'Hole Argument'

Roberts, Bryan W. (2014) Disregarding the 'Hole Argument'. [Preprint]

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Jim Weatherall has suggested that Einstein's hole argument, as presented by Earman and Norton (1987), is based on a misleading use of mathematics. I argue on the contrary that Weatherall demands an implausible restriction on how mathematics is used. The hole argument, on the other hand, is in no new danger at all.


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Roberts, Bryan W.
Keywords: Einstein, hole argument, spacetime, substantivalism, relationism, representation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Bryan Roberts
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2015 19:02
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2015 19:02
Item ID: 11687
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11687

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