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Belot, Gordon (2017) Fifty Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong. [Preprint]

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This essay revisits some classic problems in the philosophy of space and time concerning the counting of possibilities. I argue that we should think that two Newtonian worlds can differ only as to when or where things happen and that general relativistic worlds can differ in something like the same way---the first of these theses being quaintly heterodox, the second baldly heretical, according to the mores of contemporary philosophy of physics.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Belot, Gordon
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Noûs
Keywords: space, time, general relativity, hole argument, haecceitism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Gordon Belot
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2017 16:12
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2017 16:12
Item ID: 12779
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 27 January 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12779

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