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The Dynamical Approach as Practical Geometry

Stevens, Syman (2014) The Dynamical Approach as Practical Geometry. [Preprint]

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This article introduces Harvey Brown and Oliver Pooley’s ‘dynamical approach’ to special relativity, and argues that it may be construed as a relationalist form of Einstein’s ‘practical geometry’. This construal of the dynamical approach is shown to be compatible with related chapters of Brown’s text and also with recent descriptions of the dynamical approach by Pooley and others.


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Stevens, Syman
Additional Information: This is a pre-print version of an article published in Philosophy of Science, which can be found at the URL above. It includes one more section than the published version (§4: On Rigid Bodies and Practical Geometry), and several more references and cross-references, which were cut due to a word limit.
Subjects: General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Dr. Syman Stevens
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 04:06
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 04:06
Item ID: 12887
Subjects: General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 28 February 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12887

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