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Adversus singularitates: The ontology of space-time singularities

Romero, Gustavo E. (2013) Adversus singularitates: The ontology of space-time singularities. Foundations of Science, 18. pp. 297-306. ISSN 1233-1821

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Abstract

I argue that there are no physical singularities in space-time. Singular
space-time models do not belong to the ontology of the world, because
of a simple reason: they are concepts, defective solutions of Einstein's field
equations. I discuss the actual implication of the so-called singularity theorems.
In remarking the confusion and fog that emerge from the reification of
singularities I hope to contribute to a better understanding of the possibilities
and limits of the theory of General Relativity.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
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Romero, Gustavo E.gustavo.esteban.romero@gmail.com
Keywords: Ontology - spacetime - general relativity - singularities
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Gustavo E. Romero
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 16:06
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 16:06
Item ID: 14290
Journal or Publication Title: Foundations of Science
Publisher: Springer
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10699-012-9309-4
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 2013
Page Range: pp. 297-306
Volume: 18
ISSN: 1233-1821
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14290

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