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Minkowski space-time: a glorious non-entity

Brown, Harvey R. and Pooley, Oliver (2004) Minkowski space-time: a glorious non-entity. [Preprint]

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It is argued that Minkowski space-time cannot serve as the deep structure within a ``constructive'' version of the special theory of relativity, contrary to widespread opinion in the philosophical community.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Brown, Harvey R.
Pooley, Oliver
Commentary on: Balashov, Yuri and Janssen, Michel (2002) Presentism and Relativity. [Preprint]
Keywords: explanation, inertia, length contraction, conformal structure, affine connection, principle theories, constructive theories, special relativity, space-time, Einstein, Lorentz, Bell, Friedman, Balashov, Janssen
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Oliver Pooley
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1661
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1661

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