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Relativistic Spacetime Structure

Fletcher, Samuel C. (2019) Relativistic Spacetime Structure. [Preprint]

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I survey from a modern perspective what spacetime structure there is according to the general theory of relativity, and what of it determines what else. I describe in some detail both the "standard" and various alternative answers to these questions. Besides bringing many underexplored topics to the attention of philosophers of physics and of science, metaphysicians of science, and foundationally minded physicists, I also aim to cast other, more familiar ones in a new light.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Fletcher, Samuel C.scfletch@umn.edu0000-0002-9061-8976
Additional Information: Forthcoming in "Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics," Eleanor Knox and Alastair Wilson, eds.
Keywords: Spacetime structure, Determination
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Prof. Samuel C. Fletcher
Date Deposited: 26 May 2020 22:54
Last Modified: 26 May 2020 22:54
Item ID: 17234
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 12 August 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/17234

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