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On the Mathematics and Metaphysics of the Hole Argument

Pooley, Oliver and Read, James (2021) On the Mathematics and Metaphysics of the Hole Argument. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We make some remarks on the mathematics and metaphysics of the hole argument, in response to a recent article in this journal by Weatherall ([2018]). Broadly speaking, we defend the mainstream philosophical literature from the claim that correct usage of the mathematics of general relativity `blocks' the argument.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Pooley, Oliveroliver.pooley@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Read, Jamesjames.read@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Additional Information: Forthcoming in British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Keywords: General relativity; hole argument; representational capacities; mathematical structuralism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Dr. James Read
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2021 23:43
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2021 23:43
Item ID: 19774
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 31 October 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19774

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