Pooley, Oliver and Brown, Harvey R.
Relationism Rehabilitated? I: Classical Mechanics.
The implications for the substantivalist--relationist controversy of Barbour and Bertotti's successful implementation of a Machian approach to dynamics are investigated. It is argued that in the context of Newtonian mechanics the Machian framework provides a genuinely relational interpretation of dynamics and that it is more explanatory than the conventional, substantival interpretation. In a companion paper (Pooley 2001), the implications of the Machian approach for the interpretation of relativistic physics are explored.
|Brown, Harvey R.|
||Machianism, relationism, space, spacetime, space-time, substantivalism, absolutism, Barbour, Belot
||Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
||10 Apr 2001
||07 Oct 2010 15:10
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