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Comments on Sklar's ``Barbour's Relationist Metric of Time''

Pooley, Oliver (2004) Comments on Sklar's ``Barbour's Relationist Metric of Time''. UNSPECIFIED.


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Julian Barbour's approach to dynamics is reviewed. With a particular focus on questions of explanation and confirmation, the approach is contrasted with standard formulations of dynamics. This paper expands upon my commentary on Lawrence Sklar's paper at the Philosophy of Time Society meeting at the APA's Central Division meeting in Chicago, April 2004. Although a commentary, the current paper is comprehensible without reference to Sklar's paper.

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Pooley, Oliver
Additional Information: This is a corrected version of a paper that was originally printed in Chronos: Proceedings of the Philosophy of Time Society 6 (2003–4): 77–86.
Keywords: Relationalism, Relationism, Substantivalism, Barbour, Sklar, inertial structure, temporal metric
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Oliver Pooley
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:14
Item ID: 2915

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