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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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    Abstract

    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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    Item Type: Other
    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 11:14
    Item ID: 2915
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2915

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