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General Covariance, Gauge Theories and the Kretschmann Objection.

Norton, John D. (2001) General Covariance, Gauge Theories and the Kretschmann Objection. [Preprint]

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Abstract

How can we reconcile two claims that are now both widely accepted: Kretschmann's claim that a requirement of general covariance is physically vacuous and the standard view that the general covariance of general relativity expresses the physically important diffeomorphism gauge freedom of general relativity? I urge that both claims can be held without contradiction if we attend to the context in which each is made.


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Norton, John D.
Keywords: Einstein Kretschmann Covariance Relativity Gauge
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: John Norton
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2001
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:10
Item ID: 380
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/380

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