Wuthrich, Christian (2008) Challenging the Spacetime Structuralist. In:  Philosophy of Science Assoc. 21st Biennial Mtg (Pittsburgh, PA) > PSA 2008 Contributed Papers.
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Structural realist interpretations of generally relativistic spacetimes have recently come to enjoy a remarkable degree of popularity among philosophers. I present a challenge to these structuralist interpretations that arises from considering cosmological models in general relativity. As a consequence of their high degree of spacetime symmetry, these models resist a structuralist interpretation. I then evaluate the various strategies available to the structuralist to react to this challenge.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Keywords:||Structural realism, spacetime structuralism, identity|
|Subjects:||General Issues > Structure of Theories|
Specific Sciences > Physics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
|Conferences and Volumes:|| Philosophy of Science Assoc. 21st Biennial Mtg (Pittsburgh, PA) > PSA 2008 Contributed Papers|
|Depositing User:||Christian Wuthrich|
|Date Deposited:||21 Oct 2008|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2010 11:17|
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