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Mirror Symmetry: What is it for Relational Space to be Orientable?

Huggett, Nick (2002) Mirror Symmetry: What is it for Relational Space to be Orientable? [Preprint]

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    As Pooley (2001) explains, the challenge of giving a relational account of orientability (and topology more generally) is not an easy one. This paper criticizes Pooley's and other proposals, raises a range of problems for the project, and then proposes a novel way for the relationist to understand not only topology, but also the geometry of space. This proposal is the `regularity account' since it claims that geometry and topology supervene on the regular ways in which relations evolve.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Commentary on: Pooley, Oliver(2001) Handedness, parity violation, and the reality of space. [Preprint]
    Keywords: space, spacetime, geometry, symmetry, mirror symmetry, chirality, orientability, topology, relationism, laws of nature
    Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    Conferences and Volumes: [2001] Symmetries in Physics, New Reflections: Oxford Workshop (Oxford, January 2001)
    Depositing User: Nick Huggett
    Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 767
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/767

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