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Eintein Algebras and the Hole Argument

Bain, Jonathan (2002) Eintein Algebras and the Hole Argument. [Preprint]

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Einstein algebras have been suggested (Earman 1989) and rejected (Rynasiewicz 1992) as a way to avoid the hole argument against spacetime substantivalism. In this article, I debate their merits and faults. In particular, I suggest that a gauge-invariant interpretation of Einstein algebras that avoids the hole argument can be associated with one approach to quantizing gravity, and, for this reason, is at least as well motivated as sophisticated substantivalist and relationalist interpretations of the standard tensor formalism.

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Item Type: Preprint
Bain, Jonathan
Keywords: Relativity Theory, Physics
Depositing User: Program Committee
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2003
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:11
Item ID: 1052
Date: 2002

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