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Symmetry, Structure, and Spacetime

Symmetry, Structure, and Spacetime

by Dean Rickles


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780444531162
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 11/26/2007
Series: Philosophy and Foundations of Physics Series , #3
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 0.56(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

About the Author

Dean Rickles's main research interests lie in the general area of philosophy of physics, especially quantum gravity. He recently coedited a book on The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity (Oxford University Press, 2006) and has a forthcoming edited philosophy of physics textbook: The Ashgate Companion to the New Philosophy of Physics (Ashgate, 2008).

Table of Contents

1 Interpretation and Formalism
2 Space and Time in the Leibniz-Clarke Debate
3 The Interpretation of Gauge Symmetries
4 Spacetime in General Relativity
5 Responding to the Hole Problem
6 What is an Observable In General Relativity?
7 Time, Change, and Gauge
8 Symmetry and Ontology
9 Structuralism and Symmetry

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