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James Read (Oxford): “Geometry and conspiracy in relativity theory”

21 May, 5:15 pm6:45 pm

Abstract: I discuss the debate between advocates of dynamical versus geometrical approaches to spacetime theories, in the context of both special and general relativity. By distinguishing between what I call ‘individual’ versus ‘modal’ constraints, I argue—pace e.g. Brown—that there exists available a perfectly viable form of the geometrical approach.

James Read is a DPhil candidate in Philosophy at the University of Oxford.

Details

Date:
21 May
Time:
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
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Organiser

Bryan W. Roberts
Email:
b.w.roberts@lse.ac.uk

Venue

LAK 2.06
Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/