Fifty Million Elvis Fans Can’t be Wrong

Noûs:946-981 (2018)
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This essay revisits some classic problems in the philosophy of space and time concerning the counting of possibilities. I argue that we should think that two Newtonian worlds can differ only as to when or where things happen and that general relativistic worlds can differ in something like the same way—the first of these theses being quaintly heterodox, the second baldly heretical, according to the mores of contemporary philosophy of physics.

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Gordon Belot
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


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