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  1. Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieks: Singularities and Acausalities in Relativistic Spacetimes.Craig Callender & John Earman - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (1):142.
    For much of this century, philosophers hoped that Einstein’s general theory of relativity would play the role of physician to philosophy. Its development would positively influence the philosophy of methodology and confirmation, and its ontology would answer many traditional philosophical debates—for example, the issue of spacetime substantivalism. In physics, by contrast, the attitude is increasingly that GTR itself needs a physician. The more we learn about GTR the more we discover how odd are the spacetimes that it allows. Not only (...)
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  • Space, Time and Spacetime.L. Sklar - 1976 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 172 (3):545-555.
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  • On Explanations in Physics.James Owen Weatherall - unknown
    I offer one possible explanation of why inertial and gravitational mass are equal in Newtonian gravitation. I then argue that the explanation given is an example of a kind of explanation that is not captured by standard philosophical accounts of scientific explanation. Moreover, this form of explanation is particularly important, at least in physics, because demands for this kind of explanation are used to motivate and shape research into the next generation of physical theories.
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  • Space, Time and Spacetime.David Malament - 1976 - Journal of Philosophy 73 (11):306-323.
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  • Time Travel and Time Machines.Chris Smeenk & Christian Wuthrich - 2009 - In Craig Callender (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 577-630.
    This paper is an enquiry into the logical, metaphysical, and physical possibility of time travel understood in the sense of the existence of closed worldlines that can be traced out by physical objects. We argue that none of the purported paradoxes rule out time travel either on grounds of logic or metaphysics. More relevantly, modern spacetime theories such as general relativity seem to permit models that feature closed worldlines. We discuss, in the context of Gödel's infamous argument for the ideality (...)
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  • Theories of Newtonian Gravity and Empirical Indistinguishability.Jonathan Bain - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 35 (3):345--76.
    In this essay, I examine the curved spacetime formulation of Newtonian gravity known as Newton–Cartan gravity and compare it with flat spacetime formulations. Two versions of Newton–Cartan gravity can be identified in the physics literature—a ‘‘weak’’ version and a ‘‘strong’’ version. The strong version has a constrained Hamiltonian formulation and consequently a well-defined gauge structure, whereas the weak version does not (with some qualifications). Moreover, the strong version is best compared with the structure of what Earman (World enough and spacetime. (...)
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  • Foundations of Space-Time Theories.Michael Friedman - 1987 - Noûs 21 (4):595-601.
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  • World Enough and Space‐Time: Absolute Versus Relational Theories of Space and Time.Robert Toretti & John Earman - 1989 - Philosophical Review 101 (3):723.
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  • Physical Relativity: Space–Time Structure From a Dynamical Perspective.Harvey Brown - 2005 - Philosophy 82 (321):498-503.
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  • Foundations of Space-Time Theories.Robert Weingard - 1986 - Philosophy of Science 53 (2):286-299.
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  • Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieks: Singularities and Acausalities in Relativistic Spacetimes. Earman - 1995 - Oxford University Press.
    Indeed, this is the first serious book-length study of the subject by a philosopher of science.
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  • On the Status of the Geodesic Principle in Newtonian and Relativistic Physics.James Owen Weatherall - 2011 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 42 (4):276-281.
    A theorem due to Bob Geroch and Pong Soo Jang ["Motion of a Body in General Relativity." Journal of Mathematical Physics 16, ] provides a sense in which the geodesic principle has the status of a theorem in General Relativity. I have recently shown that a similar theorem holds in the context of geometrized Newtonian gravitation [Weatherall, J. O. "The Motion of a Body in Newtonian Theories." Journal of Mathematical Physics 52, ]. Here I compare the interpretations of these two (...)
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  • On Efficient "Time Travel" in Gödel Spacetime.John Byron Manchak - unknown
    Here, we show that one may "time travel" in Gödel spacetime with less total acceleration than was previously known. This answers a question posed by Malament.
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  • A Paradox in Newtonian Gravitation Theory.John D. Norton - 1992 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:412 - 420.
    Newtonian cosmology is logically inconsistent. I show its inconsistency in a rigorous but simple and qualitative demonstration. "Logic driven" and "content driven" methods of controlling logical anarchy are distinguished.
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  • Theories of Newtonian Gravity and Empirical Indistinguishability.Jonathan Bain - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 35 (3):345-376.
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  • The Epistemology of Geometry.Clark Glymour - 1977 - Noûs 11 (3):227-251.
    Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of J STOR’s Terms and Conditions of Use, available at http://www.jstor.org/about/terms.html. J STOR’s Terms and Conditions of Use provides, in part, that unless you have obtained prior permission, you may not download an entire issue of a journal or multiple copies of articles, and you may use content in the JSTOR archive only for your personal, non—commercial use.
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  • On the Paradoxical Time-Structures of Gödel.Howard Stein - 1970 - Philosophy of Science 37 (4):589-601.
    Gödel's conclusion that time-travel is possible in his models of Einstein's gravitational theory has been questioned by Chandrasekhar and Wright, and treated as doubtful in the recent philosophical literature. The present note is intended to remove this doubt: a review of Gödel's construction shows that his arguments are entirely correct; and the objection is seen to rest upon a misunderstanding. Computational points treated succinctly by Gödel are here presented in fuller detail. The philosophical significance of Gödel's results is briefly considered, (...)
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  • .Jeremy Butterfield & John Earman - 1977
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  • Newtonian Space-Time.Howard Stein - 1967 - Texas Quarterly 10:174--200.
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  • Foundations and Current Problems of General Relativity (Notes by Graham Dixon, Petros Florides and Gerald Lemmer).Andrzej Trautman - 1965 - In A. Trautman (ed.), Lectures on General Relativity. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall. pp. 1--1.
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