Paper: “Challenging the Spacetime Structuralist”

by Christian Wüthrich

Philosophy of Science 76 (2009): 1039-1051.

Online available at the journal site; an older version is available at the PhilSci Archive.

Abstract:
Structural realist interpretations of generally relativistic spacetimes have recently come to enjoy a remarkable degree of popularity among philosophers. I present a challenge to these structuralist interpretations that arises from considering cosmological models in general relativity. As a consequence of their high degree of spacetime symmetry, these models resist a structuralist interpretation. I then evaluate the various strategies available to the structuralist to react to this challenge.

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