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Title: On certain a priori claims in the foundations of spacetime theories
Author: Read, James
ISNI:       0000 0004 7653 165X
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2018
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I critique three a priori claims present in the literature on the foundations of spacetime theories:--- 1. Spacetime structure has is chronogeometric significance necessarily. 2. The only candidates for representing physical quantities are objects which can be specified in a coordinate-independent manner. 3. Symmetry- and duality-related models of physical theories may be regarded ab initio as being physically equivalent.
Supervisor: Brown, Harvey ; Pooley, Oliver Sponsor: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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