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General Covariance, Gauge Theories and the Kretschmann Objection

Norton, John D. (2001) General Covariance, Gauge Theories and the Kretschmann Objection. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

How can we reconcile two claims that are now both widely accepted: Kretschmann's claim that a requirement of general covariance is physically vacuous and the standard view that the general covariance of general relativity expresses the physically important diffeomorphism gauge freedom of general relativity? I urge that both claims can be held without contradiction if we attend to the context in which each is made.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Norton, John D.jdnorton@pitt.eduJDNORTON
Date: 2001
Date Type: Publication
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History and Philosophy of Science
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Einstein, Kretschmann, Covariance, Relativity, Gauge
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2009 19:36
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:11
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2748

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