Chapter 3: Spacetime Structuralism

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In this essay, I consider the ontological status of spacetime from the points of view of the standard tensor formalism and three alternatives: twistor theory, Einstein algebras, and geometric algebra. I briefly review how classical field theories can be formulated in each of these formalisms, and indicate how this suggests a structural realist interpretation of spacetime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-65
Number of pages29
JournalPhilosophy and Foundations of Physics
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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