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Einstein Algebras and the Hole Argument JONATHAN BAIN
 

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Einstein Algebras and the Hole Argument
JONATHAN BAIN
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Polytechnic University
6 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 260-3688 office
jbain@duke.poly.edu
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Einstein Algebras and the Hole Argument
ABSTRACT. Einstein algebras have been suggested (Earman 1989) and rejected (Rynasiewicz
1992) as a way to avoid the hole argument against spacetime substantivalism. In this article, I
debate their merits and faults. In particular, I suggest that a gauge-invariant interpretation of
Einstein algebras that avoids the hole argument can be associated with one approach to
quantizing gravity, and, for this reason, is at least as well motivated as sophisticated
substantivalist and relationalist interpretations of the standard tensor formalism.
1. Introduction

  

Source: Aronov, Boris - Department of Computer and Information Science, Polytechnic University

 

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