Clocks and chronogeometry: Rotating spacetimes and the relativistic null hypothesis

British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (4):1287-1317 (2018)
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Recent work in the physics literature demonstrates that, in particular classes of rotating spacetimes, physical light rays in general do not traverse null geodesics. Having presented this result, we discuss its philosophical significance, both for the clock hypothesis, and for the operational meaning of the metric field.



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James Read
Oxford University
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University of Geneva