Classical Spacetime Structure

In Eleanor Knox & Alistair Wilson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Physics (2021)
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I discuss several issues related to "classical" spacetime structure. I review Galilean, Newtonian, and Leibnizian spacetimes, and briefly describe more recent developments. The target audience is undergraduates and early graduate students in philosophy; the presentation avoids mathematical formalism as much as possible.

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