Conventionality and Relationality in Relativistic Space-Time

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Alemañ Berenguer, R. A. (2012). Conventionality and Relationality in Relativistic Space-Time. Revista Colombiana De Filosofía De La Ciencia, 12(24).


The actual information concerning the geometric structure of the world, i.e. the
structure of spacetime that is conveyed to us through the theory of general relativity,
is discussed. Different proposals related to several philosophical schools (coventionalism,
empiricism, etc.) are dealt with. The conclusion —still open to further
debate— seems to point to the fact that although space-time has an objective existence,
its metric shows a relational or non-absolute character.


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