Time and Structure in Canonical Gravity

In Dean Rickles, Steven French & Juha T. Saatsi (eds.), The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity. Clarendon Press (2006)
In this paper I wish to make some headway on understanding what \emph{kind} of problem the ``problem of time'' is, and offer a possible resolution---or, rather, a new way of understanding an old resolution. The response I give is a variation on a theme of Rovelli's \emph{evolving constants of motion} strategy. I argue that by giving correlation strategies a \emph{structuralist} basis, a number of objections to the standard account can be blunted. Moreover, I show that the account I offer provides a suitable ontology for time in both classical and quantum canonical general relativity
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Dean Rickles (2005). A New Spin on the Hole Argument. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 36 (3):415-434.
Dean Rickles (2005). Interpreting Quantum Gravity. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 36 (4):691-715.
J. Brian Pitts (2014). Change in Hamiltonian General Relativity From the Lack of a Time-Like Killing Vector Field. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 47:68-89.

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