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    Graham Nerlich (1994). The Shape of Space. Cambridge University Press.
    This is a revised and updated edition of Graham Nerlich's classic book The Shape of Space. It develops a metaphysical account of space which treats it as a real and concrete entity. In particular, it shows that the shape of space plays a key explanatory role in space and spacetime theories. Arguing that geometrical explanation is very like causal explanation, Professor Nerlich prepares the ground for philosophical argument, and, using a number of novel examples, investigates how different spaces would affect (...)
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  2. K. W. Rankin, Bernard Mayo, G. J. Whitrow, G. C. Nerlich & T. R. Miles (1961). New Books. [REVIEW] Mind 70 (277):107-117.
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  3. Graham Nerlich (1991). How Euclidean Geometry has Misled Metaphysics. Journal of Philosophy 88 (4):169-189.
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    Graham Nerlich (1976). Quine's 'Real Ground'. Analysis 37 (1):15 - 19.
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  5. Graham Nerlich (2009). What Spacetime Explains: Metaphysical Essays on Space and Time. Cambridge University Press.
    Graham Nerlich is one of the most distinguished of contemporary philosophers of space and time. Eleven of his essays are here brought together in a carefully structured volume, which deal with ontology and methodology in relativity, variable curvature and general relativity, and time and causation. The author has provided a new general introduction and also introductions to each part to bring the discussion more up to date and draw out the general themes. The book will be welcomed by all philosophers (...)
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  6. Graham Nerlich (1973). Pragmatically Necessary Statements. Noûs 7 (3):247-268.
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  7. Graham Nerlich (2009). Incongruent Counterparts and the Reality of Space. Philosophy Compass 4 (3):598-613.
    Left and right hands are incongruent counterparts. Yet each replicates the intrinsic properties of the other. This suggests that differing relations to space make the difference. Kant's and Weyl's discussions of the problem are critically discussed. It emerges that spatial relationism fails to explain how its relations may be interpreted. An excursion into visual geometry explains the basis of handedness in the orientable structure of space.
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  8. Graham Nerlich (2004). How the Twins Do It: STR and the Clock Paradox. Analysis 64 (1):21–29.
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  9. G. C. Nerlich (1961). Unexpected Examinations and Unprovable Statements. Mind 70 (280):503-513.
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    Graham Nerlich (1979). What Can Geometry Explain? British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 30 (1):69-83.
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    Graham Nerlich, On the Sovereign Independence of Spacetime.
    ABSTRACT: Special Relativity is not a branch of electromagnetism: it does not depend on light’s having a constant, limiting speed. If the theory is true, it depends on no matter theory. Rather, very general and familiar symmetries of space and time impose the form of the Lorentz transformation on every matter theory, independently of any that obeys it. I explore this and its metaphysical consequences.
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  12. Graham Nerlich (2005). Can Parts of Space Move? On Paragraph Six of Newton's Scholium. Erkenntnis 62 (1):119--135.
    Paragraph 6 of Newtons Scholium argues that the parts of space cannot move. A premise of the argument – that parts have individuality only through an order of position – has drawn distinguished modern support yet little agreement among interpretations of the paragraph. I argue that the paragraph offers an a priori, metaphysical argument for absolute motion, an argument which is invalid. That order of position is powerless to distinguish one part of Euclidean space from any other has gone virtually (...)
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    Graham Nerlich (1998). Falling Branches and the Flow of Time. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (2):309 – 316.
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  14. Graham Nerlich (2011). The Shape of Space. Cambridge University Press.
    This is a revised and updated edition of Graham Nerlich's classic book The Shape of Space. It develops a metaphysical account of space which treats it as a real and concrete entity. In particular, it shows that the shape of space plays a key explanatory role in space and spacetime theories. Arguing that geometrical explanation is very like causal explanation, Professor Nerlich prepares the ground for philosophical argument, and, using a number of novel examples, investigates how different spaces would affect (...)
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    Graham Nerlich (1973). Hands, Knees, and Absolute Space. Journal of Philosophy 70 (12):337-351.
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    Graham Nerlich, Lost Opportunity: How Einstein 1916 Ingored Minkowski 1908.
    Einstein’s first survey of General Relativity is deeply flawed in its informal introductory section, Part A. He presents the salient feature of the new theory as the mere lifting of coordinate restrictions on Special Relativity rather than its being a spacetime theory of gravity. Minkowski developed a different conception of Special Relativity, independent of light and signalling, with spacetime as its immediate and principal consequence. If Einstein had begun general relativity from that basis he would have avoided the many errors (...)
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    Graham Nerlich (1982). Special Relativity is Not Based on Causality. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 33 (4):361-388.
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    G. C. Nerlich (1958). Sameness, Difference, and Continuity. Analysis 18 (June):144-149.
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    Graham Nerlich (1991). Hands, Knees, and Absolute Space. In James Van~Cleve & Robert E. Frederick (eds.), Journal of Philosophy. Kluwer 151--172.
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    G. Nerlich, Einstein's Genie: Spacetime Out of the Bottle.
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    Graham Nerlich, Bell's 'Lorentzian Pedagogy': A Bad Education.
    Bell’s 'Lorentzian Pedagogy' has been extolled as a constructive account of the relativistic contraction of moving rods. Bell claimed advantages for teaching relativity through the older approach of Lorentz, Fitzgerald and Larmor. However, he describes the differences between their absolutist approach and the relativistic one as philosophical, and claims that the facts of physics do not force us to choose between them. Bell’s interpretation of the physics of motion contraction, and therefore of constructivist as opposed to principle approaches, is indeterminate. (...)
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    G. C. Nerlich (1960). 'Continuity' Continued. Analysis 21 (1):22 - 24.
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    G. Nerlich (2003). Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (1):141 – 142.
    Book Information Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity. By William Lane Craig. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht. 2001. Pp. xi + 279. Hardback, £62.
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    G. Nerlich (2004). How the Twins Do It: STR and the Clock Paradox. Analysis 64 (1):21-29.
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    Graham Nerlich (2001). The Nature of Space and Time. International Studies in Philosophy 33 (4):126-127.
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    Graham Nerlich (1995). On the One Hand: Reflections on Enantiomorphy. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (3):432 – 443.
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    G. C. Nerlich (1960). Regress Arguments in Plato. Mind 69 (273):88-90.
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    Graham Nerlich (1971). A Problem About Sufficient Conditions. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 22 (2):161-170.
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    Graham Nerlich (1979). How to Make Things Have Happened. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):1 - 22.
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  30. Graham Nerlich & Ian Hinckfuss (1995). What Spacetime Explains. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 46 (3):425-435.
     
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    G. C. Nerlich & W. A. Suchting (1967). Popper on Law and Natural Necessity. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 18 (3):233-235.
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    G. Nerlich (2003). Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (2):288 – 290.
    Book Information Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time. By Theodore Sider. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 2001. Pp. xxiv + 255. £30.
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    Chris Mortensen & Graham Nerlich (1978). Physical Topology. Journal of Philosophical Logic 7 (1):209 - 223.
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    G. Nerlich, Dainton, Barry. Time and Space, 2001.
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    G. Nerlich (1965). Presupposition and Entailment. American Philosophical Quarterly 2 (1):33 - 42.
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    Graham Nerlich (2013). J.J.C. Smart, 1920-2012. Philosophy Now 94:41-41.
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  37. Graham Nerlich (2003). Space-Time Substantivalism. In Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. Oxford University Press
     
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  38. Graham Nerlich (1994). What Spacetime Explains: Metaphysical Essays on Space and Time. Cambridge University Press.
    Graham Nerlich is one of the most distinguished of contemporary philosophers of space and time. Eleven of his essays are here brought together in a carefully structured volume, which deal with ontology and methodology in relativity, variable curvature and general relativity, and time and causation. The author has provided a new general introduction and also introductions to each part to bring the discussion more up to date and draw out the general themes. The book will be welcomed by all philosophers (...)
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    Graham Nerlich (2005). Can Parts of Space Move? On Paragraph Six of Newton?S Scholium. Erkenntnis 62 (1):119-135.
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    Graham Nerlich (1979). Is Curvature Intrinsic to Physical Space? Philosophy of Science 46 (3):439-458.
    Wesley C. Salmon (1977) has written a characteristically elegant and ingenious paper 'The Curvature of Physical Space'. He argues in it that the curvature of a space cannot be intrinsic to it. Salmon relates his view that space is affinely amorphous to Grunbaum's view (Grunbaum 1973, esp. Ch. 16 & 22) that it is metrically amorphous and acknowledges parallels between the arguments which have been offered for each opinion. I wish to dispute these conclusions on philosophical grounds quite as much (...)
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    Graham Nerlich & Andrew Westwell-Roper (1985). What Ontology Can Be About: A Spacetime Example. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 63 (2):127 – 142.
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    G. Nerlich (1964). Mr. Wilson on the Paradox of Confirmation. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 42 (3):401 – 405.
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    G. J. Nerlich (1960). Editor's Note. Analysis 21 (3):24.
    Philosophy and philosophical workers play very important roles in the socialist society of the People's Republic of China. No longer is philosophy treated as an object of speculation; nor is it regarded as merely a method of applying theory. It is now considered to be a process of learning from the practical experience of the masses, a process of enriching the concrete life of the people, and a process of solving specific problems in remaking society and changing the world. Briefly (...)
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    Graham Nerlich (1989). Values and Valuing: Speculations on the Ethical Life of Persons. Clarendon Press.
    This provocative book argues that people are naturally endowed with the ability to speak an articulate language and to form a culture. Language and cultural life require self-appraisal, and hence an evolution--through self-conflict--of desires into values. Nerlich demonstrates that this valuing is a natural process, one that underlies the morals of duty and obligation. He concludes that such valuing will be good only if it results in objective values that are authentic to the individual's nature and surrounding culture.
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    Graham Nerlich (1991). Replies to Sklar and Earman. In James Van~Cleve & Robert E. Frederick (eds.), The Philosophy of Right and Left. Kluwer 257--262.
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    G. Nerlich (2008). The Metaphysics of Hyperspace. Philosophical Review 117 (3):462-464.
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    Robin Le Poidevin & Graham Nerlich (1996). What Spacetime Explains: Metaphysical Essays on Space and Time.The Shape of Space. Philosophical Quarterly 46 (182):127.
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    Graham Nerlich (1979). Time and the Direction of Conditionship. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 57 (1):3 – 14.
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    Graham Nerlich (1979). Time and the Direction of Conditionship. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 57 (1):3-14.
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    G. Nerlich, Physical Relativity: Space-Time Structure From a Dynamical Perspective by Brown, Harvey R.
    The article reviews several books including "Varieties of Meaning: The 2002 Jean Nicod Lectures," by Millikan, Ruth Garrett, "Value, Reality, and Desire," by Oddie, Graham and "Physical Relatively: Space-time Structure from a Dynamical Perspective," by Brown, Harvey R.
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