Minkowski space-time: A glorious non-entity

In Dennis Dieks (ed.), The Ontology of Spacetime. Elsevier. pp. 67--89 (2004)
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It is argued that Minkowski space-time cannot serve as the deep structure within a ``constructive'' version of the special theory of relativity, contrary to widespread opinion in the philosophical community.

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Oliver Pooley
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