Maxwell Gravitation

Philosophy of Science 85 (2):249-270 (2018)

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Neil Dewar
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
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This article gives an explicit presentation of Newtonian gravitation on the backdrop of Maxwell space-time, giving a sense in which acceleration is relative in gravitational theory. However, caution is needed: assessing whether this is a robust or interesting sense of the relativity of acceleration depends on some subtle technical issues and on substantive philosophical questions over how to identify the space-time structure of a theory.
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