Did Einstein stumble? The debate over general covariance

Erkenntnis 42 (2):223 - 245 (1995)
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The objection that Einstein's principle of general covariance is not a relativity principle and has no physical content is reviewed. The principal escapes offered for Einstein's viewpoint are evaluated.

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John D. Norton
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