On the Mathematics and Metaphysics of the Hole Argument

The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (forthcoming)
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Abstract

We make some remarks on the mathematics and metaphysics of the hole argument, in response to a recent article in this journal by Weatherall ([2018]). Broadly speaking, we defend the mainstream philosophical literature from the claim that correct usage of the mathematics of general relativity `blocks' the argument.

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Oliver Pooley
Oxford University
James Read
Oxford University