Holes as regions of spacetime

The Monist 90 (3):372-378 (2007)

Gregory Fowler
University of Rochester
Joshua Spencer
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
We discuss the view that a hole is identical to the region of spacetime at which it is located. This view is more parsimonious than the view that holes are sui generus entities located at those regions surrounded by their hosts and it is more plausible than the view that there are no holes. We defend the spacetime view from several objections.
Keywords Space  Time  Spacetime  Holes  Ontology
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ISBN(s) 0026-9662
DOI 10.5840/monist200790325
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