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    The Shape of Space.Graham Nerlich - 1994 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a revised and updated edition of Graham Nerlich's classic book The Shape of Space. It develops a metaphysical account of space which treats it as a real and concrete entity. In particular, it shows that the shape of space plays a key explanatory role in space and spacetime theories. Arguing that geometrical explanation is very like causal explanation, Professor Nerlich prepares the ground for philosophical argument, and, using a number of novel examples, investigates how different spaces would affect (...)
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  2. What Can Geometry Explain?Graham Nerlich - 1979 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 30 (1):69-83.
  3. How Euclidean Geometry has Misled Metaphysics.Graham Nerlich - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (4):169-189.
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    Falling Branches and the Flow of Time.Graham Nerlich - 1998 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (2):309 – 316.
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    Hands, Knees, and Absolute Space.Graham Nerlich - 1973 - Journal of Philosophy 70 (12):337-351.
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    Natural Reasons: Personality and Polity.Graham Nerlich - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (162):86-93.
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    How to Make Things Have Happened.Graham Nerlich - 1979 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):1 - 22.
    Might something I do now make something have happened earlier? This paper is about an argument which concludes that I might. Some arguments about “backward causation” conclude that the world could have been the kind of place in which actions make things have happened earlier. The present argument says that it is that kind of place: that we actually are continually doing things that really make earlier things have happened. The argument is not new. It sees temporal direction as logically (...)
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    Special Relativity is Not Based on Causality.Graham Nerlich - 1982 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 33 (4):361-388.
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    Hands, Knees, and Absolute Space.Graham Nerlich - 1991 - In James Van~Cleve & Robert E. Frederick (eds.), Journal of Philosophy. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 151--172.
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    Physical Topology.Chris Mortensen & Graham Nerlich - 1978 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 7 (1):209 - 223.
  11. Incongruent Counterparts and the Reality of Space.Graham Nerlich - 2009 - Philosophy Compass 4 (3):598-613.
    Left and right hands are incongruent counterparts. Yet each replicates the intrinsic properties of the other. This suggests that differing relations to space make the difference. Kant's and Weyl's discussions of the problem are critically discussed. It emerges that spatial relationism fails to explain how its relations may be interpreted. An excursion into visual geometry explains the basis of handedness in the orientable structure of space.
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  12. Can Parts of Space Move? On Paragraph Six of Newton’s Scholium.Graham Nerlich - 2005 - Erkenntnis 62 (1):119--135.
    Paragraph 6 of Newtons Scholium argues that the parts of space cannot move. A premise of the argument – that parts have individuality only through an order of position – has drawn distinguished modern support yet little agreement among interpretations of the paragraph. I argue that the paragraph offers an a priori, metaphysical argument for absolute motion, an argument which is invalid. That order of position is powerless to distinguish one part of Euclidean space from any other has gone virtually (...)
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    Why Spacetime is Not a Hidden Cause: A Realist Story.Graham Nerlich - unknown
    : Spacetime realism requires that it is not hidden and not a cause. Its style of explanation is geometrical.
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    How Euclidean Geometry Has Misled Metaphysics.Graham Nerlich - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (4):169-189.
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    The Structure of Time.Graham Nerlich - 1982 - Philosophical Quarterly 32 (128):283-285.
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    Time and the Direction of Conditionship.Graham Nerlich - 1979 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 57 (1):3-14.
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    Can Parts of Space Move? On Paragraph Six of Newton’s Scholium.Graham Nerlich - 2005 - Erkenntnis 62 (1):119-135.
    Paragraph 6 of Newton's Scholium argues that the parts of space cannot move. A premise of the argument -- that parts have individuality only through an "order of position" -- has drawn distinguished modern support yet little agreement among interpretations of the paragraph. I argue that the paragraph offers an a priori, metaphysical argument for absolute motion, an argument which is invalid. That "order of position" is powerless to distinguish one part of Euclidean space from any other has gone virtually (...)
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    Is Curvature Intrinsic to Physical Space?Graham Nerlich - 1979 - Philosophy of Science 46 (3):439-458.
    Wesley C. Salmon (1977) has written a characteristically elegant and ingenious paper 'The Curvature of Physical Space'. He argues in it that the curvature of a space cannot be intrinsic to it. Salmon relates his view that space is affinely amorphous to Grunbaum's view (Grunbaum 1973, esp. Ch. 16 & 22) that it is metrically amorphous and acknowledges parallels between the arguments which have been offered for each opinion. I wish to dispute these conclusions on philosophical grounds quite as much (...)
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    On the One Hand: Reflections on Enantiomorphy.Graham Nerlich - 1995 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (3):432 – 443.
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    On the Sovereign Independence of Spacetime.Graham Nerlich - unknown
    ABSTRACT: Special Relativity is not a branch of electromagnetism: it does not depend on light’s having a constant, limiting speed. If the theory is true, it depends on no matter theory. Rather, very general and familiar symmetries of space and time impose the form of the Lorentz transformation on every matter theory, independently of any that obeys it. I explore this and its metaphysical consequences.
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    What Ontology Can Be About: A Spacetime Example.Graham Nerlich & Andrew Westwell-Roper - 1985 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 63 (2):127 – 142.
  22. Pragmatically Necessary Statements.Graham Nerlich - 1973 - Noûs 7 (3):247-268.
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    Values and Valuing: Speculations on the Ethical Life of Persons.Graham Nerlich - 1989 - Clarendon Press.
    This provocative book argues that people are naturally endowed with the ability to speak an articulate language and to form a culture. Language and cultural life require self-appraisal, and hence an evolution--through self-conflict--of desires into values. Nerlich demonstrates that this valuing is a natural process, one that underlies the morals of duty and obligation. He concludes that such valuing will be good only if it results in objective values that are authentic to the individual's nature and surrounding culture.
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    A Problem About Sufficient Conditions.Graham Nerlich - 1971 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 22 (2):161-170.
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    Time as Spacetime.Graham Nerlich - 2002 - In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), Questions of Time and Tense. Clarendon Press. pp. 119--34.
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    The Disappearance of Time: Kurt Gödel and the Idealistic Tradition in Philosophy.Graham Nerlich - 1996 - Philosophical Quarterly 46 (183):258-260.
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    Universals: Escaping Armstrong's Regresses.Graham Nerlich - 1976 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 54 (1):58 – 64.
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    Replies to Sklar and Earman.Graham Nerlich - 1991 - In James Van~Cleve & Robert E. Frederick (eds.), The Philosophy of Right and Left. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 257--262.
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    A Scrutiny of Reference.Graham Nerlich - 1972 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 1 (3):315 - 326.
    In many of his writings, Quine has argued that language is indeterminate in various ways. He has pursued, at length and often, an ingenious conclusion about one such way, which he sometimes calls the inscrutability of reference and, sometimes, the inscrutability of terms. It is the conclusion that one dimension of indeterminacy leaves the references of general terms unfixed among a number of alternatives; further, that no sort of scrutiny of the terms or of the occasions of their utterance could, (...)
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    Bell's 'Lorentzian Pedagogy': A Bad Education.Graham Nerlich - unknown
    Bell’s 'Lorentzian Pedagogy' has been extolled as a constructive account of the relativistic contraction of moving rods. Bell claimed advantages for teaching relativity through the older approach of Lorentz, Fitzgerald and Larmor. However, he describes the differences between their absolutist approach and the relativistic one as philosophical, and claims that the facts of physics do not force us to choose between them. Bell’s interpretation of the physics of motion contraction, and therefore of constructivist as opposed to principle approaches, is indeterminate. (...)
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  31. Can Time Be Finite?Graham Nerlich - 1981 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 62 (3):227.
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  32. EARMAN, J., GLYMOUR, C. & STACHEL, J. "Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science", Vol. VIII: "Foundations of Space-Time Theories". [REVIEW]Graham Nerlich - 1979 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 57:186.
     
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    First Page Preview.Graham Nerlich - 2007 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85 (2).
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    FRANKLIN, R. L. Freewill and Determinism. [REVIEW]Graham Nerlich - 1972 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50:76.
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    Games with Toy Spaces.Graham Nerlich - 1992 - Cogito 6 (2):61-67.
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    Holes in the Role Argument.Graham Nerlich - 1994 - In Dag Prawitz & Dag Westerståhl (eds.), Logic and Philosophy of Science in Uppsala. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 465--482.
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    J.J.C. Smart, 1920-2012.Graham Nerlich - 2013 - Philosophy Now 94:41-41.
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    Lost Opportunity: How Einstein 1916 Ingored Minkowski 1908.Graham Nerlich - unknown
    Einstein’s first survey of General Relativity is deeply flawed in its informal introductory section, Part A. He presents the salient feature of the new theory as the mere lifting of coordinate restrictions on Special Relativity rather than its being a spacetime theory of gravity. Minkowski developed a different conception of Special Relativity, independent of light and signalling, with spacetime as its immediate and principal consequence. If Einstein had begun general relativity from that basis he would have avoided the many errors (...)
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  39. Moral Reflections on Unilaterally Disarming.Graham Nerlich - 1986 - Critical Philosophy 3 (1/2):37.
     
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    On Learning From the Mistakes of Positivists.Graham Nerlich - 1989 - In Jens Erik Fenstad, Ivan Timofeevich Frolov & Risto Hilpinen (eds.), Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science Viii: Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Moscow, 1987. Sole Distributors for the U.S.A. And Canada, Elsevier Science.
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    Physical Relativity: Space-Time Structure From a Dynamical Perspective.Graham Charles Nerlich - 2006 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (4):634-636.
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    Quine's 'Real Ground'.Graham Nerlich - 1976 - Analysis 37 (1):15 - 19.
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    Reviews. [REVIEW]Graham Nerlich - 1978 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 29 (3):295-298.
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    Review: Natural Reasons. [REVIEW]Graham Nerlich - 1991 - Philosophical Quarterly 41 (162):86 - 93.
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    Review: The Present State of Realism. [REVIEW]Graham Nerlich - 1982 - Philosophical Quarterly 32 (128):272 - 279.
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  46. Space-Time Substantivalism.Graham Nerlich - 2003 - In Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics. Oxford University Press.
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    The Metaphysics of Hyperspace.Graham Nerlich - 2008 - Philosophical Review 117 (3):462-464.
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    The Nature of Space and Time.Graham Nerlich - 2001 - International Studies in Philosophy 33 (4):126-127.
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    The Present State of Realism. Reduction, Time and Reality, Ed. Richard Healby. [REVIEW]Graham Nerlich - 1982 - Philosophical Quarterly 32 (28):272-279.
  50. The Shape of Space.Graham Nerlich - 1982 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 172 (1):117-126.
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