Disregarding the 'Hole Argument'

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2014
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11687
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Roberts, Bryan W.
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Jim Weatherall has suggested that Einstein's hole argument, as presented by Earman and Norton (1987), is based on a misleading use of mathematics. I argue on the contrary that Weatherall demands an implausible restriction on how mathematics is used. The hole argument, on the other hand, is in no new danger at all.