The dynamical approach as practical geometry

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Philosophy of Science, ISSN: 0031-8248, Vol: 82, Issue: 5, Page: 1152-1162

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Stevens, Syman
University of Chicago Press
Arts and Humanities
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This article introduces Harvey Brown and Oliver Pooley’s ‘dynamical approach’ to special relativity, and argues that it may be construed as a relationalist form of Einstein’s ‘practical geometry’. This construal of the dynamical approach is shown to be compatible with related chapters of Brown’s text and also with recent descriptions of the dynamical approach by Pooley and others.