Maxwell gravitation

Publication Year:
2017
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13198
Author(s):
Dewar, Neil
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This paper gives an explicit presentation of Newtonian gravitation on the backdrop of Maxwell spacetime, giving a sense in which acceleration is relative in gravitational theory. However, caution is needed: assessing whether this is a robust or interesting sense of the relativity of acceleration depends upon some subtle technical issues, and upon substantive philosophical questions over how to identify the spacetime structure of a theory.