Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/459
Author(s):
Saunders, Simon
artifact description
Leibniz's principle of identity of indiscernibles, formulated in modern logical terms, can be applied in a uniform way to all the exact physical symmetries, including the diffeomorphism group of general relativity. The framework that results is a form of relationalism, although it is not wedded to any reductionist program. Objections to near neighbours of these claims, by Stachel and Earman respectively, are considered and rejected.