Mathematical Responses to the Hole Argument: Then and Now
Abstract
We argue that several apparently distinct responses to the hole argument, all invoking formal or mathematical considerations, should be viewed as a unified "mathematical response". We then consider and rebut two prominent critiques of the mathematical response before reflecting on what is ultimately at issue in this literature.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 2021
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.2110.08404
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2110.08404
 Bibcode:
 2021arXiv211008404B
 Keywords:

 Physics  History and Philosophy of Physics;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology