Description
PHILOSOPHY OF SPACETIME AND SYMMETRY
** available as of 06/30/2021
This course explores the interpretation of spacetime theories (past, present, and perhaps future) and the role of symmetries (spacetime and otherwise) in the development and interpretation of physical theories. Topics covered may include: the debate over the reality of space and spacetime (that is, the debate between relationism and substantivalism); the relation between geometry, coordinate systems and reference frames; the modal, conceptual, and epistemic status of symmetry transformations; the relation between spacetime geometry and gravity. (Not all topics will be covered in all years.)
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2820
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus