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Pitts, J. Brian (2022) First-Class Constraints, Gauge Transformations, de-Ockhamization, and Triviality: Replies to Critics, Or, How (Not) to Get a Gauge Transformation from a Second-Class Primary Constraint. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2022) What Represents Space-time? And What Follows for Substantivalism vs. Relationalism and Gravitational Energy? [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2019) General Relativity, Mental Causation, and Energy Conservation. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2019) The Mind-Body Problem and Conservation Laws: The Growth of Physical Understanding? [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2019) Conservation Laws and the Philosophy of Mind: Opening the Black Box, Finding a Mirror. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2019) Cosmological Constant Λ vs. Massive Gravitons: A Case Study in General Relativity Exceptionalism vs. Particle Physics Egalitarianism. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2019) What Are Observables in Hamiltonian Einstein-Maxwell Theory? [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2017) Underconsideration in Space-time and Particle Physics. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2017) Space-time Constructivism vs. Modal Provincialism: Or, How Special Relativistic Theories Needn't Show Minkowski Chronogeometry. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2016) Einstein's Equations for Spin 2 Mass 0 from Noether's Converse Hilbertian Assertion. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2016) Einstein's Physical Strategy, Energy Conservation, Symmetries, and Stability: "but Grossmann & I believed that the conservation laws were not satisfied". [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2015) Space-time Philosophy Reconstructed via Massive Nordström Scalar Gravities? Laws vs. Geometry, Conventionality, and Underdetermination. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2014) Change in Hamiltonian General Relativity from the Lack of a Time-like Killing Vector Field. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2013) A First Class Constraint Generates Not a Gauge Transformation, But a Bad Physical Change: The Case of Electromagnetism. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2011) Irrelevant Conjunction and the Ratio Measure or Historical Skepticism. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2011) Irrelevant Conjunction and the Ratio Measure or Historical Skepticism. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2011) The Nontriviality of Trivial General Covariance: How Electrons Restrict 'Time' Coordinates, Spinors (Almost) Fit into Tensor Calculus, and 7/16 of a Tetrad Is Surplus Structure. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2009) Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2009) Gauge-Invariant Localization of Infinitely Many Gravitational Energies from All Possible Auxiliary Structures. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2009) Gauge-Invariant Localization of Infinitely Many Gravitational Energies from All Possible Auxiliary Structures. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2007) Why the Big Bang Singularity does not Help the Kalam Cosmological Argument for Theism. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2006) Absolute Objects and Counterexamples: Jones-Geroch Dust, Torretti Constant Curvature, Tetrad-Spinor, and Scalar Density. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2005) The Relevance of Irrelevance: Absolute Objects and the Jones-Geroch Dust Velocity Counterexample, with a Note on Spinors. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian (2004) Some Thoughts on Relativity and the Flow of Time: Einstein's Equations given Absolute Simultaneity. [Preprint]

Pitts, J. Brian and Schieve, W. C. (2001) Null Cones in Lorentz-Covariant General Relativity. [Preprint]

Conference or Workshop Item

Pitts, J. Brian (2016) What Are Observables in Hamiltonian Theories? Testing Definitions with Empirical Equivalence. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Frost-Arnold, Greg and Harker, David and Magnus, P. D. and Manchak, John and Norton, John and Pitts, J. Brian and Stanford, Kyle and Tulodziecki, Dana (2009) Synopsis and Discussion. Workshop: Underdetermination in Science 21-22 March, 2009. Center for Philosophy of Science. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Pitts, J. Brian (2007) Absolute Objects, Counterexamples and General Covariance. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Pitts, J. Brian (2006) The Anderson-Friedman Absolute Objects Program: Several Successes, One Difficulty. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Published Article or Volume

Pitts, J. Brian (2022) On Two Slights to Noether's First Theorem: Mental Causation and General Relativity. Rethinking the Concept of Laws of Nature: Natural Order in the Light of Contemporary Science.

Pitts, J. Brian (2020) Conservation of Energy: Missing Features in Its Nature and Justification and Why They Matter. Foundations of Science. ISSN 1233-1821

Cucu, Alin C. and Pitts, J. Brian (2019) How Dualists Should (Not) Respond to the Objection from Energy Conservation. Mind & Matter, 17 (1). pp. 95-121.

Pitts, J. Brian (2018) Equivalent Theories and Changing Hamiltonian Observables in General Relativity. Foundations of Physics.

Pitts, J. Brian (2017) Kant, Schlick and Friedman on Space, Time and Gravity in Light of Three Lessons from Particle Physics. Erkenntnis.

Pitts, J. Brian (2017) Equivalent Theories Redefine Hamiltonian Observables to Exhibit Change in General Relativity. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 34. 055008. ISSN 1361-6382, Print ISSN 0264-9381

Pitts, J. Brian (2017) Progress and Gravity: Overcoming Divisions between General Relativity and Particle Physics and between Physics and HPS. The Philosophy of Cosmology, Ch. 13. pp. 263-282.

Pitts, J. Brian (2016) Historical and Philosophical Insights about General Relativity and Space-time from Particle Physics. New Directions in Logic and the Philosophy of Science: SILFS volume 3. pp. 291-301.

Pitts, J. Brian (2014) A First Class Constraint Generates Not a Gauge Transformation, But a Bad Physical Change: The Case of Electromagnetism. Annals of Physics.

Pitts, J. Brian (2013) Time and Fermions: General Covariance vs. Ockham's Razor for Spinors. Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Time and Matter - TAM 2013. pp. 185-198. ISSN 978-961-6311-79-3

Pitts, J. Brian (2011) Permanent Underdetermination from Approximate Empirical Equivalence in Field Theory: Massless and Massive Scalar Gravity, Neutrino, Electromagnetic, Yang-Mills and Gravitational Theories. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science , 62. pp. 259-299.

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