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Interpreting GR as a guideline for theory change

Linnemann, Niels (2019) Interpreting GR as a guideline for theory change. [Preprint]

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More than 100 years of applying and interpreting Einstein's theory of general relativity --- but what is next? In this essay, I explore to what extent GR itself suggests particular candidate successor theories --- or rather, to what extent the various empirical and conceptual interpretational stances one can take concerning GR do so. At a more general level, the essay thus aims at demonstrating how interpretational questions allow for systematically generating hypotheses about a successor theory to GR, and thus conceiving of in particular the theory change from GR as a well-guided process.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Linnemann, Nielsniels.linnemann@unige.ch
Keywords: theory change; theory interpretation; general relativity; quantum gravity; philosophy of discovery
Subjects: General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Niels Linnemann
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 00:43
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 00:43
Item ID: 16857
Subjects: General Issues > Operationalism/Instrumentalism
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
General Issues > Theory Change
Date: September 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16857

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