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Where Does General Relativity Break Down?

Weatherall, James Owen (2022) Where Does General Relativity Break Down? [Preprint]

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Abstract

It is widely accepted by physicists and philosophers of physics alike that there are certain contexts in which general relativity will ``break down''. In such cases, one expects to need some as-yet undiscovered successor theory. This paper will discuss certain pathologies of general relativity that might be taken to signal that the theory is breaking down, and consider how one might expect a successor theory to do better. The upshot will be an unconventional interpretation of the ``Strong Cosmic Censorship Hypothesis''.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Weatherall, James Owenweatherj@uci.edu
Keywords: general relativity, singularities, singularity resolution, Cauchy horizons, cosmic censorship
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: James Owen Weatherall
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2022 18:39
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2022 18:39
Item ID: 20440
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 7 April 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20440

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