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On the (In?)Stability of Spacetime Inextendibility

Manchak, JB (2022) On the (In?)Stability of Spacetime Inextendibility. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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Leibnizian metaphysics underpins the near universally held view that spacetime must be inextendible – that it must be “as large as it can be” in a sense. But here we demonstrate a surprising fact within the context of general relativity: the property of inextendibility turns out to be unstable when attention is restricted to certain collections of “physically reasonable” spacetimes.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: Leibniz, Spacetime, Maximality, Inextendibility, Stability
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: John Byron Manchak
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2022 03:33
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2022 03:33
Item ID: 21270
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: October 2022

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