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Geometrizing Physics: Eddington's Theory of the Affine Field

Thomas Ryckman

in The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177176
eISBN:
9780199835324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177177.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

It is shown how Eddington’s 1921 generalization of Weyl’s theory of gravitation and electromagnetism stemmed from similar transcendental idealist epistemological concerns. While Eddington’s affine ... More


The Quest for a Unified Field Theory

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter addresses the question of why general relativity was perceived to be an incomplete theory by many contemporary scientists, including Einstein himself. In the formative years, general ... More


Geon Wheeler

Dean Rickles

in Covered with Deep Mist: The Development of Quantum Gravity (1916-1956)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199602957
eISBN:
9780191844393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602957.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter focuses on John Wheeler’s work on geons and geometrodynamics which would lead to many concepts and results that would be of importance to quantum gravity research - these projects, ... More


Restructuring: A Unified Liability Theory for Atrocity Speech Law

Gregory S. Gordon

in Atrocity Speech Law: Foundation, Fragmentation, Fruition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190612689
eISBN:
9780190612719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190612689.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

Chapter 11 explains that discrete fixes of individual atrocity speech offenses are not sufficient. It begins by considering the history of haphazard atrocity speech offense formulations and the ... More


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