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    Epistemic Holes and Determinism in Classical General Relativity
    British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 71 (3): 1093-1111. 2020.
    Determinism fails easily if spacetimes with points removed from the spacetime manifold are taken to be physically reasonable representations of a way the world could be according to classical general relativity. I discuss a recently proposed condition for determining which spacetimes have holes—epistemic hole freeness—and show that epistemic hole freeness gives the correct verdict in some non-globally hyperbolic spacetimes with a closed subset removed, certain spacetimes with genuinely indetermi…Read more
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    Some Other “No Hole” Spacetimes Properties Are Unstable Too
    Foundations of Physics 50 (5): 379-384. 2020.
    Two interesting “no hole” spacetime properties, not being future nakedly singular) are unstable in the fine topology.
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    Relativistic spacetimes and definitions of determinism
    European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9 (2): 24. 2019.
    I discuss candidates for definitions of determinism in the context of general relativistic spacetimes, and argue that a definition which does not make recourse to any particular region of spacetime should be preferred over alternatives; one such notion is discussed in detail in the light of various physical examples. The emerging picture of determinism is a pluralist one: sometimes there is no unique way of making our intuitive concept of determinism precise. Instead, what is crucial for assessm…Read more
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    Relativistic spacetimes and definitions of determinism
    European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9 (2): 1-14. 2019.
    I discuss candidates for definitions of determinism in the context of general relativistic spacetimes, and argue that a definition which does not make recourse to any particular region of spacetime should be preferred over alternatives; one such notion is discussed in detail in the light of various physical examples. The emerging picture of determinism is a pluralist one: sometimes there is no unique way of making our intuitive concept of determinism precise. Instead, what is crucial for assessm…Read more
  • Relativistic spacetimes and definitions of determinism
    European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9 (2): 1-14. 2019.
    I discuss candidates for definitions of determinism in the context of general relativistic spacetimes, and argue that a definition which does not make recourse to any particular region of spacetime should be preferred over alternatives; one such notion is discussed in detail in the light of various physical examples. The emerging picture of determinism is a pluralist one: sometimes there is no unique way of making our intuitive concept of determinism precise. Instead, what is crucial for assessm…Read more