Adversus Singularitates: The Ontology of Space–Time Singularities

@article{Romero2012AdversusST,
  title={Adversus Singularitates: The Ontology of Space–Time Singularities},
  author={G. E. Romero},
  journal={Foundations of Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={297-306}
}
  • G. E. Romero
  • Published 2012
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • Foundations of Science
I argue that there are no physical singularities in space–time. Singular space–time models do not belong to the ontology of the world, because of a simple reason: they are concepts, defective solutions of Einstein’s field equations. I discuss the actual implication of the so-called singularity theorems. In remarking the confusion and fog that emerge from the reification of singularities I hope to contribute to a better understanding of the possibilities and limits of the theory of general… Expand
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