On the Reality of Minkowski Space

@article{Petkov2006OnTR,
  title={On the Reality of Minkowski Space},
  author={V. Petkov},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  year={2006},
  volume={37},
  pages={1499-1502}
}
  • V. Petkov
  • Published 9 October 2006
  • Physics, Philosophy
  • Foundations of Physics
Abstract Should physicists deal with the question of the reality of Minkowski space (or any relativistic spacetime)? It is argued that they should since this is a question about the dimensionality of the world at the macroscopic level and it is physics that should answer it.  
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