# Remarks on the Notions of General Covariance and Background Independence

@article{Giulini2007RemarksOT, title={Remarks on the Notions of General Covariance and Background Independence}, author={Domenico Giulini}, journal={Lecture Notes in Physics}, year={2007}, volume={721}, pages={105-120} }

In the first part of this paper I review some of the difficulties that seem to obstruct generally valid definitions of "general covariance" and/or "background independence" The second and more historical part deals with a rather strange argument that Einstein put forward in his 1913 "Entwurf paper" with M. Grossmann to discredit scalar theories of gravity in order to promote general covariance.

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