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Why Einstein did not believe that general relativity geometrizes gravity

Abstract: I argue that, contrary to folklore, Einstein never really cared for geometrizing the gravitational or (subsequently) the electromagnetic field; indeed, he thought that the very statement that General Relativity geometrizes gravity “is not saying anything at all”. Instead, I shall show that Einstein saw the “unification” of inertia and gravity as one of the major achievements of General Relativity. Interestingly, Einstein did not locate this unification in the field equations but in his interpretation of the geodesic equation, the law of motion of test particles.

Publication status:PublishedPeer Review status:Peer reviewedVersion:Accepted ManuscriptNotes:Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 46, Part B, (May 2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2013.08.002€

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Journal: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physicssee more from them

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Copyright Date: 2013

pages:316–326Identifiers

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Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2013.08.002

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Language: en

Version: Accepted ManuscriptSubjects: Philosopy of physics Philosophy of science

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Author: Dennis Lehmkuhl - institutionUniversity of Oxford facultyFaculty of Philosophy - - - - Bibliographic Details Publisher: Elsevier

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