I'm searching for references, articles and books, that discussed the geometrization of modern (and contemporary) physics, in a philosofical point of view. Something in the way that Michael Friedman did in "Space-time foundations theories" or Tian Yu Cao did in "The conceptual foundations and philosophical aspects of renormalization theory" or yet, what Roberto Torreti did in "Relativity and Geometry".


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    $\begingroup$ What is it exactly that you want to know? In other words, how would you pose your question without asking for references? $\endgroup$ – David Z Aug 20 '13 at 3:11
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    $\begingroup$ This is exactly what I want: references. I'm trying to write a project for a Ph.D application in philosophy, and the question that my advisor put for me is: how is the influence of geometrical approach on the scientific heuristic ? And if there's a way to compare the influence of analytical and geometrical approachs. With this motivation, I'm trying to problematize this in a more precise and concrete way. $\endgroup$ – gsAllan Aug 20 '13 at 3:44
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    $\begingroup$ The second "motivator" question is, of course, for the case that there's the two approachs. In many cases, they are mix, and in other there's just one of them. The main objective is study the geometrization of physics in the XX century. $\endgroup$ – gsAllan Aug 20 '13 at 4:06
  • $\begingroup$ You should better ask directly about the role and importance of geometry in modern physics, pointers to references come then in with the answer most probably without explicitely asking for them. $\endgroup$ – Dilaton Aug 20 '13 at 4:23
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, but it should be a specific question, don't just ask "what is the importance of geometry in modern physics?" It sounds like this sort of thing might be better to bring up in Physics Chat. $\endgroup$ – David Z Aug 20 '13 at 4:25