I critique three a priori claims present in the literature on the foundations of spacetime theories:---
1. Spacetime structure has is chronogeometric significance necessarily.
2. The only candidates for representing physical quantities are objects which can be specified in a coordinate-independent manner.
3. Symmetry- and duality-related models of physical theories may be regarded ab initio as being physically equivalent.
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