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The End of Time?

Butterfield, Jeremy (2001) The End of Time? [Preprint]

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    I discuss Julian Barbour's Machian theories of dynamics, and his proposal that a Machian perspective enables one to solve the problem of time in quantum geometrodynamics (by saying that there is no time!). I concentrate on his recent book, The End of Time (1999). A shortened version will appear in The British Journal for Philosophy of Science}.

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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Barbour, Machianism, relationism, geometrodynamics, problem of time
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Jeremy Butterfield
    Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2001
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 104

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