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Does String Theory Posit Extended Simples?

Baker, David John (2014) Does String Theory Posit Extended Simples? [Preprint]

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It is sometimes claimed that string theory posits a fundamental ontology including extended mereological simples, either in the form of minimum-sized regions of space or of the strings themselves. But there is very little in the actual theory to support this claim, and much that suggests it is false. Extant string theories treat space as a continuum, and strings do not behave like simples.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Baker, David Johndjbaker@umich.edu
Keywords: string theory, quantum gravity, composition, extended simples
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Depositing User: David Baker
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2014 15:01
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2014 15:01
Item ID: 11053
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Date: 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11053

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