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Out of Nowhere: The emergence of spacetime from causal sets

Wuthrich, Christian and Huggett, Nick (2020) Out of Nowhere: The emergence of spacetime from causal sets. [Preprint]

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This is a chapter of the planned monograph "Out of Nowhere: The Emergence of Spacetime in Quantum Theories of Gravity", co-authored by Nick Huggett and Christian Wüthrich and under contract with Oxford University Press. (More information at www.beyondspacetime.net.) This chapter sketches how spacetime emerges in causal set theory and demonstrates how this question is deeply entangled with genuinely philosophical concerns.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Wuthrich, Christianchristian.wuthrich@unige.ch0000-0001-8774-6160
Huggett, Nick
Additional Information: 32 pages, 5 figures
Keywords: Quantum gravity, causal set theory, spacetime, emergence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Christian Wuthrich
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 20:50
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 20:50
Item ID: 18063
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 7 September 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18063

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