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On the Emergence of Time in Quantum Gravity

Butterfield, Jeremy and Isham, Chris (1999) On the Emergence of Time in Quantum Gravity. UNSPECIFIED.


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We discuss from a philosophical perspective the way in which the normal concept of time might be said to `emerge' in a quantum theory of gravity. After an introduction, we briefly discuss the notion of emergence, without regard to time (Section 2). We then introduce the search for a quantum theory of gravity (Section 3); and review some general interpretative issues about space, time and matter (Section 4). We then discuss the emergence of time in simple quantum geometrodynamics, and in the Euclidean approach (Section 5). Section 6 concludes

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Butterfield, Jeremy
Isham, Chris
Keywords: quantum gravity; emergence; quantum geometrodynamics; general relativity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Depositing User: Jeremy Butterfield
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1914
Public Domain: No

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