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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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    Abstract

    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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    Item Type: Other
    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 11:12
    Item ID: 1914
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1914

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