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Trans-Planckian Philosophy of Cosmology

Schneider, Mike D. (2021) Trans-Planckian Philosophy of Cosmology. [Preprint]

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I provide some philosophical groundwork for the recently proposed 'trans-Planckian censorship' conjecture in theoretical physics. In particular, I argue that structure formation in early universe cosmology is, at least as we typically understand it, autonomous with regards to quantum gravity, the high energy physics that governs the Planck regime in our universe. Trans-Planckian censorship is then seen as a means of rendering this autonomy an empirical constraint within ongoing quantum gravity research.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Schneider, Mike D.
Additional Information: Final pre-print version, accepted at Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Keywords: philosophy of cosmology, quantum gravity, trans-Planckian censorship, swampland, speculation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Depositing User: Mike D. Schneider
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2021 00:10
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2021 00:10
Item ID: 19652
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Date: October 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19652

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