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Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale

callender, craig and huggett, nicholas (2001) Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale. [Preprint]


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This is the table of contents and first chapter of Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale (Cambridge University Press, 2001), edited by Craig Callender and Nick Huggett. The chapter discusses the question of why there should be a theory of quantum gravity. We tackle arguments that purport to show that the gravitational field *must* be quantized. We then introduce various programs in quantum gravity and discuss areas where quantum gravity and philosophy seem to have something to say to each other.

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Item Type: Preprint
callender, craig
huggett, nicholas
Keywords: quantum gravity quantum mechanics general relativity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Craig Callender
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2001
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:10
Item ID: 213

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