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Time in quantum gravity

Huggett, Nick and Vistarini, Tiziana and Wuthrich, Christian (2012) Time in quantum gravity. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Quantum gravity--the marriage of quantum physics with general relativity--is bound to contain deep and important lessons for the nature of physical time. Some of these lessons shall be canvassed here, particularly as they arise from quantum general relativity and string theory and related approaches. Of particular interest is the question of which of the intuitive aspects of time will turn out to be fundamental, and which 'emergent' in some sense.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Huggett, Nick
Vistarini, Tiziana
Wuthrich, Christianwuthrich@ucsd.edu
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Adrian Bardon and Heather Dyke (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Time
Keywords: quantum gravity, problem of time, quantum general relativity, string theory, noncommutative spacetime, metaphysics of space, metaphysics of time, causation
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Christian Wuthrich
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 11:57
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 11:59
Item ID: 9017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9017

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