Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale
Contemporary Theories in Quantum Gravity
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Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale by Craig Callender
Book DescriptionThe greatest challenge in fundamental physics is how quantum mechanics and general relativity can be reconciled in a theory of 'quantum gravity'. The project suggests a profound revision of our notions of space, time and matter, and so has become a key topic of debate and collaboration between physicists and philosophers. This volume collects classic and original contributions from leading experts in both fields for a provocative discussion of all the issues. This volume contains accessible introductions to the main and less well known approaches to quantum gravity. It includes exciting topics such as the fate of spacetime in various theories, the so-called 'problem of time' in canonical quantum gravity, black hole thermodynamics, and the relationship between the interpretation of quantum theory and quantum gravity. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the profound implications of trying to marry the two most important theories in physics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521662802
(253mm x 177mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Craig Callender
Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time, Paperback (September 2013)
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Introducing Time, Paperback (May 2010)
What is time? The 5th-century philosopher St Augustine famously said that he knew what time was, so long as no one asked him. Is time a fourth dimension similar to space or does it flow in some sense? And if it flows, does it make sense to say how fast? Does the future exist? Is time travel possible? This work deals with such questions.
Time, Reality and Experience, Paperback (August 2002)
Collection of original essays by leading philosophers on a range of questions about time.
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Was the first book to examine the exciting area of overlap between philosophy and quantum mechanics with chapters by leading experts from around the world.
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