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The structural foundations of quantum gravity

Author: Dean Rickles; Steven French; Juha Saatsi
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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What is spacetime? General relativity and quantum field theory answer this question in different ways. This collection of essays looks at the problem of uniting these two fundamental theories of our  Read more...

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Named Person: Quantum gravity.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dean Rickles; Steven French; Juha Saatsi
ISBN: 9780199269693 0199269696
OCLC Number: 70985417
Description: xii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Quantum gravity meets structuralism : interweaving relations in the foundations of physics / Dean Rickles and Steven French --
Structural realism and quantum gravity / Tian Yu Cao --
Structure, individuality, and quantum gravity / John Stachel --
Points, particles, and structural realism / Oliver Pooley --
Holism and structuralism in classical and quantum general relativity / Mauro Dorato and Massimo Pauri --
Time and structure in canonical gravity / Dean Rickles --
The case for background independence / Lee Smolin --
Quantum quandaries : a category-theoretic perspective / John Baez.
Responsibility: edited by Dean Rickles, Steven French, and Juha Saatsi.
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