|Abstract||This essay considers the prospects of modeling spacetime as a phenomenon that emerges in the low-energy limit of a quantum liquid. It evaluates three examples of spacetime analogues in condensed matter systems that have appeared in the recent physics literature, indicating the extent to which they are viable, and considers what they suggest about the nature of spacetime.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Dennis Lehmkuhl (2011). Mass-Energy-Momentum: Only There Because of Spacetime? British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 62 (3):453-488.
Jill North (2009). The “Structure” of Physics. Journal of Philosophy 106 (2):57-88.
Vincent Lam (2007). The Singular Nature of Spacetime. Philosophy of Science 74 (5):712-723.
Jeremy Butterfield & Chris Isham (2001). Spacetime and the Philosophical Challenge of Quantum Gravity. In Physics Meets Philosophy at the Panck Scale. Cambridge University Press.
Jonathan Bain (2004). Theories of Newtonian Gravity and Empirical Indistinguishability. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 35 (3):345--76.
L. Q. English (2007). On the 'Emptiness' of Particles in Condensed-Matter Physics. Foundations of Science 12 (2):155-171.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads61 ( #18,749 of 722,783 )
Recent downloads (6 months)31 ( #3,879 of 722,783 )
How can I increase my downloads?