David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Basic Books (1999)
Nothingness addresses one of the most puzzling problems of physics and philosophy: Does empty space have an existence independent of the matter within it? Is "empty space" really empty, or is it an ocean seething with the creation and destruction of virtual matter? With crystal-clear prose and more than 100 cleverly rendered illustrations, physicist Henning Genz takes the reader from the metaphysical speculations of the ancient Greek philosophers, through the theories of Newton and the early experiments of his contemporaries, right up to the current theories of quantum physics and cosmology to give us the story of one of the most fundamental and puzzling areas of modern physics and philosophy.
|Keywords||Physics Philosophy Nothing (Philosophy Metaphysics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$8.79 new (61% off) $14.64 direct from Amazon (34% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||QC6.G35913 2001|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Ignazio Licata (2010). Almost‐Anywhere Theories: Reductionism and Universality of Emergence. Complexity 15 (6):11-19.
Similar books and articles
Robert DiSalle (2006). Understanding Space-Time: The Philosophical Development of Physics From Newton to Einstein. Cambridge University Press.
Roy A. Sorensen (2005). The Ethics of Empty Worlds. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83 (3):349 – 356.
Louise Richardson (2010). Seeing Empty Space. European Journal of Philosophy 18 (2):227-243.
F. E. Close (2007/2009). Nothing: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Simon Saunders & Harvey R. Brown (eds.) (1991). The Philosophy of Vacuum. Oxford University Press.
Patrick Suppes (1973). Space, Time and Geometry. Boston,Reidel.
Clare Mac Cumhaill (2011). Specular Space. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (3pt3):487-495.
Max Jammer (1993). Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics. Dover Publications.
F. E. Close (2010). The Void. Sterling.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads3 ( #313,528 of 1,140,117 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #88,260 of 1,140,117 )
How can I increase my downloads?