The Philosophy of Vacuum

Oxford University Press (1991)
Abstract
The vacuum is fast emerging as the central structure of modern physics. This collection brings together philosophically-minded specialists who engage these issues in the context of classical gravity, quantum electrodynamics, and the grand unification program. The vacuum emerges as the synthesis of concepts of space, time, and matter; in the context of relativity and the quantum this new synthesis represents a structure of the most intricate and novel complexity. This book is a work in modern metaphysics, in which the concepts of substance and space interweave in the most intangible of forms, the background and context of our physical experience: vacuum, void, or nothingness.
Keywords Vacuum  Physics Philosophy  Metaphysics
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Call number QC166.P47 1991
ISBN(s) 0198244495   9780198244493
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