Philosophy Compass 12 (3):e12405 (2017)

Abstract
This is a nontechnical overview of how various approaches to quantum gravity suggest modifications to the way we conceptualize space and time. A theory of quantum gravity is needed to reconcile quantum physics with general relativity, our best theory for gravity. The most popular approaches to quantum gravity are string theory and loop quantum gravity. So far, no approach has been empirically successful, and there is no commonly accepted theory. Thus, the conclusions presented here are tentative. Many approaches suggest that space and time—or perhaps, it is better to talk about spacetime—might not be fundamental. Various views on how to think about time in quantum gravity are briefly presented.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/phc3.12405
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,436
External links

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

Emergent Spacetime and Empirical (in) Coherence.Nick Huggett & Christian Wüthrich - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (3):276-285.
Target Space ≠ Space.Nick Huggett - 2017 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 59:81-88.

View all 12 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Priority Monism Beyond Spacetime.Baptiste Le Bihan - 2018 - Metaphysica 19 (1):95-111.
Duality and Ontology.Baptiste Le Bihan & James Read - 2018 - Philosophy Compass 13 (12):e12555.
String Theory, Loop Quantum Gravity and Eternalism.Baptiste Le Bihan - 2020 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 10:17.
Experimental Philosophy on Time.James Norton - 2021 - Philosophy Compass (11).
Time, Physics, and Philosophy: It’s All Relative.Sam Baron - 2018 - Philosophy Compass 13 (1):e12466.

View all 8 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Quantum Concepts in Space and Time.Roger Penrose & C. J. Isham (eds.) - 1986 - New York ;Oxford University Press.
Does Time Exist in Quantum Gravity?Claus Kiefer - 2015 - Zagadnienia Filozoficzne W Nauce 59:7-24.
On the Emergence of Time in Quantum Gravity.Jeremy Butterfield & Chris Isham - 1999 - In The Arguments of Time. Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press. pp. 111--168.
Quaternion-Loop Quantum Gravity.M. D. Maia, S. S. E. Almeida Silva & F. S. Carvalho - 2009 - Foundations of Physics 39 (11):1273-1279.
Quantum Gravity.Carlo Rovelli - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
Disappearance and Emergence of Space and Time in Quantum Gravity.Daniele Oriti - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 46 (2):186-199.
Quantum Spacetime: What Do We Know?Carlo Rovelli - 2001 - In Craig Callender & Nick Huggett (eds.), Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale. Cambridge University Press. pp. 101--22.
The Arrow of Time in Quantum Gravity.Chuang Liu - 1993 - Philosophy of Science 60 (4):619-637.
Condensed Matter Lessons About the Origin of Time.Gil Jannes - 2015 - Foundations of Physics 45 (3):279-294.
Pre-Socratic Quantum Gravity.Belot Gordon & Earman John - 2001 - In Craig Callender & Nick Huggett (eds.), Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale. Cambridge University Press. pp. 213--55.
From Metaphysics to Physics.Gordon Belot & John Earman - 1999 - In Jeremy Butterfield & Constantine Pagonis (eds.), From Physics to Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 166--86.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-03-06

Total views
67 ( #173,091 of 2,520,399 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #205,255 of 2,520,399 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes