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The Emergence of Spacetime in String Theory

1st Edition

By Tiziana Vistarini


152 pages

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Hardback: 9781848935938
pub: 2019-06-24
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The nature of space and time is one of the most fascinating and fundamental philosophical issues which presently engages at the deepest level with physics. During the last thirty years this notion has been object of an intense critical review in the light of new scientific theories which try to combine the principles of both general relativity and quantum theory—called theories of quantum gravity. This book considers the way string theory shapes its own account of spacetime disappearance from the fundamental level.

Table of Contents


1. Spacetime Emergence and Metaphysical Explanation in Fundamental Physics

2. Strings in a Nutshell

3. General Relatavistic Spacetime Emergence

4. T-duality and Emergence

5. Holographic Duality and Emergence

6. String Theory's Background Independence Explained through the Theory's Moduli Space

7. Spacetime Emergence via Non Commutative Quatum String Theory

About the Author

Tiziana Vistarini is a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Colorado Boulder

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Physics

Recent years have seen a surge of interest in the topics discussed by philosophers of mathematics and physics, particularly those relating to the way in which these disciplines intersect. Titles in this series cover a wide range of exciting and dynamic issues such as category theory, mathematical proofs, computability, emergence, time travel, quantum black holes, and string theory. Authors explore leading questions concerning new directions in the philosophy of mathematics and physics, with the aim of presenting clear, concise, and original monographs for an advanced audience.

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SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects