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The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity

Dean Rickles, Steven French, and Juha T. Saatsi


Quantum gravity is the name given to a theory that unites general relativity — Einstein's theory of gravitation and spacetime — with quantum field theory, our framework for describing non-gravitational forces. This book brings together philosophers and physicists to discuss a range of conceptual issues that surface in the effort to unite these theories, focusing in particular on the ontological nature of the spacetime that results. Although there has been a great deal written about quantum gravity from the perspective of physicists and mathematicians, very little attention has been paid to the ... More

Keywords: quantum gravity, general relativity, Einstein, spacetime, quantum field theory, philosophy, physical theories

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269693
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269693.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dean Rickles, editor
University of Calgary, Canada

Steven French, editor
University of Leeds
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Juha T. Saatsi, editor
University of Manchester