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Space, Time, and Stuff

Frank Arntzenius

Abstract

Much of this book can be seen as an attempt to show that physics is geometry, an attempt to show that the fundamental structure of the physical world is purely geometrical structure. Along the way, some non-standard views about the structure of spacetime and its inhabitants are examined, such as the idea that space and time, literally, are pointless, the idea that quantum mechanics is a completely local and separable theory, the idea that antiparticles are just particles travelling back in time, and the idea that time has no structure whatsoever. The main thrust of the book is that there are g ... More

Keywords: fundamental, geometry, locality, philosophy, physics, quantum mechanics, separability, spacetime, structure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199696604
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696604.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Arntzenius, author
Oxford University