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In search of lost spacetime: philosophical issues arising in quantum gravity

  title={In search of lost spacetime: philosophical issues arising in quantum gravity},
  author={Christian Wuthrich},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  • C. Wuthrich
  • Published 4 July 2012
  • Philosophy
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
This paper issues a call to arms and seeks to entice the reader with some of the most captivating philosophical puzzles arising in quantum gravity. The analysis will be prefaced, in Section 1, by general considerations concerning the need for finding a quantum theory of gravity and the methods used in the pursuit of this goal. After mapping the field in Section 2, loop quantum gravity is introduced as an important competitor and particularly rich source of philosophical trouble in Section 3… 

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