# Raiders of the lost spacetime

@article{Wuthrich2014RaidersOT,
title={Raiders of the lost spacetime},
author={Christian Wuthrich},
journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
year={2014},
volume={13},
pages={297-335}
}
• C. Wuthrich
• Published 21 May 2014
• Physics
• arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
Spacetime as we know and love it is lost in most approaches to quantum gravity. For many of these approaches, as inchoate and incomplete as they may be, one of the main challenges is to relate what they take to be the fundamental non-spatiotemporal structure of the world back to the classical spacetime of general relativity (GR). The present essay investigates how spacetime is lost and how it may be regained in one major approach to quantum gravity, loop quantum gravity.
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