# The case for black hole thermodynamics part I: Phenomenological thermodynamics

@article{Wallace2018TheCF, title={The case for black hole thermodynamics part I: Phenomenological thermodynamics}, author={D. Wallace}, journal={Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics}, year={2018} }

## 35 Citations

### The case for black hole thermodynamics part II: Statistical mechanics

- PhysicsStudies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
- 2019

### Black Hole Entropy is Thermodynamic Entropy

- Physics
- 2019

The comparison of geometrical properties of black holes with classical thermodynamic variables reveals surprising parallels between the laws of black hole mechanics and the laws of thermodynamics.…

### On black hole thermodynamics, singularity, and gravitational entropy

- PhysicsGeneral Relativity and Gravitation
- 2022

Black holes were found to possess properties that mirror ordinary thermodynamical systems in the landmark paper by Bardeen, Carter and Hawking almost half a century ago. Since then much progress has…

### Conceptual analysis of black hole entropy in string theory

- PhilosophyStudies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
- 2020

### Lost horizon? – modeling black holes in string theory

- PhysicsEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Science
- 2021

The modeling of black holes is an important desideratum for any quantum theory of gravity. Not only is a classical black hole metric sought, but also agreement with the laws of black hole…

### Thermodynamics of graviton condensate

- PhysicsThe European Physical Journal C
- 2021

In this work, we present the thermodynamic study of a model that considers the black hole as a condensate of gravitons. In this model, the spacetime is not asymptotically flat because of a…

### On the Universality of Hawking Radiation

- Physics, PhilosophyThe British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
- 2021

A physically consistent semi-classical treatment of black holes requires universality arguments to deal with the ‘trans-Planckian’ problem where quantum spacetime effects appear to be amplified such…

### No evidence for violation of the second law in extended black hole thermodynamics

- PhysicsPhysical Review D
- 2019

Recently a number of papers have claimed that the horizon area - and thus the entropy - of near extremal black holes in anti-de Sitter spacetimes can be reduced by dropping particles into them. In…

### Why Black Hole Information Loss Is Paradoxical

- PhysicsBeyond Spacetime
- 2020

I distinguish between two versions of the black hole information-loss paradox. The first arises from apparent failure of unitarity on the spacetime of a completely evaporating black hole, which…

### What can we learn (and not learn) from thought experiments in black hole thermodynamics?

- PhilosophySynthese
- 2022

Scientists investigating the thermal properties of black holes rely heavily on theoretical and non-empirical tools, such as mathematical derivations, analogue experiments and thought experiments.…

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