Symmetry Structure and Spacetime

In this book Rickles considers several interpretative difficulties raised by gauge-type symmetries (those that correspond to no change in physical state). The ubiquity of such symmetries in modern physics renders them an urgent topic in philosophy of physics. Rickles focuses on spacetime physics, and in particular classical and quantum general relativity. Here the problems posed are at their most pathological, involving the apparent disappearance of spacetime! Rickles argues that both traditional ontological positions should be replaced by a structuralist account according to which relational structure is what the physics is about. · Unified treatment of gauge symmetries and their relationship to ontology in physics · Brings philosophy of space and time into step with developments in modern physics · Argues against the received view on the implications of symmetries in physics · Provides elementary treatments of technical issues · Illustrates a novel defense of structuralism

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  • Author : Dean Rickles
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 229 pages
  • ISBN : 0444531165
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Symmetry, Structure, and Spacetime

Symmetry, Structure, and Spacetime
  • Author : Dean Rickles
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 24 January 2022
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In this book Rickles considers several interpretative difficulties raised by gauge-type symmetries (those that correspond to no change in physical state). The ubiquity of such symmetries in modern physics renders them an urgent topic in philosophy of physics. Rickles focuses on spacetime physics, and in particular classical and quantum general relativity. Here the problems posed are at their most pathological, involving the apparent disappearance of spacetime! Rickles argues that both traditional ontological positions should be replaced by a structuralist account

Metaphysics in Contemporary Physics

Metaphysics in Contemporary Physics
  • Author : Tomasz Bigaj,Christian Wüthrich
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 04 December 2015
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The book Metaphysics in Contemporary Physics offers various perspectives on the relation and mutual influence between modern physical theories and analytic metaphysics. The authors of the contributions are philosophers of science, physicists and metaphysicians of international renown, and their work represents the cutting edge in modern metaphysics of physical sciences.

A Brief History of String Theory

A Brief History of String Theory
  • Author : Dean Rickles
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 18 February 2014
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During its forty year lifespan, string theory has always had the power to divide, being called both a 'theory of everything' and a 'theory of nothing'. Critics have even questioned whether it qualifies as a scientific theory at all. This book adopts an objective stance, standing back from the question of the truth or falsity of string theory and instead focusing on how it came to be and how it came to occupy its present position in physics. An unexpectedly

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics
  • Author : Robert Batterman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 14 March 2013
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This Oxford Handbook provides an overview of many of the topics that currently engage philosophers of physics. It surveys new issues and the problems that have become a focus of attention in recent years. It also provides up-to-date discussions of the still very important problems that dominated the field in the past. In the late 20th Century, the philosophy of physics was largely focused on orthodox Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory. The measurement problem, the question of the possibility of

The Ontology of Spacetime II

The Ontology of Spacetime II
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 17 June 2008
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The sixteen papers collected in this volume are expanded and revised versions of talks delivered at the Second International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime, organized by the International Society for the Advanced Study of Spacetime (John Earman, President) at Concordia University (Montreal) from 9 to 11 June 2006. Most chapters are devoted to subjects directly relating to the ontology of spacetime. The book starts with four papers that discuss the ontological status of spacetime and the processes occurring in it from a

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science
  • Author : Paul Humphreys
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 04 August 2016
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This handbook provides both an overview of state-of-the-art scholarship in philosophy of science, as well as a guide to new directions in the discipline. Section I contains broad overviews of the main lines of research and the state of established knowledge in six principal areas of the discipline, including computational, physical, biological, psychological and social sciences, as well as general philosophy of science. Section II covers what are considered to be the traditional topics in the philosophy of science, such

Structural Realism

Structural Realism
  • Author : Elaine Landry,Dean Rickles
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 05 January 2012
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Structural realism has rapidly gained in popularity in recent years, but it has splintered into many distinct denominations, often underpinned by diverse motivations. There is, no monolithic position known as ‘structural realism,’ but there is a general convergence on the idea that a central role is to be played by relational aspects over object-based aspects of ontology. What becomes of causality in a world without fundamental objects? In this book, the foremost authorities on structural realism attempt to answer this

Causation in Science

Causation in Science
  • Author : Yemima Ben-Menahem
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 12 June 2018
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This book explores the role of causal constraints in science, shifting our attention from causal relations between individual events--the focus of most philosophical treatments of causation—to a broad family of concepts and principles generating constraints on possible change. Yemima Ben-Menahem looks at determinism, locality, stability, symmetry principles, conservation laws, and the principle of least action—causal constraints that serve to distinguish events and processes that our best scientific theories mandate or allow from those they rule out. Ben-Menahem's approach

Spooky Action at a Distance

Spooky Action at a Distance
  • Author : George Musser
  • Publisher : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 03 November 2015
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Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award “An important book that provides insight into key new developments in our understanding of the nature of space, time and the universe. It will repay careful study.” —John Gribbin, The Wall Street Journal “An endlessly surprising foray into the current mother of physics' many knotty mysteries, the solving of which may unveil the weirdness of quantum particles, black holes, and the essential unity of nature.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Foundation of Reality

The Foundation of Reality
  • Author : David Glick,George Darby,Anna Marmodoro
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 30 April 2020
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Are space and time fundamental features of our world or might they emerge from something else? The Foundation of Reality brings together metaphysicians and philosophers of physics working on space, time, and fundamentality to address this timely question. Recent developments in the interpretation of quantum mechanics and the understanding of certain approaches to quantum gravity have led philosophers of physics to propose that space and time might be emergent rather than fundamental. But such discussions are often conducted without engagement

Time and Space

Time and Space
  • Author : Barry Dainton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 15 April 2016
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The first edition (2001) of this title quickly established itself on courses on the philosophy of time and space. This fully revised and expanded new edition sees the addition of chapters on Zeno's paradoxes, speculative contemporary developments in physics, and dynamic time, making the second edition, once again, unrivalled in its breadth of coverage. Surveying both historical debates and the ideas of modern physics, Barry Dainton evaluates the central arguments in a clear and unintimidating way and is careful to keep

The March of Time

The March of Time
  • Author : Friedel Weinert
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 03 April 2013
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The aim of this interdisciplinary study is to reconstruct the evolution of our changing conceptions of time in the light of scientific discoveries. It will adopt a new perspective and organize the material around three central themes, which run through our history of time reckoning: cosmology and regularity; stasis and flux; symmetry and asymmetry. It is the physical criteria that humans choose – relativistic effects and time-symmetric equations or dynamic-kinematic effects and asymmetric conditions – that establish our views on the nature

On Spacetime Structure and Symmetries in a Strong Gravitational Field and in Quantum Field Theory

On Spacetime Structure and Symmetries in a Strong Gravitational Field and in Quantum Field Theory
  • Author : Alicja Anna Siwek
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 24 January 2022
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The thesis contains a study of spacetime structure and symmetries presented from a few different perspectives. Geodesics of massless and massive particles are investigated in strong gravitational fields. Circular orbits and the existence of the so-called photon sphere are considered in Schwarzschild geometry and in Schwarzschild-like spacetimes arising from Hořava-Lifshitz gravity. Communication by means of radial electromagnetic signals is studied in the vicinity of the event horizon in Schwarzschild spacetime where Kruskal-Szekeres coordinate system is employed. In the case

The Ashgate Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Physics

The Ashgate Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Physics
  • Author : Dean Rickles
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 25 November 2016
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Introducing the reader to the very latest developments in the philosophical foundations of physics, this book covers advanced material at a level suitable for beginner and intermediate students. A detailed overview is provided of the central debates in the philosophy of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, quantum computation, and quantum gravity. Each chapter consists of a 'state of the art' review written by a specialist in the field and introduces the reader to the relevant formal aspects along with the philosophical

Spacetime and Geometry

Spacetime and Geometry
  • Author : Sean M. Carroll
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 31 July 2019
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Spacetime and Geometry is an introductory textbook on general relativity, specifically aimed at students. Using a lucid style, Carroll first covers the foundations of the theory and mathematical formalism, providing an approachable introduction to what can often be an intimidating subject. Three major applications of general relativity are then discussed: black holes, perturbation theory and gravitational waves, and cosmology. Students will learn the origin of how spacetime curves (the Einstein equation) and how matter moves through it (the geodesic equation).