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Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt


Theoretical physics and foundations of physics have not made much progress in the last few decades. There is no consensus among researchers on how to approach unifying general relativity and quantum field theory (quantum gravity), explaining so-called dark energy and dark matter (cosmology), or the interpretation and implications of quantum mechanics and relativity. In addition, both fields are deeply puzzled about various facets of time including, above all, time as experienced. This book argues that this impasse is the result of the “dynamical universe paradigm,” the idea that reality fundam ... More

Keywords: block universe, Relational Blockworld, quantum gravity, cosmology, time as experienced, interpretation of quantum mechanics, dark energy, dark matter, adynamical global constraints, least action principle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198807087
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198807087.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Silberstein, author
Professor, Department of Philosophy, Elizabethtown College, USA

W.M. Stuckey, author
Professor of physics, Elizabethtown College, USA

Timothy McDevitt, author
Professor of mathematics, Elizabethtown College, USA