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The Foundation of Reality: Fundamentality, Space, and Time

David Glick, George Darby, and Anna Marmodoro


Are space and time fundamental features of our world or might they emerge from something else? This volume 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 with those working on fundamentality and related issues in contem ... More

Keywords: fundamentality, space and time, emergence, quantum mechanics, quantum gravity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198831501
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198831501.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Glick, editor
University of Sydney

George Darby, editor
Oxford Brookes University

Anna Marmodoro, editor
Chair of Metaphysics, University of Durham

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