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

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


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ISBN-13: 9780198807087
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2018
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Silberstein, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Elizabethtown College, USA,W.M. Stuckey, Professor of physics, Elizabethtown College, USA,Timothy McDevitt, Professor of mathematics, Elizabethtown College, USA

Michael David Silberstein is Professor of Philosophy at Elizabethtown College and Affiliated Faculty in the philosophy department at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he is also a faculty member in the Foundations of Physics Program and a Fellow on the Committee for Philosophy and the Sciences. He is an NEH Fellow. His primary research interests are foundations of physics and foundations of cognitive science, respectively. He is also interested in how these branches of philosophy and science bear on more general questions of reduction, emergence and explanation.

Mark Stuckey is a professor of physics at Elizabethtown College where he teaches an array of physics courses to include general relativity and quantum mechanics. He has published in the areas of relativistic cosmology, dark matter, dark energy, quantum gravity, and foundations of physics.

Timothy McDevitt is a professor of mathematics at Elizabethtown College where he teaches a variety of math courses. His research is highly interdisciplinary and he has published in applied mechanics, numerical analysis, physics, education, and medicine.

Table of Contents

Part I: Book Overview
Overture for Ants
1. Introduction
Part II: Adynamical Explanation: Physics
2. The Block Universe from Special Relativity
3. Resolving Puzzles, Problems and Paradoxes from General Relativity
4. Relational Blockworld and Quantum Mechanics
5. Relational Blockworld and Quantum Field Theory
6. Relational Blockworld Approach to Unification and Quantum Gravity
Part III: Adynamical Explanation: Time as Experienced
7. Conscious Experience and the Block Universe
8. Relational Blockworld: Experience, Time and Space Reintegrated
Coda for Ants

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