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A Philosopher Looks at Non-Commutative Geometry

Huggett, Nick (2018) A Philosopher Looks at Non-Commutative Geometry. [Preprint]

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This paper introduces some basic ideas and formalism of physics in non-commutative geometry. My goals are three-fold: first to introduce the basic formal and conceptual ideas of non-commutative geometry, and second to raise and address some philosophical questions about it. Third, more generally to illuminate the point that deriving spacetime from a more fundamental theory requires discovering new modes of `physically salient' derivation.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Huggett, Nickhuggett@uic.edu0000-0002-5699-5479
Keywords: spacetime, geometry, emergence, quantum gravity
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Depositing User: Nick Huggett
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 19:58
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 19:58
Item ID: 15432
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Date: December 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15432

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