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Beyond the Dynamical Universe

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

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics; History of Science and Technology. 448 pages.

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...

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The Block Universe from Special Relativity

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

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics; History of Science and Technology. 20928 words.

Before explaining how the God’s-eye view resolves the impasse of theoretical physics and foundations of physics created by the ant’s-eye view, the book presents a detailed argument for the...

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Coda for Ants

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

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics; History of Science and Technology. 2003 words.

The epilogue summarizes and reviews the main claims of the book pertaining to the problems of the dynamical universe paradigm and the resolution of those problems via the adynamical block...

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Conscious Experience and the Block Universe

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

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics; History of Science and Technology. 26101 words.

Chapter 7 discusses the “argument from time as experienced,” which is alleged to be the most damning argument against the block universe. It shows that as typically presented the argument...

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Introduction

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

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics; History of Science and Technology. 19039 words.

Chapter 1 contrasts dynamical explanation in the mechanical universe (Wilczek’s “ant’s-eye view of physical reality”) with adynamical explanation in the block universe (Wilczek’s “God’s-eye...

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Overture for Ants

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

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics; History of Science and Technology. 2882 words.

This book addresses Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek’s challenge that “ascending from the ant’s-eye view to the God’s-eye view of physical reality is the most profound challenge for fundamental...

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Relational Blockworld and Quantum Field Theory

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

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics; History of Science and Technology. 9922 words.

A brief introduction to particle physics and quantum field theory (QFT) is presented in the main thread of chapter 5. The impasse of unification in particle physics is historically...

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Relational Blockworld and Quantum Mechanics

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

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics; History of Science and Technology. 34588 words.

The main thread of chapter 4 introduces some of the major mysteries and interpretational issues of quantum mechanics (QM). These mysteries and issues include: quantum superposition, quantum...

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Relational Blockworld Approach to Unification and Quantum Gravity

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

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics; History of Science and Technology. 28488 words.

The main thread of chapter 6 prompts the need for quantum gravity (QG) and introduces the RBW approach to QG, unification in particle physics, dark matter, and dark energy. The details of...

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Relational Blockworld: Experience, Time, and Space Reintegrated

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

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics; History of Science and Technology. 22334 words.

Chapter 8 argues that the Relational Blockworld (RBW) account naturally admits a kind of neutral monism that simultaneously deflates the generation/hard problem and explains time as...

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