Single Idea 20458

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space / 4. Substantival Space]

Full Idea

The world is made up of particles + fields, and nothing else; there is no need to add space as an extra ingredient. Newton's space is the gravitational field.

Gist of Idea

The world is just particles plus fields; space is the gravitational field


Carlo Rovelli (Reality is Not What it Seems [2014], 03)

Book Reference

Rovelli,Carlo: 'Reality is Not What it Seems', ed/tr. Carnell/Segre [Penguin 2016], p.65

A Reaction

I get the impression that particles are just bumps or waves in the fields [yes! Rovelli p.110], which would mean there are fields and nothing else. And no one seems to know what a field is.