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Single Idea 20458

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 3. Space / c. 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

Source

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

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.

Book Reference

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