Does String Theory Posit Extended Simples?

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Philosopher's Imprint, Vol: 16, Issue: 18

Publication Year:
2016
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12675
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David John Baker
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It is sometimes claimed that string theory posits a fundamental ontology including extended mereological simples, in the form either of minimum-sized regions of space or of the strings themselves. But there is very little in the actual theory to support this claim, and much that suggests it is false. Extant string theories treat space as a continuum, and strings do not behave like simples.

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