TY - JOUR
AU1 - Arntzenius, Frank
AB - [It is standardly assumed that space and time consist of extensionless points. It is also a fairly standard assumption that all matter in the universe has point-sized parts. We are not often explicitly reminded of these very basic assumptions. But they are there. For instance, one standardly assumes that one can represent the states of material objects, and of fields, by functions from points in space and time to the relevant point values. Electric fields, mass densities, gravitational potentials, etc. … are standardly represented as functions from points in space and time to point values. This practice would seem to make no sense if time and space did not have points as parts.]
TI - Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Vintage Enthusiasms: Gunk, Topology and Measure
DA - 2011-01-27
UR - https://www.deepdyve.com/lp/springer-journals/logic-mathematics-philosophy-vintage-enthusiasms-gunk-topology-and-UFXGn6qPwl
DP - DeepDyve
ER -