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Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Vintage EnthusiasmsPitholes in Space-Time: Structure and Ontology of Physical Geometry

Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Vintage Enthusiasms: Pitholes in Space-Time: Structure and... [The philosophy of space and time did not begin with Newton and Leibniz, but there are perfectly good reasons why contemporary discussions see their origin in the controversy between those two. On the one hand, the issues explicitly raised between them—especially, and most obviously, the epistemological and methodological questions surrounding Newton’s theory of absolute space and motion—have never lost their relevance to the continuing evolution of physics. On the other hand, in different but equally unprecedented ways, they saw the question of the nature of space and time as part of a larger set of deeply interconnected questions, not only in the foundations of physics, but also in metaphysics, epistemology, and the foundations of mathematics.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Vintage EnthusiasmsPitholes in Space-Time: Structure and Ontology of Physical Geometry

Part of the The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science Book Series (volume 75)
Editors: DeVidi, David; Hallett, Michael; Clarke, Peter

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
ISBN
978-94-007-0213-4
Pages
345 –360
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0214-1_17
Publisher site
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Abstract

[The philosophy of space and time did not begin with Newton and Leibniz, but there are perfectly good reasons why contemporary discussions see their origin in the controversy between those two. On the one hand, the issues explicitly raised between them—especially, and most obviously, the epistemological and methodological questions surrounding Newton’s theory of absolute space and motion—have never lost their relevance to the continuing evolution of physics. On the other hand, in different but equally unprecedented ways, they saw the question of the nature of space and time as part of a larger set of deeply interconnected questions, not only in the foundations of physics, but also in metaphysics, epistemology, and the foundations of mathematics.]

Published: Jan 27, 2011

Keywords: Differentiable Manifold; Absolute Space; Ontological Basis; Physical Geometry; Hole Argument

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