Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Dimension: an entity, about which it can be stated, whether a change has taken place or could take place, for example, a displacement of an object along a single axis. In physics, e.g. degrees of freedom.
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Three-dimensional / 3D / Barrow: that we collect three dimensions is related to the natural laws, which are available in these dimensions - e.g. in rooms with an even number of dimensions waves propagate with more than just the basic velocity - then the signals are distorted - I 302 only in 3-dimensional space the number of dimensions is equal to the axes about which several rotations are possible - therefore chemical life will hardly have evolved in other spaces.

John D. Barrow
Warum die Welt mathematisch ist Frankfurt/M. 1996

John D. Barrow
Die Natur der Natur: Die philosophischen Ansätze der modernen Kosmologie Heidelberg 1993

John D. Barrow
Die Entdeckung des Unmöglichen. Forschung an den Grenzen des Wissens Heidelberg 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-30