Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Space, philosophy: various discussions deal, among others, with the question whether the space is absolute or whether empty space is possible. In different sciences, multi-dimensional spaces with certain properties are used to better calculate like Hilbert spaces in the theory of relativity or multidimensional spaces in mathematical nodal theory. No ontological assumptions are made. See also substantivalism, relativism, movement, absoluteness, compactness, conceptual space, dimensions, logical space, four-dimensionalism.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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I 376
Time/space/logic/Wessel: no problem as relation predicates: "before", "next", etc. Problem: if seen as subjects, where one in turn ascribes predicates - e.g. "space is curved" - "narrows", "time slows down", etc.
I 376
Space/Introduction: here whole statements are introduced, not individual Termini. E.g. "X iff Y" whereby X contains the space Terminus - "space" not independent - Space termini are not capable of logical explication or they are superfluous. "Absolute space"/Wessel: would depended on the elimination of all objects of a space structure - not permitted.
I 378
Space warp/curved space/Wessel: meaningless if space container of all things - only useful as a curved row of objects, against uncurved row.
I 378/79
Space/existence/Wessel: the space exists iff any given space exists - this requires the simultaneity of objects - analog for the time.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

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H. Wessel
Logik Berlin 1999

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