## Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments | |||

Space-time, philosophy: space time is a three-dimensional space with time as a fourth dimension. The fact that time is interpreted as a dimension distinguishes the space-time from multi-dimensional mathematical spaces, in which time plays no role and which are therefore structured differently. In particular, the space-time has no measure which can equally be used for spatial distances as well as for time measurements. See also relativity theory, four-dimensionalism, world lines. | |||

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I 70 Space time points/space time/Field: have complete causal action capability. Then one can even do without electrons. - Instead: mass, charge, etc. of the electron as properties of the space time regions. --- I 72 Space time should be given priority to the field, if there are several fields. --- III 31 Spacetime points/Field: are not abstract but empirical. --- III 47 f Space-Time/Field: differs from space not only in that it is 4-dimensional, but also in the fact that it has no full Euclidean structure. - And it also has an extra structure that is not present in the 4-dimensional Euclidean space. - Spatial distance cannot be objectively compared with time, although one could arbitrarily define a comparison. - (e.g. with uniform movement). --- III 52 ((s) space time/space-time/(s): Non-Euclidean, since no common measure for lengths and durations - different: R4 (four-dimensional space) - here there is a common measure in all dimensions. |
Fie I H. Field Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989 Fie II H. Field Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001 Fie III H. Field Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980 |

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25