Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.
 
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Genz II
Empty Space/Newton/Genz: Thesis: this opposes acceleration with resistance.
MachVsEmpty Space/MachVsNewton: Empty space is not detectable.
> Substantivalism.
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Genz II 338
Space/Newton/Genz: the Newtonian laws, instead of a space, know only one equivalence class of spaces which differ according to direction and constant velocity.

Gz I
H. Genz
Gedankenexperimente Weinheim 1999

Gz II
Henning Genz
Wie die Naturgesetze Wirklichkeit schaffen. Über Physik und Realität München 2002


> Counter arguments against Newton



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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-28