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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Genz II
Empty Space/Newton/Genz: Thesis: this opposes acceleration with resistance.
MachVsEmpty Space/MachVsNewton: Empty space is not detectable.
> Substantivalism.
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.

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.

Gz I
H. Genz
Gedankenexperimente Weinheim 1999

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 2017-06-28