|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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Space/Point/Bigelow/Pargetter: if the space is assumed to be constructed of points, it may be that a point could not be the one it is, if it has other relations to other points than it has at the moment. (>internal relations) This is because a point is essentially created from relations.
Internal relations/Bigelow/Pargetter: are sometimes questioned. But they do exist. Example: Pauli Principle/Quantum Mechanics (QM).
Properties of higher levels/Bigelow/Pargetter: are the best example for the fact that internal relations are needed. Specifically, properties of the world as a whole, world properties. Example
is possible if there is a property such as
contain something with the property to be a and f, and something.....
J. Bigelow, R. Pargetter
Science and Necessity Cambridge 1990