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Single Idea 17013

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space / 4. Substantival Space]

Full Idea

Absolute space, of its own nature without reference to anything external, always remains homogeneous and immovable.

Gist of Idea

Absolute space is independent, homogeneous and immovable


Isaac Newton (Principia Mathematica [1687], Def 8 Schol)

Book Reference

Newton,Isaac: 'Philosophical Writings' [CUP 2004], p.64

A Reaction

This would have to be a stipulation, rather than an assertion of fact, since whether space is 'immovable' is either incoherent or unknowable.

Related Idea

Idea 17012 Time exists independently, and flows uniformly [Newton]