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Single Idea 22923

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

Full Idea

Absolutists say space plays a number of roles. It is what we refer to when we talk of positions. It makes other things possible (by moving into unoccupied positions). And it explains geometrical truths.

Gist of Idea

Absolute space explains actual and potential positions, and geometrical truths


Robin Le Poidevin (Travels in Four Dimensions [2003], 03 'Redundancy')

Book Reference

Le Poidevin,Robin: 'Travels in Four Dimensions' [OUP 2003], p.41

A Reaction

I am persuaded by these, and am happy to treat space (and time) as a primitive of metaphysics.