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Single Idea 9922

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space / 2. Space]

Full Idea

According to many philosophical commentators, a force-field must be considered to be a physical entity, and as the distinction between space and the force-field may be considered to be merely verbal, space itself may be considered to be a physical entity.

Gist of Idea

If space is really just a force-field, then it is a physical entity


JP Burgess / G Rosen (A Subject with No Object [1997], II.A.1)

Book Reference

Burgess,J/Rosen,G: 'A Subject with No Object' [OUP 1997], p.102

A Reaction

The ontology becomes a bit odd if we cheerfully accept that space is physical, but then we can't give the same account of time. I'm not sure how time could be physical. What's it made of?