What is Space?

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What is Space?

Post by Dontaskme » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:12 pm

:?:

Any ideas?

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Re: What is Space?

Post by PauloL » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:18 pm

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Re: What is Space?

Post by Harbal » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:56 pm

Dontaskme wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:12 pm
:?:

Any ideas?
Yes, it's the final frontier.

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Re: What is Space?

Post by davidm » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:03 pm

Highly recommended:

Space and Time from the book "Beyond Experience: Metaphysical Theories and Philosophical Constraints," by Norman Swartz, professor emeritus of philosophy at Simon Fraser University.

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Re: What is Space?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:12 pm

Harbal wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:56 pm
Dontaskme wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:12 pm
:?:

Any ideas?
Yes, it's the final frontier.
Fascinating

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Re: What is Space?

Post by thedoc » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:51 pm

PauloL wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:18 pm
:!:

Some!
I hope it isn't lonely.

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Re: What is Space?

Post by PauloL » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:55 pm

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Re: What is Space?

Post by PauloL » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:52 pm

Dontaskme wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:12 pm
:?:

Any ideas?
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Re: What is Space?

Post by surreptitious57 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:53 pm

Space is a dimension or to be more specific three dimensions. Along with time which is also a dimension it makes up the four dimensional
manifold known as spacetime. Space is also the distance between objects and points. And without space nothing could exist as a thing by
definition has to possess property or dimension. And property or dimension cannot exist in no space for only nothing can exist in no space

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Re: What is Space?

Post by PauloL » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:07 pm

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I think Hegel can help a lot here:

“space is the pure abstract continuity of the activity of light – not being active as such, however, but rather the form of its being uninterrupted”

I think Hegel meant: space is the purest abstract continuity of the form of light being uninterrupted, but I can be misinterpreting.

Or, put another way again insuperably much more clearly by Hegel himself:

"space is the ideal – i.e. abstract and formal – moment of the absolute self-equality of the ether"

Once more, I think Hegel meant: space is the abstract and formal moment of the absolute self-equality of the ether, but I can be misinterpreting once again.




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Re: What is Space?

Post by davidm » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:18 pm

There is no ether.

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Re: What is Space?

Post by Dubious » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:27 pm

...to be decided by science not by philosophy or philosophers who can do nothing more than speculate premised on their own logic.

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Re: What is Space?

Post by Belinda » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:05 am

Dubious wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:27 pm
...to be decided by science not by philosophy or philosophers who can do nothing more than speculate premised on their own logic.
Then are there no philosophers who refuse to theorise until and unless they have begun by collecting a lot of evidence?

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Re: What is Space?

Post by thedoc » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:11 am

Harbal wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:56 pm
Yes, it's the final frontier.
Yes, and it's a pity you can't get there from where you are.

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Re: What is Space?

Post by thedoc » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:16 am

Belinda wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:05 am
Then are there no philosophers who refuse to theorise until and unless they have begun by collecting a lot of evidence?
That would be a philosopher scientists as opposed to one who is only a philosopher, and believes the human mind can think of and solve any problem with just thought. That kind of "Ivory Tower" thinking is bound to fail because it refuses to account for the real world.

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