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Space and Time : a Priori and A Posteriori Studies.

Author: Vincenzo Fano; Francesco Orilia; Giovanni Macchia
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2014.
Series: Philosophische Analyse / Philosophical Analysis.
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The articles in this volume focus on the ontology of space and time, including the themes of substantivalism vs. relationism, continuity vs. discreteness, and time travel. In the current debate on these issues, there is a tendency to separate too rigidly between a priori and a posteriori approaches. This volume aims to bridge the gap between these two perspectives, showing the fruitfulness of combining them to the  Read more...
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Fano, Vincenzo.
Space and Time : A Priori and A Posteriori Studies.
Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vincenzo Fano; Francesco Orilia; Giovanni Macchia
ISBN: 9783110369144 3110369141 9783110345490 3110345498 9783110348927 3110348926 9781306935890 130693589X
OCLC Number: 882769438
Notes: Editors' Introduction; On Russell's Metaphysics of Time; Weak Discernibility and the Identity of Spacetime Points; A Structural and Foundational Analysis of Euclid's Plane Geometry: The Case Study of Continuity; Can the Mathematical Structure of Space Be Known A Priori? A Tale of Two Postulates; Gunkology and Pointilism: Two Mutually Supervening Models of the Region-Based and the Point-Based Theory of the Infinite Two-Dimensional Continuum; This Moment and the Next Moment; T x W Epistemic Modality; Towards a Theory of Multidimensional Time Travel; Gödelian Time Travel and Weyl's Principle.
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Description: 1 online resource (282 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION / Fano, Vincenzo ; Orilia, Francesco ; Macchia, Giovanni --
ON RUSSELL’S METAPHYSICS OF TIME / Landini, Gregory --
WEAK DISCERNIBILITY AND THE IDENTITY OF SPACETIME POINTS / Dieks, Dennis --
A STRUCTURAL AND FOUNDATIONAL ANALYSIS OF EUCLID’S PLANE GEOMETRY: THE CASE STUDY OF CONTINUITY / Graziani, Pierluigi --
CAN THE MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURE OF SPACE BE KNOWN A PRIORI? A TALE OF TWO POSTULATES / Mares, Edwin --
GUNKOLOGY AND POINTILISM: TWO MUTUALLY SUPERVENING MODELS OF THE REGION–BASED AND THE POINT-BASED THEORY OF THE INFINITE TWODIMENSIONAL CONTINUUM / Arsenijević, Miloš ; Adžić, Miloš --
THIS MOMENT AND THE NEXT MOMENT / Orilia, Francesco --
T×W EPISTEMIC MODALITY / Iacona, Andrea --
TOWARDS A THEORY OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL TIME TRAVEL / Mancuso, Domenico --
GÖDELIAN TIME TRAVEL AND WEYL’S PRINCIPLE / Fano, Vincenzo ; Macchia, Giovanni --
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Series Title: Philosophische Analyse / Philosophical Analysis.
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