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Geometric possibility

Author: Gordon Belot
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Relationalists deny that space is ontologically prior to matter and seek to ground all claims about the structure of space in facts about actual and possible configurations of matter. Thus, many relationalists maintain that to say that space is infinite is to say that certain sorts of infinite arrays of material points are possible (even if, in fact, the world contains only a finite amount of matter). The author  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Belot
ISBN: 9780199595327 0199595321
OCLC Number: 687683286
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Lakatos Prize 2014.
Description: x, 219 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Possible structures of space --
Spatial structure for relationalists --
Best-system approaches --
Primitivist approaches --
Necessitarian approaches.
Responsibility: Gordon Belot.
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It offers a well-motivated contribution to a philosophical debate of great historical significance. * Karim Thebault, Philosophy in Review * Belot explores a central metaphysical question concerning Read more...

 
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