Single Idea 18220

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 1. Space / d. Substantival space]

Full Idea

In general, it seems to me that recent developments in both philosophy and physics have made substantivalism a much more attractive position than it once was.

Gist of Idea

Both philosophy and physics now make substantivalism more attractive


Hartry Field (Science without Numbers [1980], 4)

Book Reference

Field,Hartry: 'Science without Number' [Blackwell 1980], p.35

A Reaction

I'm intrigued as to what philosophical developments are involved in this. The arrival of fields is the development in physics.

Related Idea

Idea 18202 The concept of a field gradually replaced the substances in explaining relations between charges [Einstein/Infeld]