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27. Natural Reality / C. Space-Time / 1. Space / b. Space

[general ideas about space]

11 ideas
Space is the order of coexisting possibles [Leibniz]
We can't learn of space through experience; experience of space needs its representation [Kant]
Space is an a priori necessary basic intuition, as we cannot imagine its absence [Kant]
Space must have three dimensions, because only three lines can meet at right angles [Kant]
There is 'private space', and there is also the 'space of perspectives' [Russell]
Six dimensions are needed for a particular, three within its own space, and three to locate that space [Russell]
Space can't be an individual (in space), but it is present in all places [Harré/Madden]
Empty space contains a continual flux of brief virtual particles [Krauss]
If space is really just a force-field, then it is a physical entity [Burgess/Rosen]
We could ignore space, and just talk of the shape of matter [Hossack]
Hilbert Space is an abstraction representing all possible states of a quantum system [New Sci.]