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Single Idea 14991

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / B. Concepts of Nature / 3. Space / d. Substantival space]

Full Idea

In metaphysics, space is intrinsically structured; the genuine betweenness and congruence relations are privileged in a way that Euclidean-betweenness and Euclidean-congruence are not.

Gist of Idea

Space has real betweenness and congruence structure (though it is not the Euclidean concepts)


Theodore Sider (Writing the Book of the World [2011], 03.4)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Writing the Book of the World' [OUP 2011], p.42

A Reaction

I note that Einstein requires space to be 'curved', which implies that it is a substance with properties.