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Single Idea 15981

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

Full Idea

There are two conceptions of absolute space. In the first, empty space is independent of objects but provides a frame of reference so an object has a location. ..In the second space exists independently, but has no 'marks' into which objects can be put.

Gist of Idea

Absolute space either provides locations, or exists but lacks 'marks' for locations


Peter Alexander (Ideas, Qualities and Corpuscles [1985], 6)

Book Reference

Alexander,Peter: 'Ideas, Qualities and Corpuscles' [CUP 1985], p.136

A Reaction

He says that Locke seems to reject the first one, but accept the second one.

Related Idea

Idea 15980 We can locate the parts of the universe, but not the whole thing [Locke]