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Single Idea 8592

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

Full Idea

Because of the multidimensionality of space and unidimensionality of time, empty space is measurable in ways in which empty time necessarily is not.

Gist of Idea

Empty space is measurable in ways in which empty time necessarily is not

Source

report of Jonathan Bennett (Kant's Analytic [1966], p.175) by Sydney Shoemaker - Time Without Change p.49 n4

Book Reference

Shoemaker,Sydney: 'Identity, Cause and Mind' [OUP 2003], p.49


A Reaction

An interesting observation, which could have been used by Samuel Clarke in his attempts to prove absolute space to Leibniz. The point does not prove absolute space, of course, but it seems to make a difference.