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Author Slowik, Edward,
Title The deep metaphysics of space : an alternative history and ontology beyond substantivalism and relationism / Edward Slowik.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2016.

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Author Slowik, Edward,
Series European studies in philosophy of science, 2365-4236 ; volume 3
European studies in philosophy of science ; v. 3.
Subject Metaphysics.
Space.
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Author Slowik, Edward,
Series European studies in philosophy of science, 2365-4236 ; volume 3
European studies in philosophy of science ; v. 3.
Subject Metaphysics.
Space.
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Contents; Abbreviations and Other Conventions; Introduction; Part I: Substantivalism and Relationism Versus Newton and Leibniz; Chapter 1: A (Contrarian's) Reappraisal of the History and Current State of the Ontology Debate in the Philosophy of Space; 1.1 The Standard Dichotomy: Substantivalism and Relationism; 1.1.1 Substantivalism, Theoretical Entities, and the Spacetime Approach; 1.1.2 Relationism; 1.2 The Third-Way in Spatial Ontology; 1.2.1 Space as Property; 1.2.2 Spacetime Structuralism and the Definitional Approach; 1.3 The Complex Geneses of the Standard Dichotomy.
1.3.1 The Relativity of Perceived Motion1.3.2 Cartesian Spacetime Revisited; 1.3.3 Huygens' Crucial Role in the Evolution of the Standard Dichotomy; Chapter 2: Newton's Neoplatonic Ontology of Space: Substantivalism or Third-Way?; 2.1 Two Third-Way Conceptions of Newton's Absolute Space; 2.2 The Case for a Strong Third-Way Interpretation; 2.2.1 Space as a Necessary Consequence or Result; 2.2.2 Efficient Causation and Cambridge Neoplatonism; 2.3 Neoplatonism and the Determined Quantities of Extension Hypothesis; 2.3.1 Newton Against Ontological Dualisms.
2.3.2 The Ontological Foundation of Newton's Spatial Ontology2.4 Space as an Affection of Being; 2.4.1 Extension and Accidents; 2.4.2 Nullibism and Holenmerism; 2.4.3 Ens Quatenus Ens; 2.5 Newton's Spatial Theory and Substance/Property Ontologies; 2.6 Conclusion; Chapter 3: Leibniz' Ontology of Space: Whither Relationism?; 3.1 Relationism and Leibnizian Space; 3.1.1 Relationism Versus Universal Place; 3.1.2 Universal Place and the Property Theory; 3.2 The Ontological Foundations of Leibnizian Space; 3.2.1 The Immensum and Its Immense Importance.
3.2.2 Substance, Accident, and Relations in Leibniz' Metaphysics3.2.3 Leibniz' Physical-Geometric Holism; 3.3 Final Assessment; 3.3.1 Space, Property and Nominalism; 3.3.2 Reconsidering the Leibniz Shift Scenarios; 3.3.3 A Monadic Conclusion; Chapter 4: Motion, Matter, Monads, and Their "Forced" Relationship; 4.1 The Interpretive Challenge of Leibnizian Motion; 4.1.1 Overview of Leibnizian Motion and the Equivalence of Hypotheses; 4.1.2 Leibnizian Motion: An Alternative Account Contra Absolute Speed; 4.1.3 Realism, Invariantism, and Leibnizian Motion.
4.1.4 An Outline of a Leibnizian Invariantist Ontology4.2 The Mystery of Monadic Situation; 4.2.1 Monads and Spatiality; 4.2.2 Monads and the Extension of Power; 4.2.3 Monadic Activity and Derivative Force; 4.3 Final Synthesis; Part II: Third-Way Spatial Ontologies: Past and Present; Chapter 5: From Property to Structure: Exploring Contemporary Third-Way Conceptions of the Ontology of Space; 5.1 The Property Theory of Space; 5.1.1 An Historical Precedent: Philoponus; 5.1.2 Contemporary Versions of the Property Theory; 5.1.3 Critiquing the Property Theory; 5.1.4 Concluding Assessment.
Summary This volume explores the inadequacies of the two standard conceptions of space or spacetime, substantivalism and relationism, and in the process, proposes a new historical interpretation of these physical theories. This book also examines and develops alternative ontological conceptions of space, and explores additional historical elements of seventeenth century theories and other metaphysical themes. The author first discusses the two main opposing theories of the ontology of space. One, known as substantivalism, proposes space to be an entity that can exist independently of material things. The other, relationism, contends that space is a relation among material things. Readers will learn about specific problems with this dichotomy. First, Newton and Leibniz are often upheld as the retrospective forerunners of substantivalism and relationism. But, their work often contradicts the central tenets of these views. Second, these theories have proven problematic when transferred to a modern setting, especially with regards to general relativity and the recent quantum gravity hypotheses. The author details an alternative set of concepts that address these problems. The author also develops a new classificational system that provides a more accurate taxonomy for the elements of all spatial ontologies. This classification obtains successful analogies between Newton, Leibniz, and other natural philosophers with contemporary physical theories.
Note Online resource, title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 23, 2016).
ISBN 9783319448688 (electronic bk.)
3319448684 (electronic bk.)
9783319448671
3319448676
OCLC # 960701650
Additional Format Print version: Slowik, Edward. Deep Metaphysics of Space : An Alternative History and Ontology Beyond Substantivalism and Relationism. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016 9783319448671


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